...I actually like this tool. It reminds me to check for #s, links, garbage words, etc.
Horace W. Crosby, Jr., M.Ed. commented
I actually like this tool. It pointed out some things that I believe improved my press release.
It took me a few tries to get it to work. It has some bugs.
Nice tool. Lots of good ideas and methods of checking the content of a press release. I've bookmarked it for lots more use. Thanks a lot.
I like this tool and use it but I feel there is room for improvement so that results are more accurate. For instance, it never picks up my "about the company" section and I always include it. So I keep getting lower scores (can't get passed a 64) because the grader doesn't detect that section when it is clearly there and I've tried different ways to distinguish it thinking it would find it. Suggestions? Improvement timeline?
When you say that press releases should include contact details such as a phone number and an email address, are you referring to contact details for editors or to the body of the release? Is a URL sufficient for the actual press release or do you recommend including a phone number to call?
Othniel Denis commented
I think this is a great tool. As the owner of Excellent Ones Consulting , I don't have much time to work on press releases, but this tool minimizes the time commitment associated with this vital marketing strategy. Great tool.
LaTasha McDavid commented
Love this tool!
great tool, helps to look at the big picture. However, this tool keeps giving low scores due to not being able to find my About section (that is there, I ran through the test 3 times) and it cannot find my company's homepage link that is also there, plainly listed. Then later, you tell me the company's homepage link as well as my other links are redirected URLs when they were copy/pasted directly from the site
great tool - thank you
Jane Thomasson commented
Excellent tool, one problem - its not picking up my phone number, but I suspect it is because in Australia we write our phone numbers in a different format than the USA ( (00) 0000 000000)
It's helped me improve the SEO of my articles, it's great.
rachel Rowling commented
I thi nk this is an excellent tool. Thanks
This tool is a good start to writing successful press releases.
Feedback says, 'For a press release to have maximum value from a Search Engine Optimization (SEO) perspective, it should contain a hyperlink to the main website of the company.
This press release does not seem to contain a link to '
What does this mean? Links are directly to my site hosted on goDaddy.
Fun and Fast! And quite helpful as well. Helps you to see where you need to improve.
ANTOINE DENTON commented
Thank you so much, this tool is truly helpufull
A phenomenal tool!
grant ivens commented
This grader worked well in evaluating my press release and identified some areas that I am missing and like all of the grader apps it is way fast. I will be checking all of our press release with this and also comparing my competitors... and the ones that get press and pushed through the social networks will be the real proof... thanks for the tool.
Jackie Henrion commented
I think the idea of this tool is brilliant. I found this tool in the appendix of Janet Meiners Thaeler's brand new book "I Need A Killer Press Release-Now What?" As independent creatives get more into the marketing aspects of their business, this provides a level of training and a way to try out ideas without paying a lot of money up front. Even if I decide to work with a marketing pro down the line, it's a good tool to focus my thoughts.