Posted March 2, 2009 1:15 pm by with 3 comments

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Last year PRLeap added social features to their press releases. Last week they added a new feature called PRTube. It’s like YouTube for press releases. You can embed a viewer to display PRLeap press release on your blog, web site, etc. This is a great addition. I only wish you could resize the viewer – it’s a little big. To embed any press release, click on it and on the right hand side you can get the code.

As I wrote I like PRLeap and with that feature I’d prefer to use them over a comparable service that doesn’t offer a viewer. Several sites have added a viewer that shows a web site under the press release but none that embed the actual press release on your site. No one likes to read press releases (or at least I don’t think they do). But this means no extra clicks and you can skim it right on site.

Here’s an example: PR LEAP Launches PRTube, the Embeddable Press Release Viewer

The viewer is Flash-based and PRTube tracks how many times someone views your press release. It’s available at every level of distribution – starting at $49.

PRLeap was founded seven years ago and is privately funded. They claim to be the first search engine optimized press release distribution service, started in 2003.

  • Thanks for writing about PRTube. Noted on the size of the player. Right now you can manually adjust the height on the embed code, we’ll see if there is an easier way.

    PRTube also allows you to see which sites have embedded your press release.

  • I like it, especially if you can select what type of press releases it shows. On my blog, it could be cool to show live updates of press releases on internet marketing and web 2.0 stuff.

    purposeinc – dk – Dr. David Klein’s last blog post..Glimpes of Elite Retreat

  • I am glad you like it dk – for now you can only get one release at a time – but I like your idea and we’ll see about making that happen.

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