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 Adland Digest FREE Edition #718
  Friday, October 16, 2009

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Worldwide Holidays for October 2009

1st October

Armed Forces Day: South Korea.

Goodwill Day: Namibia.

Independence Day: Cyprus, Nigeria, Tuvalu.

National Day: Botswana.

National Day: China.
The official reception and celebration are held in the Great Hall of the People while various kinds of performances and operas are shown at all theatres.

Unification Day: Cameroon.

United Nations Day: Barbados.

2nd October

Mahatma Gandhi's Birthday: India.

Independence Day: Guinea.

3rd October

Foundation Day: South Korea.

Morazan Day: Honduras.

Unity Day: Germany.

4th October

Independence Day: Lesotho.

5th October

Republic Day: Portugal.

Sports Day: Lesotho.

6th October

Armed Forces Day: Egypt.

8th October

Battle of Angamos: Peru.

9th October

Independence Day: Uganda.

Independence of Guayaquil Day: Ecuador.

National Dignity Day: Peru.

10th October

Kruge Day: South Africa.

Moi Day: Kenya.

National Day: Taiwan.

11th October

Beginning of Independence War: Cuba.

Revolution Day: Panama.

12th October

Columbus Day: United States, Belize, Chile, Colombia, Ecuador, Mexico, Spain, Uruguay, Venezuela.

Thanksgiving Day: Canada

Dia de La Raza: Mexico.

Discovery Day: Bahamas.

Discovery of America: Argentina.

Independence Day: Guinea.

13th October

Cession Day: Fiji.

14th October

Founders' Day: Zaire.

15th October

Evacuation Day: Tunisia.

Independence Day: Bosnia.

17th October

Dessalines Day: Haiti.

18th October

Lord of the Miracles: Lima, Peru.

20th October

Heroes' Day: Jamaica.

Kenyatta Day: Kenya.

Revolution Day: Guatemala.

21st October

Army Day: Honduras.

Overseas Chinese Day: Taiwan.

Revolution Day: Somalia.

22nd October

John Paul II Day: Vatican.

23rd October

Chulalongkorn Day: Thailand.

National Liberation Day: Egypt.

Revolution Day: Hungary.

24th October

Independence Day: Zambia.

Suez Victory Day: Egypt.

United Nations Day.

26th October

Government Day: Rwanda.

National Day: Austria.

Revolution Day: Benin.

27th October

Independence Day: Saint Vincent, Turkmenistan.

28th October

National Day: Cyprus.

National Holiday: Greece.

29th October

Cumhuriyet Bayrami: Turkey.
Commemorates the proclamation of the Republic in 1923.

National Youth Day: Liberia.

31st October

Chiang Kai-shek's Birthday: Taiwan.

Halloween.

Reformation Day: Slovenia.

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Why a Web Shopping Cart is an Asset to an Online Business

By Shermaine Camacho
           
Online business or electronic business is considered as an important aspect of the web that has appeared during the recent times. After introducing this new industry, the Internet has rapidly changed the way it locates its potential customers, purchase or compares products forever. By providing simple ways of facilitating the selling and buying of services and products and the consequent fund transfer in a more trusted and secured system, many people have accepted and even demand for it.

Over the last few years, e commerce has become popular in the world of business and the finance communities. As a result, many companies have embraced technology and electronic business to invest on this growing new marketplace. The acceptance and the growth rate of ecommerce have increased and was said to be continuous.

As time goes by, the competition between electronic and conventional commerce is becoming big since there are many businesses that moved their operations online. In this environment, owning a professionally designed online presence is now similar with offering commitment and quality when it comes to service to the customers.

In ecommerce, one of the key is the great ability in processing order and receiving payments by using an electronic storefront. Establishing an online presence provides enormous potential benefits to some retailers and businesses whatever the size is.

 
 
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If you are planning to start up an online business, you have to make a solid plan. And since it is an online store, it should have a virtual shopping cart like we have on groceries where customers put their purchases. This is usually called website shopping cart. There are many reasons why you should automate your online business with a secure shopping cart. Here are some of them:

Tracking Ads - You can track your business' marketing results by using unlimited ad trackers. With this, you can easily measure unique conversions and clicks like subscriptions sign ups and product sales. And it performs split tests such as comparing the headlines' performance.

Credit Card processing - With shopping carts, you can accept credit card transactions by using either your very own merchant account or some other credit card processing service. But you can also accept credit cards optionally.

Product Management - You can collect sales taxes, create offers up-sell, and perform real time shipping calculations, offer discounts and many more.

Customer Support - Sometimes when buying online, customers usually encounter problems, so you need to provide a good customer support that will help you handle your business more effectively. You can help your customers by providing online help or tutorials.

Autoresponders - With an effective web shopping cart, you can also have an unlimited autoresponders that is in order, aside from allowing you broadcast email to your customers, affiliates and prospects. In fact, by utilizing third party autoresponder service, you can easily and quickly improve the deliverability rates of your emails and can mechanize this vital marketing activity.

Digital downloads - For your digital products, you can also build more secure download areas by utilizing the disk space and security your website shopping cart.

Affiliate programs- With your shopping carts, you can easily administer the unlimited affiliated programs. In fact, you can personally, approve the applicants that you want.

Now, after reading you have probably knew the benefits of having a reliable shopping cart to your online business. But make sure it comes with a good shopping cart design to make it look professional and presentable.

 

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 How to Increase Blog Traffic

By Angela Wills
 
Blogging is one of my absolute favorite parts of working on the internet. I love that I have the ability to add content to my site quickly and easily without having to open up any software programs or worry about making sure I have the newest version of my site.

Of course, I also love the fact that it's so easy to communicate with my target market and those who run similar businesses as mine.

Over the years I've built a number of blogs and learned a few things about getting traffic to those blogs. Here are 10 of my best tips for increasing traffic to your blog and growing your following:

1. Post Regularly - Not all blogs will require you to post daily but keeping your blogging to consistent and regular posting is very important to keep your visitors interested.

2. Comment on Blogs - Visit other blogs that talk to the same target market as you do and make valuable comments. Don't just leave a one-liner comment and never return. Visit once a day or once a week and make comments on posts you feel you can add value to or create an interesting discussion about.

3. Comment on Your Blog - When people make comments on your own blog be sure to reply to them. There's nothing wrong with posting on your own blog and by replying when people ask questions or make comments you will show that you are available and listening rather than just throwing out content.

4. Participate on Social Networking Sites - Now there are a lot of social networking sites and I won't profess to know a lot about most of them but a couple of sites you'll want to check out for your blog are MyBlogLog.com and Stumbleupon.com. There are likely hundreds of sites out there that involve the participation of people signed up to vote on or join blog groups. Just pick one or two to start with and participate. Just be careful you don't spend more time on these sites then you can afford to.

5. Link to Previous Posts - When writing new posts draw users back by linking to past posts that are related.

6. Network on Forums - If you become a regular contributor to a number of forums you can establish a bit of a following there as people come to know, like and trust you. Most forums allow you to put your signature with a link back to your site. Use this signature to link to interesting or controversial blog posts and you'll start seeing some traffic from this. Watch the forum topics to see what gets that most comments and write a blog post with your opinion or take on the topic.

7. Guest Post on Popular Blogs - Using the leverage other blog owners have with an established audience is a great way to gain more traffic to your own site. Find a blog owner who is willing to let you post your original article on their blog in exchange for a link to your own site.

8. Track Visitors - Ok, most of my clients hear me tell them they need to be tracking because I say it all the time. It's so important to know where your visitors are coming from and your blog is no exception. Track the keywords people use to find your blog and the sites that have referred others to your blog. Once you start to see a pattern, keep doing the things that brought those visitors to you.

9. Add Massive Value - Don't just make little posts just for the sake of posting. Make sure your blog posts add a lot of value and give away what your visitors are looking for. You can start to create a list of posts that are of high value and link to those posts on a different page like an 'articles' page.

10. Link Out to Other Blogs - Make a regular habit to link out to other blogs where appropriate. If the other person is using a WordPress blog they will be able to see as soon as they log into their blog that you linked to them. You can also use a 'trackback' to link to other blog posts that you find interesting and relevant. When you start linking out to others on a regular basis over time you will notice that more people will link to you when they have reason to.

These 10 Tips are just a start to your blogging traffic building strategies. Don't forget that getting people to your blog is just the start of building that relationship with them. You don't have to be perfect or worry about doing everything listed. Just keep consistently working on your blog and providing great value and you shouldn't have a problem attracting those who want to read what you have to offer.

 

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Angela Wills has been working on the internet from home for many years. In May, 2007 she quit her afternoon-shift, factory job to work from home full time. She's a successful Blogger and Affiliate Manager.
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