The Top 10 Publications For Achieving Press Coverage and Backlinks in Ohio: Ohio, known as the ‘Buckeye’ state, has a strong history of local journalism to keep Ohioans updated on news events happening in their state. For local companies or brands (as well as PR agencies) based in Ohio who have a new product or service that they want to promote, securing press coverage in local publications can be both extremely valuable in terms of creating awareness and reaching the right target audience, but it can also provide valuable SEO benefits, by way of securing backlinks from these Ohio publications. We have identified the top 10 publications in Ohio for achieving press coverage and backlinks to help you promote your business. As well as unique visitor figures, we have included the domain authority (DA) for each publication’s website, as well as some insights on how journalists from each publication like to be pitched, and what kind of stories they like to receive from companies or public relations agencies.
cleveland.com is the online version of The Plain Dealer newspaper, based in Cleveland Ohio. It attracts over 2.5 million unique visitors each month. Securing press coverage or backlinks in this online publication would be extremely valuable to your SEO strategy, as it has a high domain authority of 88. We found that the writers at Cleveland.com prefer to be contacted via email in the first instance.
cincinnati.com is the online version of The Cincinnati Enquirer newspaper, based in Cincinnati, Ohio. It also has a super high domain authority of 83 and over 2.5 million unique monthly views. The website covers sections such as breaking cincinnati news, traffic, weather and local headlines. Journalists at cincinnati.com have recently stated that they like to receive content from public relations agencies that is original and relevant to their geographical area.
dispatch.com is the online website for The Columbus Dispatch, based in Columbus, Ohio. It has a high domain authority of 81. The majority of backlinks the website includes are dofollow, meaning they carry a lot of ‘linkjuice’. Sending pitches about Ohio work, as well as those more specifically to Columbus. Sending national stories rarely gets any pickup. The dispatch.com usually include a backlink to our clients study when they share our press release.
cantonrep.com is the online version of The Repository, a daily newspaper that is based in Canton, Ohio. It draws in over 360,000 unique monthly visitors. This newspaper website covers sections such as news, sports, entertainment, lifestyle as well as business and has domain authority of 80, making it one of the valuable websites to use for your SEO strategy.
daytondailynews.com covers news for the city of Dayton, Ohio. In terms of domain authority, it’s a big hitter! 79 to be exact… The site attracts over 600,000 unique visitors monthly. The publication covers in-depth local news, sports, weather, entertainment, business and political news. Our experience with journalists and content writers at this publication is that they are very approachable and are happy to include backlinks to your clients’ sites. They will also feature on their various social media platforms. We have found that the journalists here are really friendly!
vindy.com is the online version of The Vindicator, a daily newspaper based in Youngstown, Ohio. It attracts around 119,000 visitors to the site each month. It reports on news, sports as well as lifestyle and has domain authority of 79, thus proving valuable for backlinks or press coverage.
toledoblade.com is the online version of The Blade, a daily newspaper based in Toledo, Ohio. The sections if reports on are news, sports and lifestyle. It has over 314,000 unique visitors to the site on a monthly basis and has domain authority of 79. While this publication is based in Toledo, the journalists also share articles and backlinks on the surrounding towns.
beaconjournal.com is the online version of The Akron Beacon Journal, a morning newspaper based in Akron, Ohio. It covers sections such as Ohio news, sports, entertainment as well as lifestyle and has a domain authority of 77 with 400,000 unique monthly visitors to the site.
The news-herald.com is a more local news site that covers Lake and Geauga counties. It has a domain authority of 66 and attracts over 130,000 unique visitors on a monthly basis. Based on feedback we have received from journalists working there, it is best to avoid sending national stories, and keeping them more local in nature. Journalists here prefer to be contacted by email, rather than by phone. Keep press releases short and simple! They will request more information should they want it.
timesleaderonline.com is the online version of Martins Ferry Times Leader, a weekend publication that is based in Martins Ferry, Ohio. It covers news, sports as well as lifestyle and commands a readership of over 34,000 visitors per month with a domain authority of 55.
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