By Stephen Kenwright, from Search Engine Watch –

I’ve written more press releases in 2014 than any year since Google rolled out the first Penguin algorithm update – but I haven’t used a press release site. Not because they don’t still work (I’ll take other marketers at their word that they do), but because I can get better results contacting journalists directly.

In the months post-Penguin (mid 2012), Greg Habermann published a great article on Search Engine Watch telling marketers to stop syndicating press releases without having a newsworthy reason for doing so. Fast-forward two years and it’s past time that press release syndication was stopped entirely. […]

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