The Truth About PRWeb

2019-01-16 19:25:46

PRWeb has been in the press release distribution industry for over a decade now. They are owned by Cision, a public relations and earned media software company and services provider. There is a longstanding debate regarding PRWeb in terms of the quality of service they provide. In this piece of writing, the actuality of the PRWeb press release distribution service will be revealed.


PRWeb offers to make a Press Release “Go Viral” by Increasing influencer and blogger visibility through their Premium Service which costs $389. They claim syndication to a network of 1,200+ websites, powered by PR Newswire, to further the online visibility.


There are options to amplify your message with the SocialPost add-on which aims to reach PRWeb industry-focused Twitter newsfeeds. To include industry-specific journalist list by Cision, there is a  $199 charge on top the distribution cost. Also, for Priority distribution within 4 hours, there is a $99 additional charge.


This may sound interesting. However, a member of our editorial team had done a thorough research on PRWeb past customer reviews and by researching some of their recently distributed press releases. The result was surprising and not in accordance with what they have guaranteed on their website.


Here are two screenshots of some customer reviews for PRWeb found on G2 Crowd and




The above reviews might not be sufficient to judge PRWeb in terms of quality. Here are some screenshots of Google Search Results for recently published PRWeb press releases which shows a very disappointing result in terms of the number of media outlets that had picked up their press release:



Apparently, press releases distributed by PRWeb only reach websites which can hardly be considered as media outlets.


Another alternative to PRWeb is They offer the cheapest and most effective press release distribution. Starting from the Premium Plan of $69, they also offer a distribution plan designed to have a mass audience outreach and distribution to more than 400 media outlets including top-tier newswire such as ABS, CBX, Fox, NBC, Bloomberg etc.



Here is a screenshot of a press release distributed by that has been featured on the “New York Magazine



It can easily be concluded that the truth about PRWeb is not satisfactory and it is not a wise choice to waste time debating. They are clearly not providing the service they are promising., in fact, has been providing a satisfactory press release distribution service at a cheaper price.


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