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PR firms being used by newer startups like youtube, box.net, etc.

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Hello,
I'm searching for good PR firms that have had recent successes taking an unheard of internet startup to a big name in a short amount of time.  Whoever gives me the best referral will get the points.

Thanks,
Nick
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by:weikelbob
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When you've chosen one, thoroghly check their references
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by:nhtahoe
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Geeez, if I get one good answer I'll grade an A.  Is this question invisible?
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by:weikelbob
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"taking an unheard of internet startup to a big name in a short amount of time"

SEO is long-term

You usually cannot expect dramatic results in months. It takes at least a year or two.

I'm personally hiring these people for my own company:

www.webuildpages.com

Also, Michael Duz (michael.duz@gmail.com) is a good professional SEO, but he is very busy.

www.webuildpages.com starts with content. As with many big SEO firms, they help you build a large site since large sites with lots of good free information rank better.

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by:weikelbob
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Here's an old post, but duz's comments may still be helpful:

http://www.experts-exchange.com/Web/Online_Marketing/Q_21016555.html
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by:Serena Hsi
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Not entirely off topic, but here's an interesting article on PR firms:
http://www.paulgraham.com/submarine.html

You might be able to find a firm that specializes in helping create buzz for internet startups on PRWeb.com:
http://www.prweb.com/
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by:Serena Hsi
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by:nhtahoe
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Well, I had hoped for some more thorough responses than what I was able to find in the top 20 in a simple google result...
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by:Venabili
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Well - noone would post a new idea even if they have one when you had ignored all of the above answers...
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by:nhtahoe
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I suppose I expected a little bit more effort and a few more suggestions for a 500 point question...
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by:Venabili
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And how someone was supposed to know that:
1. you still need help
2. you had not abandoned the question
3. you care at all for the answers...

The main idea in EE is communication - noone is a mindreader.
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weikelbob earned 2000 total points
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nhtahoe,

Duz's advice is excellent here:

http://www.experts-exchange.com/Web/Online_Marketing/Q_21016555.html

It still applies. He is a professional SEO, a guru here at Online Marketing.

Hope this helps.
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by:nhtahoe
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Thanks
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by:weikelbob
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You're welcome.

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