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Frequently Asked Questions

1. Do you also compose press releases for us ?

Yes, we certainly offer this service. Please use our contact form.

2. How long will our article remain on the welcome page?

On our home page we always place the 20 latest press releases with the first part of the text and 30 more with only headlines. Your release will remain there until it is replaced by 50 newer releases. Your article will remain available in our database as long as you wish.

3. For my analysis of media response I would like to know how often a special release has been accessed. Can you give me this information?

If you display a back link to on your website this service will be free of charge! You will receive the following information: How often has your release been accessed on our site, how many PDFs have been generated, how often your release has been printed and how often has it been sent via email. Please contact us ( service [AT] openPR com ) and give the URL of the release for which you would like this information.

4. Is it actually worth publishing our releases on

Sure! openPR recieves thousands of clicks every day and has a steadily increasing number of subscribers to our email newsletter and the RSS Feed.

Thus reaches a large and constantly increasing number of decision-makers and policy-makers, which makes it an interesting platform for your corporate communication. Furthermore, your article also appears regularly on Google News, often just a few minutes after its release on openPR. (Please note that openPR cannot guarantee that your release will be published on Google News.)

5. When was launched and who runs the site? was launched in April 2004. was relaunched in July 2005.

6. Why do you publish press releases for free?

We want to give smaller companies the chance to go public with their news at any time. A change to a fee-based service is not planned.

7. Can I also place an ad for my company on openPR?

Yes. We offer you the possibility of placing a banner/streamer, for instance, on Furthermore, it is possible to book text ads in our email newsletter. Please contact us.

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9. Tips for getting published with your press release at Google News

Tip #1:Use a suitable keyword in the title of your press release

Having a suitable keyword in your article headline is the single most important ranking factor at Google News.

Tip #2: Publish current press releases

Google News prefers to show up recently published articles.

Tip #3: Ensure that your press release fits to the content factors

Google News prefers great articles written in a high quality. Content factors for ranking at Google News are esp.:

  • Headline max. 110 chars
  • Articles with at least 80 words in one paragraph (!), not too long and not too many backlinks in the text. Google News does not like short sentences / paragraphs.
  • Do not post one single sentence or word in every row of your press release
  • Google News does not like posting a table of content in your press release because it looks like spam.
  • Ensure that your text is written coherent.

Example for press releases which were not listed by Google News:

Reasons for not getting listed could be:

  • headline too long for Google News,
  • single sentences in every row and table of content integrated in the text

Reasons for not getting listed could be:

  • single words in every row
  • not any paragraph contains more than 80 words

Reasons for not getting listed could be:

  • less coherent text, single words in every row and table of content integrated in the text

Two press releases which are successfully listed by Google News:

  • Every paragraph contains more than 80 words, which is good

  • Good written text without a table of content and many long paragraphs (each more than 80 words), only 3 blacklinks in the text

10. Any more questions?

In case you have further questions about openPR feel free to contact us!.