Top 10 Publications in Louisiana for Backlinks: Louisiana, known as the ‘Pelican’ state, has a strong history of local journalism to keep Louisianans up to date on the latest news and happenings in their state. For local companies or brands (as well as PR agencies) based in Louisiana 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 Louisiana publications.
We have identified the top 10 publications in Louisiana 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.
theadvocate.com is an e-news publication for New Orleans Advocate, a newspaper based in New Orleans, Louisiana. The site covers news, sports, entertainment updates. It gets over 700,000 monthly visitors and has domain authority of 80. We found that journalists at the New Orleans Advocate prefer to receive an email rather than a phone call when outreaching with press releases.
theadvocate.com is a news website operating under Baton Rouge Advocate, Louisiana’s largest newspaper published daily and based in Baton Rouge, Louisiana. It covers news, sports, entertainment and more. The website gets 700,000 monthly visitors and has domain authority of 80.
shreveporttime.com is a news website operating under Shreveport Times, a daily newspaper based in Shreveport, Louisiana. The website covers news, sports and more. It gets 90,000 unique monthly visitor and domain authority of 67. If we request a backlink from a journalist here, they usually include one in the article in a relatively quick timeframe.
theadvertiser.com is the online version of Lafayette Daily Advertiser, a daily newspaper based in Lafayette, Louisiana. The website features news, sports and other features. It gets 100,000 visitors and domain authority of 67.
thenewsstar.com is a website that belongs to Monroe News-Star, a newspaper distributed in Monroe and West Monroe, Louisiana. The site features sections such as news, sports, business updates and more. It gets 60,000 monthly visitors with a domain authority of 66.
houmatoday.com is the online version of Houma Courier, a daily newspaper based in Houma, Louisiana. It covers news as well as sports updates and attracts 56,000 visitors with a domain authority of 63. It’s best to reach out with press releases to Houma Courier earlier on in the workday, before 12pm.
thetowntalk.com is the online version of Town Talk, a newspaper published in Alexandria, Louisiana. It covers sections like news, sports, entertainment and other features. The website gets 22,000 visitors per month and has domain authority of 63.
americanpress.com is the online version of American Press, a publication from Southwest Louisiana. It features sections such as news, sports and business updates. The website gets about 26,000 unique monthly visitors and has a domain authority of 58.
iberianet.com is an e-newspaper belonging to Daily Iberian, a daily newspaper based in New Iberia, Louisiana. It features news and sports updates and gets 29,000 visitors per month with domain authority of 53. As an added bonus, journalists here are super friendly over the phone and via email!
hammondstar.com is Hammond Daily Star’s online publication, a newspaper from Hammond, Louisiana. It covers categories such as news, sports, entertainment and business updates among other sections. The website attracts over 39,000 unique monthly visitors and has a domain authority of 52.
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