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Frequently Asked Questions

YES! The first story post and distribution is 100% free. You will also have an option to upgrade to a full press distribution for a discounted rate.

We recommend adding a full press distribution to your free story to reach local press outlets.

Our services give you visibility in your local community, showing that your business is active online and featured on blogs and news sites.

Many writers require lengthy questionnaires from you that waste your time. We only require 3 things: your website, the topic you want the article to be about, and 1-2 quotes that best describe your business. We’ll do the research to write your article with just that information.

Yes, after the article is written you can look it over and go revise it according to your liking.

You do have the option to reach out to each news station individually, but most likely you won’t get published because they typically only work with clients who can provide a bulk number of articles per month. It would take you many months / years to build a network of over 100 new sites from scratch.

It can be just a general announcement of your business, talking about the features and benefits. Or if you plan to write it yourself, it can be any newsworthy topic, for example about a new product you just launched.

3 days if you approve the article and we publish it. This does not include time for revisions if any are requested.

You won’t be published to the main website (for example fox.com) as those are reserved for national headline news. But you will be published to local affiliates such as FOX 28, FOX 43 etc which are the official sites for the TV stations. For example, FOX 43 is for channel 43 in a specific city and is part of the FOX news network. It’s similar to getting published in a local newspaper.

Fox 28, NBC 2, USA Today AZ Central, CBS KUTV2, CBS WBOC, NBC 21, FOX 40, NBC 3 WRCB TW, Fox 43, NBC WRDE Coast TV, NBC 29, Tulsa CW, Pittsburgh Post Gazette, Daily Herald, Times Record, The Punxsutawney Spirit, The Inyo Register, The Chronicle Journal, 1007 The Score, Doublet 973, 93.7 The Eagle, The Drive 929, Talk 1170 Radio, K-Hits 1069, HTV 10, News on 6, 2 News, 98.5 KVOO, News 9, Big Country 99.5, Lubbock CW, Magic 106.5, My Lubbock TV, NCN News Central, NCN News Omaha & Lincoln, NCN News Mid Plains, NCN News Northeast Nebraska, NCN News Panhandle, NCN News Platte Valley, NCN News Southeast Nebraska, Oldics 97.7, RFD TV, 96.9 The Bull, SNN News, Telemundo Lubbock, Weny News, Erie News Now, 1077.7 Yes FM, News OK, Marketplace, Minyanville, Malvern Daily Record, Sweetwater Reporter, My Mother Lode, Poteau Daily News, Decatur Daily Democrat, Deer Park Tribune, The Ridgway Record, Antlers American, Wapakoneta Daily News, Starkville Daily News, The Buffalo News, The Saline Courier, The Kane Republican, SM Daily Press, The Community Post, AZ Central Finance, The Evening Leader, One Observer News Enterprise, Fat Pitch Financials, Daily Times Leader, Post & Mail, Wall Street Select, Morning News, Milwaukee Wisconsin Journal Sentinel, Mammoth Times, Big Spring Herald, Borger News-Herald, Carolina Reporter & News, Financial Content, Statesman Examiner, Menlo Park, Corte Madera, San Rafael, San Anselmo, Santa Clara, Walnut Creek Guide, Daily City, Mill Valley, Livermore, Danville, Pleasanton, The Pilot News
Please note that these sites are subject to change without notice, and this list may not be updated to reflect the changes immediately.

Yes! Please follow our guidelines.

Release Guidelines:

– The article must be between 200-500 words.
– Your article can have no more than 1 link per 100 words.
– The headline must include the company’s name.
– The article cannot be written like a sales pitch, it must be neutral/informational.
– The article must have a specific topic, no general articles allowed.
– Avoid bullet point lists or fragmented texts as they will not be accepted by some news outlets.
– Exclude contact info from the article as you will be uploading that separately.
– Must be in english.

All press releases submitted to Satellite Publishing must:

Be written in an acceptable press release format.
Avoid inflammatory language, hyperbole, and unattributed opinion, or invasion of someone’s privacy.
Be accurate and free of potentially libelous material.
Clearly identify opinions in quotes or attribute these statements as opinions belonging to the organization, and not state as fact.
Cite from a fact-checked news source.
Contain explicit attribution to an authorized source such as court documents.
Be free of content intended to harm or exact revenge upon an individual or group.
Not be threatening, abusive, menacing, offensive, violent, intimidating or otherwise objectionable.
Not make attempts to incite fear or panic, including but not limited to releases predicting the end of the world or terrorist attacks.
Not intend to harm or exact revenge upon an individual or group, which is defined as content that is deemed intended to: (i) incite, advocate or express hatred, bigotry, racism or gratuitous violence; (ii) promote personal opinions attacking an individual or group; (iii) maliciously affect a company’s stock; (d) stalk, defame, defraud, degrade, shame or victimize an individual or group.
Satellite Publishing will review your press releases before distribution to ensure that content is newsworthy, accurate and in an acceptable format. Attention to the following guidelines will help your press release get speedy approval and distribution on our platform.

All press releases must contain a clear, timely and newsworthy angle and be free of advertising hype, direct address, and spam. Press releases should incorporate the following features/qualities:

Newsworthy Content: Common news angles include timely information about a new product or service, business expansion or recent event, an organizational milestone like an anniversary or award or the issuance of a tip sheet or expert opinion on a topic currently in the news. The news announcement must be clearly stated in the headline.

Objective Tone: Satellite Publishing press releases should be free of hype flags and direct address (i.e. “you,” “I,” “we,” etc.) unless used within a quotation from a spokesperson from a company or organization. Direct address is a flag that the content is an advertisement rather than a news release. Similarly, hype flags — exclamation points; hyperbolic product/service claims; descriptions of a product or service as AMAZING, or the use of upper case characters to create emphasis — challenge the credibility of your news announcement.

Legally Accurate: Satellite Publishing requires a case number, court of record, complaint number or other sufficient documentation for all press releases referencing legal action or criminal matters.

Valid Contact Information: Satellite Publishing press releases must contain a valid contact name, phone number, and email address in the contact information.

Written Authorization: In certain cases, such as with network marketing companies, with the use of a stock ticker symbol, or with major corporate announcements such as (but not limited to) those related to M&A, Satellite Publishing may require written authorization from a company executive before a press release is approved for distribution. Independent representatives of network marketing companies, MLM or party plan companies must always obtain the express consent of the company’s executive.

Standard Length: Satellite Publishing press releases should be between 300 and 800 words. The length of your release directly affects its distribution, and press releases that are overly short or long may have trouble being indexed in the search engines.

Standard Grammar and Spelling: Satellite Publishing press releases should be free of spelling and grammatical errors. Although jargon and acronyms are commonplace in natural language, make sure to include definitions for industry jargon so the average person can understand as well.

Formatting: Satellite Publishing press releases cannot contain HTML tags and other formatting such as non-standard characters, tables or forced line breaks. Releases also should not be written partially or entirely in all capital letters. Before submitting your release, please ensure all links in your release are fully functional. If your website is not available or fully functional at the time of editorial review, you will need to remove the links from your release or wait until the website is in operation to submit.

A Clear News Source: Satellite Publishing requires a clear news source to be identified in the headline. The news source is the company or organization that is issuing the release. If your agency, firm or business is distributing on behalf of a client, then the source would be the client’s company or organization’s name. It should also be clear how that company or organization relates to the news announcement.

Email Addresses: Satellite Publishing does not recommend the use of email addresses within the body of the press release. If an email address is included, our editorial team will modify the email address to be in this format Name (at) example (dot) com.

Accepted File Types: Satellite Publishing only accepts releases containing images with the following extensions: .jpeg, .gif, .png.

Satellite Publishing does not distribute:

Advertisements: If your press release is primarily aimed at selling a product or service, then it is an advertisement and not a press release. A good press release informs the media and the general public about a newsworthy topic. If the primary purpose of the document is to sell without any other newsworthy element, then it will be denied publication.

Sexually Explicit Content: To ensure the integrity of our service for all, Satellite Publishing does not accept content about sexually explicit material or products. Press releases should not contain references or links to explicitly sexual material, illegal material or profane language. Please note that all 18-and-older websites are considered sexually explicit.

Link SPAM: Please limit your link count to 1 per 100 words. This policy is in place to protect the value of the links in a press release and the value of links within the Satellite Publishing network.

Reprints: News and feature images, articles, opinion columns, editorials or news stories from other websites or publications, especially if they are copyrighted, are not press releases.

Duplicate Content: A press release can only be distributed once through Satellite Publishing. In addition, a significant majority of each press release must be original content. Templated content is not permitted. Using copyrighted content from other sources is a violation of Satellite Publishing’s Terms of Service.

Third Party Legal Releases: Satellite Publishing only accepts press releases from law firms in which the firm is representing one of the parties in the case. Satellite Publishing does not accept press releases regarding legal cases from third-party firms.

Intent to Harm: Satellite Publishing does not distribute content intended to harm or exact revenge upon an individual or group. This content is defined as anything deemed intended to: incite, advocate or express hatred, bigotry, racism or gratuitous violence; promote personal opinions attacking an individual or group; maliciously affect a company’s stock; or stalk, defame, defraud, degrade, shame or victimize an individual or group.

Written Authorization: In certain cases, such as with network marketing companies, with the use of a stock ticker symbol, or with major corporate announcements such as (but not limited to) those related to Satellite Publishing may require written authorization from a company executive before a press release is approved for distribution. Independent representatives of network marketing companies, MLM or party plan companies must always obtain the express consent of the company’s executive.

Unauthorized Ticker Symbols: While we encourage our clients to use any ticker symbols they are authorized to use in their press releases, we will need to receive the proper authorization from the source company for each ticker symbol used.

Online Gambling: Satellite Publishing does not publish releases that promote or link to online gambling, fantasy sports, and related sites that utilize a “pay-to-play” model for participation.

Payday or Short Term Loans: Satellite Publishing does not publish releases that promote or link to payday, short term or other unsecured loan services.

Gun Topics: Press releases promoting the sale of handguns, rifles, shotguns, hunting guns, functioning antique guns, airsoft guns, paintball guns, bb guns, 3D-printed guns and any parts or component, whether finished or unfinished, that’s essential to or enhances the functionality of a gun.

Online Pharmaceuticals: Satellite Publishing does not accept releases from online pharmacies or websites which sell prescription drugs unless both the website and release explicitly state that a doctor’s prescription is required for purchase. In addition, pharmaceutical sites that are acceptable must be located within the United States or the United Kingdom.

Tobacco: Press releases promoting the sale of tobacco or any products containing tobacco, its consumption, or simulate tobacco smoking, e.g. vaping, e-cigarettes, herbal cigarettes.

Weight Loss Products: Satellite Publishing does not allow any weight loss products or ingredients.

Health Supplements: Satellite Publishing does not allow any health supplement content, irrespective of any claims of legality.

Sexual Enhancement Products: Satellite Publishing does not allow press releases which promote sexual enhancement products.

Easy Money Schemes: Satellite Publishing does not accept releases that promote make-money online, work from home programs or get-rich-quick schemes.

Stock Recommendations: Satellite Publishing does not accept releases that promote stock picks, newsletters, alerts, recommendations, advice or reviews. Publicly traded companies may still promote their own news.

BlackHat SEO Tactics: Satellite Publishing does not allow releases to promote or link to Black Hat SEO tactics and services. These types of services include, but are not limited to, keyword stuffing, link buying, and selling, link stuffing, over-hyphenated domains, paid social media followers, and reputation management.

Viruses, Scripts, and Codes: Satellite Publishing does not accept releases that contain or link to any viruses, scripts, programs, web pages or any code that destroys, alters, or inhibits the operation of any computer systems.

Press releases about legal cases and political matters can:

  • Contain fair comment of a political or public figure as long as this content does not cross over into libel territory
  • Express the opinion or official stance of an organization on a public issue or current event, however, opinions must be put into the form of a quote and properly attributed to the organization making the statement

Press releases about legal cases and political matters are not:

  • Announcements of intentions to file a court case against an individual or group.
  • Potentially libelous, which is defined as content that falsely depicts or implies a person: (a) has committed a crime or is guilty of illegal activity; (b) lacks mental capacity; (c) has engaged in immoral behavior; (d) has a loathsome disease.
  • Interpretations of legal proceedings: (a) all claims about events surrounding a court case need to be attributed to court documents; (b) until a case is decided, events cannot be interpreted, but only detail what court documents allege.

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