Missouri, known as the ‘Show-Me’ state, has a strong history of local journalism to keep Missourians up to date on the latest news and happenings in their state. For local companies or brands (as well as PR agencies) based in Missouri 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 Missouri publications.
We have identified the top 10 publications in Missouri 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.
kansascity.com is a digital newspaper belonging to The Kansas City Star, a newspaper based in Kansas City, Missouri. It features news, sports, politics, entertainment updates and more. The website gets over 1 million visitors per month and has domain authority of 87. This publication is willing to share backlinks to the release statistics, which will go a long way in boosting your clients SEO rankings.
stltoday.com is a news website operating under St. Louis Post-Dispatch, a daily newspaper based in St. Louis, Missouri. The website covers news, sports, entertainment updates, etc. It gets over 1.5 million unique monthly visitor and domain authority of 85.
news-leader.com is an e-news publication operating under Springfield News-Leader, a daily newspaper based in Staunton, Missouri. The website features news, sports, entertainment updates and more. It gets 205,000 unique monthly visitors and domain authority of 73. Journalists at Springfield News-Leader prefer to receive their press releases via email. They are quick to respond too.
newspressnow.com is the online version of St. Joseph News Press, a news and weather channel from St. Joseph, Missouri. The website features sections such local news, sports and more. It attracts 150,000 unique visitors every month and has domain authority of 68. If the journalists at St. Joseph News Press forget to include a backlink to the client in an article, they are open to receiving a reminder email, and quick to respond to such requests!
columbiatribune.com is a digital news publication that belongs to Columbia Daily Tribune, a daily newspaper that Columbia, Missouri. The website covers news, sports and entertainment updates. It gets over 90,000 monthly visitors and has domain authority of 66. Journalists at this publication are always very friendly and approachable.
joplinglobe.com is the online version of The Joplin Globe, a newspaper published 5 days a week in Joplin, Missouri. The website covers local and national news, sports, entertainment and business updates among other features. It gets over 40,000 unique monthly visitors and domain authority of 65.
newstribune.com is the online version of News Tribune, a national daily newspaper that also covers Jefferson City, Missouri. The website covers news as well as sports updates among others and gets over 60,000 monthly visitors with domain authority of 64.
semissourian.com is a digital publication operating under Southeast Missouri, a newspaper published three times a week and based in Cape Girardeau, Missouri. It covers breaking and local news as well as sports updates amongst other sections. The website gets about 60,000 unique monthly visitors and domain authority of 64.
examine.net is The Examiner’s online version, a daily newspaper based in Jackson County, Missouri. It covers sections like news, entertainment and sports updates and gets over 75,000 unique monthly visitors and has domain authority of 57. If you need to reach out to a journalist, you stand a better chance of grabbing their attention before 12pm.
darnews.com is the online version of Daily American News, a daily newspaper based in Poplar Bluff, Missouri. It covers news as well as sports updates. The website gets around 30,000 unique monthly visitors and has domain authority of 37.
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