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Has anyone heard of a PR blast site. I use one for twittering so there's got to be one out there that will blast it to multiple PR sites. It would be a great way to save time.
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I don't think I would use something like this - anything that does anything en masse usually winds up backfiring... you just don't know where your content will end up and some destinations can be bad for SEO or just bad for business in general by associating your biz name with whatever unsavory site it landed on.

However, I'm willing to bet that if there is a decent option out there Diana Ennen knows about it, so hopefully she'll chime in here!

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Thanks Tess. You know it, this is a topic that's really near and dear to me.

I would highly recommend not doing press releases this way. Even though it's quicker, it's not going to give you the same results as submitting them out yourself. Plus, many of the places will actually hurt your chances of success. You'll see that when it's published there's odd characters in there (even though you converted to Notepad), the formatting is off, etc. Plus a lot of the press release sites just won't accept them.

Here's some tips for sending out press releases that might help with your speed.

1) Set aside a few hours to do this. Without interruptions, you get your groove on and can go so much faster.
2) Have an excel document or any document that lists the places you want to submit to, your log-in information and password. One of the things that can take the most time is having to figure out what your password is to each site.
3) Utilize your copy and paste features. I use FreeClip. It's amazing how much quicker I can do it with this tool. I copy and paste into the FreeClip initially, and then it's just a matter of clicking onto the appropriate box when I want to insert it.
4) Have the sizes right. You save so much time if you don't have to check each time that the summary fits, etc.

Hope this helps!!! Good luck with your submissions.

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Thank you for the information, Diana. I was just reading through the posts to see if I should submit my PR to multiple sites. (Not an all-at-once option)

I am going to utilize your spreadsheet idea!
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