Top 10 Newspaper Publications in California: California, known as the ‘Golden’ state, has a strong history of local journalism to keep Californians updated on news events happening in their state. For local companies or brands (as well as PR agencies) based in California 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 California publications.
We have identified the top 10 publications in California 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.
latimes.com is the online version of the Los Angeles Times, a publication based in Southern California. The website cover news, sports, entertainment and more. In addition to this, the online publication reaches more than 13 million unique monthly visitors and has domain authority of 94.
mercurynews.com is a news website for San Jose Mercury-News, a daily newspaper that is distributed in San Jose, California and the San Francisco Bay area. It covers general and local news as well as sports and business updates. The website gets 2.6 million unique monthly visitors and has a domain authority of 92.
ocregister.com is the Orange County Register’s online publication. The newspaper is published daily and serves the Anaheim area in California. Sections covered by the online publication are news, sports and more. It attracts more than 1 million monthly visitors and has domain authority of 89. When contacting Orange County Register, it’s best to reach out with press releases first thing in the morning.
sacbee.com is an online publication operating under Sacramento Bee, a daily newspaper based in Sacramento, California. It covers news, sports as well as politics and many more. The website gets 900,000 visitors on a monthly basis and has domain authority of 86. Sacramento Bee typically always features a backlink to the client when they share the press release, which reflects well on journalists!
sfchronicle.com is an e-newspaper under San Francisco Chronicles, a newspaper that serves San Francisco and Northern California. The website covers local and international news, sports updates and more. It attracts 2.2 million unique monthly web visitors and has domain authority of 85. We found that journalists at the San Francisco Chronicle prefer to receive an email press release rather than a phone call when outreach is taking place.
sandiegouniontribe.com is an online publication that belongs to the San Diego Union-Tribune, a daily newspaper based in San Diego. The website covers news, sports, business, entertainment, and more features. It attracts more than one million unique monthly visitors and has domain authority of 83.
pe.com is an online publication operating under The Press-Enterprise, a daily publication that is based in Southern California. The website covers local and national news, sports updates and more. It attracts more than 300,000 unique monthly visitors and has domain authority of 82.
sfexaminer.com is the online version of The San Francisco Examiner, a newspaper that serves San Francisco Bay. The website features sections such as news, art and entertainment, sports, etc. it gets over 200,000 monthly visitors and has domain authority of 80.
fresnobee.com is the online version of Fresno Bee, a daily publication that is distributed in Fresno, California. The website covers local news and sports and attracts 400,000 monthly visitors with domain authority of 78.
chinesedaily.com is the online version of Chinese LA Daily News, a daily publication based in El Segundo, California. The website attracts over 90,000 unique monthly visitors and has domain authority of 31. We’ve also found that journalists at Chinese LA Daily News are generally very friendly over the phone!
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