SEO for Press/News Releases

23 04 2010

This is the 2nd part of BL’s tips to optimize your press/news releases. The last post focused on keyword selection and topic selection for your release.

1. Length of release: 400 – 600 words.

2. Linking: 1 link per 100 words (on average) recommended.

  • Your company name linked to your Home Page (Brand Recognition)
  • A Broad version of your main key phrase linked to your Home Page
  • Targeted key phrase linked to interior page
  • Targeted key phrase linked to interior page –LSI words!
  • Fully qualified URL to your website example:

3. Metadata

  • Title Tags
  • Header Description
  • Body Copy
  • Text Backlinks are valuable – control the anchor text

4. Syndication: 1 News/Press Release recommended a month (minimum). Don’t say the same thing differently. Unique content is key to a successful PR/SEO campaign. Don’t rehash the same topic. PAY CAREFUL ATTENTION to submission categories. Call BottomLine today to set up your media schedule today, 626.833.5015.

Keyword Selection for Press/News Releases

23 04 2010

BL just finished a webinar regarding online marketing. Thank you To sum up the 60 minutes we have outlined the best tips and facts to help our clients with their next press/news release. For the purposes of this post we are going to focus on your news releases for SEO purposes vs. a public relations effort. The issue isn’t black and white, as we recommend all releases be optimized to their max potential.

Goal = Keyword = Release Topic (Old public relation efforts included starting with the topic).

1. Goal: It’s sounds so cliche to say what is your goal, but writing effectively is essential to starting with a goal. Craft the release to fit the goal.

2. Keywords: Choose well targeted key phrases for specific SEO efforts, not broad overused terms. (See BottomLine Online Tools for keyword tools that are free).  Key Phrase Profitability = High Traffic, Low Index Competition, Market Viability, and accessible top 10 keyword(s)/phrases.

3. Release Topic: Decide how to frame your effort in a way that matches your goals. Solve your customers problems/needs. Get in the mind of your customers, what are their pain points? How do you solve THEIR problem or serve THEIR needs?

4. Supporting Keywords or LSI – Latent Semantic Indexing: Choose one or two semantically related words in your summary tag AND in the first sentence of your body copy, than write naturally!

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