PRBuzz is a company that charges $299 per year and offers an “unlimited number of press releases for a single company”. If you are doing this for clients or if you have multiple businesses, then you need to pay $499 per year. Today, we look into evidence to see if their claims corroborate with the factual results.
What you get paying $299 a year?
You get a webpage on PRBuzz with your press release on it and cheap syndication on what Google characterizes as “spammy sites”.
One of our editors ran a quick Google search for press releases we found on PRBuzz’s site and here is what we found:
“PRBuzz is a complete waste of money. Press releases were sent on a weekly basis for almost a year. No traffic in Google Analytics and the only website our press releases were ever on was their own site,” said one of the Press Release Jet team members who have used PRBuzz in a company he used to work for in the past.
Unfortunately with PRBuzz, your press release will not be seen my journalists nor any legitimate media outlets. PRBuzz will also not help your website’s SEO efforts. In fact, some of the websites on their network can be considered “content farms” that will hurt your SEO.
How does PRBuzz compare to Press Release Jet?
The average customer of Press Release Jet receives an excess of 400 media outlets that picks up the press release. These media sites are owned by top-notch media companies such as ABC, CBS, FOX, NBC, CW and Bloomberg Business so not only will you receive maximum visibility and exposure, these backlinks are recognized by Google (shows up in Google Search Console!) and will help boost your Google search rankings!
Just sending 1 press release with Press Release Jet for $129 will bring more media outlets, more visibility, more traffic and more SEO backlink juice than writing a press release every single day, 365 days out of the year, using PRBuzz — and they charge $299!
Here is a Google search for one of Press Release Jet’s press releases:
Editor’s Note: The original article was posted on February 1, 2016.