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 Adland Digest FREE Edition #664
  Tuesday, January 6, 2009

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Worldwide Holidays for January 2009

1st January

Founding of Republic of China: Taiwan.

Independence Day: Cameroon, Haiti, Palau, Sudan, Western Samoa.

National Liberation Day: Cuba.

New Years Day: Algeria, Antigua & Barbuda, Argentina, Australia, Austria, Bahamas, Bahrain, Barbados, Belgium, Belize, Bermuda, Bolivia, Bonaire, Botswana, Brazil, Bulgaria, Cameroon, Canada, Chile, Colombia, Congo, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Denmark, Ecuador, Finland, France, French Polynesia, Gabon, Gambia, Germany, Ghana, Gibraltar, Greece, Hong Kong, Hungary, Iceland, India, Indonesia, Iraq, Ireland, Italy, Ivory Coast, Jamaica, Japan, Jordan, Kenya, Kuwait, Lebanon, Lesotho, Liberia, Luxembourg, Malawi, Malta, Mauritius, Mexico, Morocco, Mozambique, Namibia, Netherlands, New Zealand, Nigeria, Norway, Panama, Paraguay, Peru, Philippines, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Russia, Senegal, Seychelles, Singapore, Slovakia, Slovenia, South Africa, South Korea, Spain, Sudan, Swaziland, Sweden, Switzerland, Syria, Taiwan, Tanzania, Thailand, Trinidad & Tobago, Tunisia, Turkey, Uganda, United Arab Emirates, United Kingdom, United States of America, Uruguay, Venezuela, Zaire, Zambia, Zimbabwe.

3rd January

Revolution Day: Burkina Faso.

4th January

Independence Day: Burma.

Martyrs of Independence Day: Zaire.

6th January

Army Day: Iraq.

Children's Day: Uruguay.

9th January

Martyr's Day: Panama.

11th January

Republic Day: Albania.

Unification Day: Nepal.

12th January

Revolution Day: Tanzania.

13th January

Liberation Day: Togo.

15th January

Arbor Day: Jordan.

Coming-of-Age Day: Japan.

Lima Foundation Week: Peru.

Tamil Thai Pongal Day: Sri Lanka.

19th January

Martin Luther King Jr.
(1929-1968): United States of America.

20th January

Award Day: Mali.

21st January

Altagracia Day: Dominican Republic.

Army Day: Lesotho.

Errol Barrow Day: Barbados.

22nd January

Discovery Day: Saint Vincent.

26th January

Australia Day: Australia.

Duarte Day: Dominican Republic.

Liberation Day: Uganda.

Republic Day: India.

27th January

Saint Devota's Day: Monaco.

Vietnam Day: Vietnam.

28th January

Democracy Day: Rwanda.

31st January

Independence Day: Nauru.



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Editor's Comments 

Barry Scott -Digest Editor

January has arrived and the holidays are over for most of us! Now is the time to review the past 3 months and make small or large changes, begin new campaigns for the spring and to look over what we did right and wrong marketing wise. This is not a resolution or a New Years review, this is basic common business principals to make adjustments on how and what we are advertising.

Look over your past plans and judge what was effective and what wasn't and store it away where you can look it over for next year. Most of it will still be relevant and it will help you avoid repeating anything that didn't work this year. Check what you did at the beginning of 2008, use the materials that worked and if there were some things that didn't work introduce something new to freshen up the whole ad campaign.

As always any feedback or questions are always welcome, just click on my name below

Sincerely, Barry Scott Editor


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How to Make Money Blogging in 2009 - 11 Tips For Making it Your Most Lucrative Blogging Year Ever

By Yuwanda Black
Social media marketing is all the rage right now. Facebook is sexy, Twitter is fast and easy, and MySpace - well, you're nobody without a MySpace page. So where does that leave good old blogging? A has been. But, not so fast. Blogging is still one of the best ways to make money online.

If you want to make money blogging in 2009, the following 11 blogging tips offer some sage advice on how to go about it.

To Make Money Blogging in 2009, Get Back to Basics

Blogging Tip #1: Create a Posting Schedule. It makes it easier for readers to follow you; indeed, look forward to your posts. If your schedule is erratic, it will take you that much longer - if ever - to build up a loyal following:

Posting Schedule Tip: Try to do so at least once a week.

Blogging Tip #2: Post from Experience. Did you know that information is the best selling product on the web? And, much of it is written in a "how to" format by authors who've experienced it first-hand.

So share your experiences with readers using the first person (ie, "I"). Readers will come to know, like and trust the info you provide. And, that will make it much easier for you to sell to them (which is the ultimate goal, after all). It will also build up your credibility as an authority in your niche.

Blogging Tip #3: Choose a Niche. Speaking of niche - choose a niche and stick to it. It's where the money is. There's so much info on the web that it's impossible to be everything to everybody. So, clearly define your niche and always post with their wants and needs in mind.

Blogging Tip #4: Interact with Other Popular Blogs in Your Niche. The most effective way to do this is by commenting on other popular blogs in your niche. Make your posts relevant. Don't just post to post. This is pointless and is a waste of time. Use the space to leave helpful, relevant feedback.

Blogging Tip #5: Use Good Grammar. I don't care how good your post is, if it's poorly written, you will lose credibility. Never underestimate the power of good writing.

Blogging Tip #6: Get a Clean Design. You don't have to be a web designer to have an effective blog. After all, readers come for your information. If design is not your forte, don't sweat it. Just use a clean design that's easy to navigate. A clean, simple design is like a little black dress - it's classy - timeless.

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Blogging Tip #7: Get Plugins. Plugins are things like "most relevant posts", "most recent posts", etc. They encourage readers to hang around longer. The longer a visitor stays on your blog, the more likely it is they will buy from you - whether right now or at some time in the future.

Blogging Tip #8: Blog with SEO in Mind. What I mean by this is, center each post around a keyword phrase. And, the writing doesn't have to be bad to "force a phrase," just keep SEO in mind when you blog.

Many bloggers forget this. They tend to think in terms of articles or web content when they think of SEO. But, the concepts apply to blogging as well.

Blogging Tip #9: Don't Forget to Market Your Blog. Don't stop at posting. Get mileage out of your posts. Employ "sexy marketing", ie, social bookmarking and networking. Tweet them on Twitter, post them to Facebook and MySpace, stumble them on StumbleUpon, etc.

Social bookmarking and networking tip: These are time-consuming marketing strategies because you have to interact with these communities to make this type of marketing effective. So just keep this in mind when you start with them.

Blogging Tip #10: Personalize Your Blog. Be you; inject some of your personality.

Blogging Tip #11: Don't Give Up. Blogging is more time consuming than many think when they first start. This is why there are so many dead blogs on the web. But remember, success is a marathon, not a sprint. So don't give up.

If you keep these blogging tips in mind as you head into 2009, it could be your must successful year ever as a blogger.


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 Internet Marketing Tips - A Forum is Not a Democracy

By Steven Wagenheim
Many marketers have been taught to use forums for marketing purposes, and that's all well and dandy. Unfortunately, these same marketers seem to be under the impression that forums are a democracy. They are not. So if you're going to participate in forums and "market" your business, there are a few basic things that you need to know. This article is going to fill you in on those basics.

For starters, participating in a forum is a privilege, not a right. The forum owner can boot your backside out of there at any time for any reason at all. Heck, he doesn't even need to have a reason. It can be something as minor as him not liking your haircut. If he wants you gone, you're gone. Forums are privately owned and do not have to conform to any freedom of speech or democratic "laws". In other words, read the forum rules, mind your manners and you might actually survive long enough to profit from your time there.

Many forums do not allow signatures, or they do not allow signatures with links to affiliate products. Make sure before you place a signature in your profile that you read the rules regarding signatures. More members have been booted out of forums for signature violations than for just about any other reason.

One thing I can almost guarantee you is going to be a no-no in any forum is spamming. I'm referring to making posts that are blatant advertisements for your product or service. I have yet to be a member of any forum that allowed this. So if your intention is to join a forum for the purpose of spamming your links, do yourself a favor and don't waste your time. Your post will be deleted and YOU shortly after.

If a member of a forum is nasty to you, it doesn't give you a license to be nasty in return. I know this is hard to do. Believe me, I have fallen into the name calling trap myself. It doesn't solve anything. For one thing, it will end up getting the thread deleted, and some of these threads are actually very useful and great info is lost. For another, it could end up getting you banned from the forum. It's just not worth it.

For the most part, participating in a forum is common sense. Contribute relevant info to the conversation, respect others and obey the rules and you should have no problem in making forum marketing an effective part of your marketing arsenal.

To YOUR Success,

Steven Wagenheim


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