The MediaSyndicate is a site dedicated to enabling small and medium-sized businesses the opportunity to post press releases and product reviews. There is no cost to post content on the site, and all content is ranked by date, popularity, and market vertical. Additional comments are allowed by registered users of the site, creating a dynamic that people can use for feedback and to get more information.Back to top
24 press releases take time to review.
Simple. Take a look at the site to see when it was accepted. You can also subscribe to the syndicated news release to get frequent updates and see your press releases when they go live.Back to top
This question references a press release posted by one of our members. If you did an "Advanced" search (left menu, under "Other Services") using the keyphrase [of the item you are looking for]. You should be able to locate what you are interested in. It's how we found it to answer your question. Of course, if you are unsuccessful, post a request here and we'll find what you are looking for.Back to top
All press releases are reviewed for content. Making a contribution does NOT guarantee acceptance -- rather, it just moves the press release UP in the approval queue and keeps it on the front page of the site for a longer period than submissions that are made without a contribution.
If you made a contribution for a press release, it will probably be approved within a couple of hours. If you submitted a press release WITHOUT a contribution, it may be a couple of days before the content is posted.
To wit: THANK YOU for supporting the site. We GREATLY APPRECIATE your contribution and remind everyone that it is normal, everyday people that review and approve content.
It's funny that you bring this up because it was clearly something that we struggled with as well.
We recognized that it was not news. Or at least it was not of the same quality that other people post on the site. Our comments on the story clearly explained that it was too "tabloid" for our liking, and we solicited feedback from the community for feedback.
Based on additional comments from other regular posters on the site, the story was removed -- not because we felt like we were being pressured, but rather because it was already a borderline thing anyways. Our membership simply helped us realize the disservice we were doing to our community.
Please don't get us wrong -- we're all for content that is challenging and controversial. And we LOVE spoof articles that take the shape like articles from New York's "The Onion". But there MUST be at least a shred of truth to the story, and the particular story in question was, well, just wrong.
What was wrong about it?
Well, here are some comments that some of you offered:
That, my friends, was just about enough for us. We take a lot of time reviewing stories for format and content. Admittedly, we don't have enough time to fact-check every story. But, fortunately for us, you did.
Thank you for helping to keep the quality of this site up.
Thanks for that.
We've modified the module so that it redirects to a page on our server. We are in the process of upgrading the message to include a history of the contribution. But for now... it's a secret. :-)
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Sorry about that, we've deleted it and will re-post it on WednesdayBack to top
Re: HTML Links Question...
Look man, I'm just one guy. It takes A LOT of work maintaining this site, and I make NO money doing it. Rather, it helps fund some of my other creative outlets. But, in the meantime, it would be nice to get something in return, right?
To enable HTML, you are required to make a contribution. Sure, I allow it in the submission. It just gets stripped out when you post without making a contribution.
Many people have discovered the benefits to their SEO rank when including HTML - as you no doubt have also discovered. This practice, also leads to a lot of link spamming, which hurts our site tremendously. So, in order to reduce the amount of link spam, I instituted a simple measure: pay for it!
Amazing what happens when you hold out your hand for even a buck... it stops A LOT of bad behavior. It's a small amount -- even the biggest posters to the site might only pay a coupla hundred bucks a year, BUT it reduces the amount of work that I have to go through maintaining the site by about 80% Most people might only pay $50 or $60.00 a year - some not even that much. Most will pay under $10.00! If you consider the big picture, that's really not a lot for the amount of traffic you get. And the story is PERMANENT, and remains that way for YEARS! NO OTHER service provider allows that. Lastly, we're growing MASSIVELY! Just look at Alexa.com for proof! Which means even MORE traffic to your story.
Thanks in advance for your continued support and participation.
Resubmit your press release, along with your contibution. If we accept your press release, the post will appear on the front page, and a link to the press release will appear in your account summary page (Click on "My Account").Back to top
Typically, contributions are done as each news release is submitted. However, you are also welcome to make a contribution without submitting a news release. This can be accomplished here:
You can subscribe to the entire site using the RSS URL http://www.MediaSyndicate.com/backend.php Additionally, specific topics can be subscribed to through the various topics: when you click on a link to a story in a specific topic, you can subscribe to an RSS feed using a link located in a menu table on the left-side of the page, near the top called "RSS Feeds"Back to top
I don't now. It's most likely because you hit the "back" button in your browser. It could be because you don't have cookies enabled, and had to re-login. Paypal's and (our site) security requires that you follow through predefined link sequences to ensure your personal information is not compromised. The entire system works automatically - you just have to be patient and wait. And, sometimes, you might just have to log back into the system. Rest assured, NOTHING is lost - the press release is received PRIOR to payment, and then the payments are registered and matched up against the system.
Thanks for your support, and we hope you continue to use the system.
Chances are you probably hit the "refresh" or "back" button in your browser, resulting in the "must be logged in" message. And, also - all press releases are reviewed prior to acceptance. As long as they meet with normal standards and submission guidelines (i.e.: formatted properly, appropriate content, no adult sites, etc), your press release will most likely be accepted.Back to top
You did not make an effort to support the site, and so the html is not enabled. The site states that free submissions do not include HTML links.Back to top
If it was not posted, then it probably did not meet minimum quality requirements. Try to improve the quality of the submission, and try again.Back to top
The 4.99 per month fee is NOT for a monthly service of any kind. Rather, we offer a service where people can post a press release for $50.00 which gives you a year of advertising promotion on second tier search engines, and top positioning on our website for as long as someone else does not buy a spot at the top. Some folks find the $50.00 up front fee prohibitive, and therefore, the $4.99 is intended to act as a kind of "payment plan" for the same kind of service.
If you read the details on the signup page, and on the various pages throughout the site, it indicates that the service option is for "a press release" - singular. All services on this site are for one instance of one submission only. You are never granted any kind of carte blanche to submit stories ad infinitum for $4.99. And, we STILL moderate all stories, which means any kind of contribution to the site does not guarantee posting on the site. It WILL improve your chances, but it won't guarantee them.
Generally, this means stories that are written about adult material, or are racist or defamatory in nature, will not be published. We do our best to filter out as much bad stuff as possible, but sometimes the bad stuff gets through nonetheless. And, sometimes, the good stuff is missed, too. That's why a donation helps us get to your stuff faster.
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