What services are offered by Lightning Releases?
Lightning Releases offers press release and article submission services to top news search engines and national news websites.
How is Lightning Releases different from other other Press Release Services?
Most press release services charge $200.00 to $500.00 to submit a press release to their distribution network, which is often just a series of low-traffic, non-authoritative websites. Lightning Releases allows organizations to submit their content to high-traffic news search engines and news-websites for as little as $79.00. Additionally, PRWeb and other press release services only allow press releases to be submitted through their services, whereas Lightning Releases allows both news-style articles and press releases to be submitted.
What news search engines will index my press release?
Lightning Releases currently has access to submit press releases to Google News, Bing News, News360, Newsle and Topix News Search.
Why submit a press release to news search engines?
News search engines receive substantial amounts of traffic, but have far smaller search indexes, making it much more likely that your press release will be seen. Furthermore, articles in news search engines can frequently appear on the first page of web search results in Google, Bing and Topix News for several days after publication, driving more readers to your release and your website.
Where else will my press release be distributed?
Lightning Releases partners with third-party wire services to submit your press release to national papers, radio stations, television stations and news websites. Your press release will also be included on a number of other partner news websites and all major search engines. For more information about Lightning Releases’ distribution, visit our distribution page. You will also receive a full distribution of where your release was picked up at 24 hours after it is initially published.
Can I target media outlets in a specific geographic region?
Yes. With Lightning Releases premium distribution package, you can have your release sent to radio stations, television stations, newspapers and magazines in any of the fifty United States. There are also national distribution lists for the United States, Canada, the United Kingdom and Australia.
How soon does the press release go out?
All press releases submitted through Lightning Releases are reviewed for quality. After your release has been reviewed and approved for submission, it will be sent out to our partner websites that are indexed in news search engines immediately. You can also schedule a release to be sent out at a date and time that you specify.
Do you guarantee that my press release will be indexed in news search engines?
Yes. We guarantee your release will be published in Google News and at least one other news search engine. If your release is not indexed, we will provide you a full refund.
Can Lightning Releases’ Services be used by Publicly Traded Companies?
Yes. Lightning Releases meets the SEC’s fair disclosure requirement (Regulation FD) and the public disclosure rules listed by the New York Stock Exchange. We recommend that all publicly traded companies review the release distribution requirements set by the exchange they are traded on before submitting a release to Lightning Releases or any other press release distribution service.
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What types of content can be submitted through Lightning Releases?
Press releases and news-style articles can be submitted through Lightning Releases.
What are the requirements for submitted press releases?
All submitted articles and press releases must be submitted with proper grammar and spelling. Releases should be at least 400 words long. Lightning Releases does not accept releases related to pornography, gambling, weight loss, illegal drugs or prescription drugs. Releases are not to be defamatory and must contain completely factual information. Any release deemed to contain fraudulent information will not be published.
Can I embed videos, pictures, or sound files in my press release?
You can include text and images in your press release or article. Videos and sound files can be linked to from your press release, but cannot be embedded directly in your article.
What if I need help writing a press release?
Lightning Releases’ editorial team can prepare a professionally-written press release on your behalf. Click here to learn more about our press release writing services.
Can I include links in my press release?
Yes, you can include up to three hyperlinks in your press release that link back to your website. These links will not be marked as “no-follow.”
What should I do to make sure my press release receives maximum distribution?
To receive the maximum benefit from your press release, make sure to include keywords that are commonly searched for. You can use Google’s Trends tool to identify commonly searched-for keywords.
Will submitting a press release improve my search engine rankings?
Submitting your press release through Lightning Releases will generate additional do-follow backlinks to your website, which may help increase your search engine rankings. No specific guarantees are made about ranking improvements.
How much does submitting a press release through Lightning Releases Cost?
Lightning Releases presently has three different services tiers: $79.00, $99.00 and $149.00. The $79.00 package includes submission to major news search engines like Google News and Bing News. The $99.00 package also includes submission to all sites on Lightning Releases’ partner network. The $149.00 package includes featured placement on select partner sites, email distribution to targeted journalists and featured placement on select partner news sites. For more information about the services levels offered and related pricing, visit our distribution packages page.
What payment methods are accepted?
Lightning Releases accepts payment via all major credit and debit cards and PayPal. Your payment will be processed over a secure (SSL) connection. No payment information is stored on our server. Please note that your credit card charge will be listed as coming from “LIGHTNING RELEASES.COM”
How can I contact Lightning Releases?
Lightning Releases can be contacted via the form on the contact page.
How can I submit my press release to Lightning Releases?