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PR Log offers a vast array of features for their customers, and they are extremely affordable - with free plans available. PR Log is listed as one of the most popular sites for inbound traffic and one with over 2 million inbound links by Alexa, which means that press releases hosted on PR Log will have multiple impressions. While PR Log offers paid services, their free ones offer features which are comparable to the significantly more expensive paid options by the competitors.

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The Good

  • Packages
  • Features

The various packages include:

  • Basic Free Plan:
    -Ad Supported
    -Distribution to Search Engines
    -Email Distribution
    -RSS Distribution
    -Hosted on PRLog
    -Font Page Listing
    -1 Industry Listing + Feed
    -3 Keyword/Tag Listings + Feeds
    -Location Listing + Feed
    -Pressroom Hosting
    -Company Profile & Logo
    -Social Sharing
    -Embed Widget
    -Email Widget
    -QR Code
    -Automatic Twitter & Facebook Posting
    -Search Optimized Webpage
    -PDF/Print Version
    -1 Search Optimized Photo
    -1 Plain Clickable Links
    -1 Video Embedded
    -Formatting Support
    -500 words maximum
    -Account Based Management
    -3 days advance scheduling
    -Pre-Release Sharing
    -Post-Release Sharing
    -SPAM Protection
    -Customizable Timezone
    -Unique/Total Hits
    -Facebook Likes
    -Twitter Tweets
    -Google +1s
    -Linkedin Shares
    -Search Phrases
    -Typical Distribution Timeframe - Immediate
  • Exclusive (Free):
    -Ad Supported
    -All features listed above
    -2 Industry Listings + Feeds
    -5 Keyword/Tag Listings + Feeds
  • Premium - $49/release:
    -All features listed above
    -3 Industry Listings + Feeds
    -8 Keyword/Tag Listings + Feeds
    -5 Search Optimized Photos
    -5 Plain or text clickable links
    -10 Days Advance Scheduling
    -Not Ad Supported
    -Traffic Sources
    -Headline Impressions
    -Syndication Report
    -Distributed Within a Few Hours
  • Premium Plus + PR Newswire Distribution - $349/release:
    -All features listed above
    -5 Industry Listings + Feeds
    -10 Keyword/Tag Listings + Feeds
    -10 Plain or text clickable links
    -475 Words (Maximum)
    -ReleaseWatch™ Report
    -Distributed Within a 1 Business Day
    PRNewswire offers: Yahoo! News, Google News and made available to search engines indefinitely, Syndication on PR Newswire's online network which consists of thousands of Web sites, Inclusion in PRNewswire.com RSS feeds and site search, Complimentary report with the links to where your release has appeared on more than 100 Web sites including Bizjournals.com, Marketwatch, Boston Globe, San Jose Mercury News and Yahoo!.

The Bad

  • Customer support
  • Transparency

Receiving customer support or contacting customer service is difficult, as there is not a phone number listed for PR Log. Wait time for a return email exceeded three business days, and no response was received, well beyond what would be expected for a reasonable timeframe.

There is a definite void in information about PR Log online, such as who operates the company and how long they have been in business. While not necessarily a significant detail for those electing to use the free plan, it would be helpful for those planning on upgrading to have some information about the company which will be billing them.

The Bottom Line

PR Log offers extensive features for their free products, and the submission process is simple and straightforward. All optimization of a press release must be completed by the user when using the free plans. Minimal editorial support is reported to be available for the paid plans, but with the delay in responding to emails, one cannot be sure about how soon or if this will be the case.

The inbound traffic for PR Log is notable, so one can count on their release being seen by many people. At this time, the free products are fully recommended, while there are some reservations in so doing for the paid products. If nothing else, PR Log is an added tool in a press release marketing campaign, using the free product.

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