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Next Day News - Comments
Next Day News
A world news website, featuring latest breaking world news and trends,
with a predictive element, that point to Tomorrow's news.
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  • This Forum is for comments related to the over-all use of the Site itself, thank you for your cooperation.
From our READERS:
Sidney M, Hampshire UK :
As an OAP, I really appreciate having totally free access to such a high quality News Site like this. Many of the predictions are spot-on, you have some excellent writers. I'm even considering having a go myself...

EDITOR
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We're happy to welcome ALL new Contributors. We look forward to receiving your first piece.



Jerry S, Utah, USA:
Just signed up as a new Site User. Have to admit, the lay-out is very different from the standard blogs I normally read. Love your Ad layout, it's not as intrusive as most others. The Ad cartoons are hilarious...


Cynthia M, New York USA:
What a cute little Site and so easy-to-use. I especially like the PREDICTIONS at the end of each article. Any chance you can do a piece about the State Lottery and give us the winning numbers, wink?

EDITOR
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Ha, ha, maybe you know someone who could write that for us.

Cindy K, Sydney, AUSTRALIA:
We have a Writer's Guild in our town, with our own blog. If we submit articles, are we allowed to advertise our own blog...?

EDITOR
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Absolutely. For maximum global interest, try to select stories that have an International context.


Wilma G, Florida USA:
One of the most interesting News Sites I've come across. I'm an Author and I'd like to do some excerpts from my latest book, as articles, to help generate interest. But how do I get round the Predictive requirements?

EDITOR
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Just whet the Readers appetite for what's coming in the Next Instalment.

Carole F, Ontario, CANADA:
I normally access your site using my PC and the article about the Czech ascension was perfect for my EU studies but when I tried to show the article to a colleague using my Android chrome phone, it was all over the place...

EDITOR
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Occasionally, we have issues with new upgrades to browsers that affect the viewing of our Site, as they're constantly changing or being upgraded. Google are aware of issues with their Chrome browser and are planning upgrades that will fix the problem. We will do what we can from our end. In the meantime, almost all other mobile devices can access our Site without any problems.



Randy R, Leeds, UK:
This site is certainly different from all the others out there, I like it, it's fun and interesting but one thing that really bugs me is why you don't have the same facility that most blog sites have, where readers can comment on the articles and other readers get to see what those comments are.

EDITOR
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There's no shortage of opinions out there but most opinions are poorly informed. If one of our readers disagrees strongly with an article they've just read; they are more than welcome to submit their own article where they can lay out their case fact by fact AND get paid for doing it. Blog sites and other News sites don't provide that kind of facility.

Cheryl F, London, UK:
We're a Public Relations Agency based in London and a number of our Clients are seeking publicity for their products or services. We have sent you a number of Press Releases but none of them have been published. Is there some reason why you won't publish them?

EDITOR
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We guarantee publication of ALL articles submitted, provided they comply with our requirements. This means following exactly the same protoculs demanded of all our Contributors. Trying to by-pass the system by flooding our office with standard Press Releases in the hope that we will do it all for you does not work I'm afraid. We suggest that you assign one of your staff to format each release for publication on our Site and then carefully follow the submission procedure.


From our ADVERTISERS:
Joanne P, Newcastle, UK:
Our new finance website needed a lot of exposure to make it pay. So when we were contacted by one of your Contributors to advertise on an article they had written, we jumped at it because the subject was perfect for our business and the rates were excellent value for money. Coupled with everything else we're doing to promote our new site, nextdaynews was a good investment. We're happy to recommend you.

Andrew Y, Glasgow, UK:
We advertised with you 2 months ago and decided to use the article as a part of our own marketing. It's really paid off as part of a broad range of marketing that has seen our enquiries rise by 15%. Only criticism is preparing the artwork for the ad. It would be great if we had someone who could do that for us.

EDITOR
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We provide the Ad space, not the ad itself. There are numerous designers on the web who can put the artwork together for you at a fraction of what an inhouse agency would charge you.


We would like to thank everyone who gives us feed-back on this Site. We have selected those comments that help our Users with issues they may be dealing with in their use of this Site.

ALL comments are responded to by email. Thank you for your support.

Gerald M, Texas, USA:
Yet another liberal clap-trap Site masquerading as a Democratic bastion of Free Speech. Well, if that's true, why didn't you publish my article? Instead, you STOLE my submission fee and fobbed me off with a feeble excuse to justify your daylight robbery and fascist ideals. Guess you won't be printing this comment, huh...

EDITOR
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No, we publish all comments that have something useful to say, even controversial ones. As you very well know, your article was rejected because you included unattributed comments about well-known personalities and included profanity and expletives that are not appropriate for a News Site. It's exceptionally rare for an article to be rejected and usually means that our submission guidelines were not read or were ignored. We do NOT steal submission fees but we warn ALL Contributors not to publish their articles until they have checked the content against our T & C which you must agree to BEFORE you submit the article.

You clearly believe you have been unfairly treated, so I suggest that you re-write the article in accordance with the directives of this Site and email it to us. If we're satisfied that the article meets our minimum standards for publication, we will put it on the site without charge. Otherwise, we suggest that you stick to
Blog writing for this kind of extremist view-point.


Kelly B, Johannesburg, SOUTH AFRICA:
Hi, I'm an author of children's books and I contacted your office to see if you would serialise them, but I was told I wouldn't be allowed to...

EDITOR
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The information you received was correct. We are a family News Site but we are required to restrict membership to persons of 18 years or older. So we cannot publish children's literature. However, as was suggested in the reply you received from us, you can publish a synopsis that is part of a personal profile about you and includes information on how your genre is being received in your part of the world. This will then lead you to a fact-based prediction about what children will want to read in the future. We look forward to hearing from you.

Brett E, Plymouth, UK:
I submitted an invoice for Revenue Share payment for all the Ad blocks I sold on my last article, but I still haven't received payment after nearly two weeks. Your Promotion and Marketing letter clearly states that we are supposed to receive payment within 3 days.

EDITOR
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Actually, you were contacted within 2 days of receiving your invoice which was returned as "invalid". You might want to check your junk file for that email. Your invoice included BACS information that you wanted to use to receive payment. But we only make payments through PAYPAL. We require ALL Contributors to open a PAYPAL account for the purposes of receiving payments from us. It's a very simple procedure and ensures complete security for you and for us. PAYPAL produce very simple how-to videos and instructions on how to open an account and submit invoices.



Campbell P, Connecticut, USA:
Why is it so difficult to get an article chosen for your Front Page? I've submitted 4 articles over the last 2 months and not one of them has been picked.

EDITOR
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Our editorial team use a number of different criteria to choose the top 12 articles for that day. Just because you don't get picked straight away doesn't mean your article isn't chosen 3 months from now. We analyse trends and interest views from across the web and your special area of interest may prove to be relevant to a news story that comes to prominence at a later date. So, hang in there and keep building your archive with us. We note that you are doing very well on getting advertising sponsors. Keep up the good work, you'll get your break.


Trevor S, Sheffield, UK:
I've been trying to get into a writing career since leaving Uni. Instead I ended up in poorly paid, dead-end jobs. A friend suggested your Site as a way to break into the media. So I studied the whole process, submitted my first article and sold every ad space within 24 hours of it being published. I am absolutely over the moon. This Site is an absolute god-send for every struggling writer out there. Got to go, I've got three more articles brewing...

EDITOR
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Congratulations. Yes, our Site is the perfect forum for undiscovered Writers, Authors and Script Writers to get their first-break. But it's not a gift, it requires hard work and determination to succeed. We provide the infrastructure but it's down to the Contributor to follow the process and put in the time and effort to produce high quality work. Do that and the rewards will quickly follow.


Derek M, Queensland, Australia:
Whose butt do I have to kiss to get my articles on your Front Page. My wife does all the research and you can see she's spot-on. I put the whole thing together and we follow your procedures to a tee. We've got great art-work and the Advertisers love us, so what's the problem?

EDITOR
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No argument with you on any of those points. However, I suggest you take another look at the Prediction you made at the conclusion of every one of your articles. There was no attempt to tie it to the facts you presented in the main body of the article. If anyone challenged you on where your conclusions came from, you would be hard-pressed to come up with an answer. Next time, try and get some quotes from leaders in that field who can also give you the facts you need to write a fascinating predictive conclusion. Do that and we can almost guarantee that Front Page spot.


From our CONTRIBUTORS:
Teresa L, Liverpool, UK:
We bought 2 ad spaces on one of your article pages but neither ad came out very well...

EDITOR
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We took a look and we've corrected that for you. It's important to save the image to suit the format chosen. In your case, you saved it as a .jpg file; but graphics often show up better as a .png file which is what we used to correct your image.


Michael P, Victoria, Australia:
We like the ad layout and your prices are terrific value, but our business operates in a fast changing environment, which means we have to change our ad offers every month. When we've tried to do that with the ads on your site, the only way we can do it is to delete the old ad and re-submit a new one paying the full charge of AU$105 each. We're currently running 6 ads, that gets expensive. Don't you think that's a bit of a rip-off mate?

EDITOR
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All our advertisers know that their ads will run for as long as the article stays on the site, which is one year from date of publication. This IS excellent value for money. But not for those running short-term campaigns. We suggest that the next time you change your ads, you choose a generic message that will last over the full period, as that will prove to be the most cost effective.


Kimberly W, Edinburgh, UK:
We've been marketing our agency using adsense from Google but we've been disappointed with the results. Lots of clicks but not much new business. So, the idea of tying our marketing to current news events seems like a good idea, but you don't allow advertising on your Front Page...?

EDITOR
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There are a number of issues to deal with here: First, your adsense campaign is creating interest but not enough to create new clients. That should flag up concerns about the structure of your own site and why people are not being converted when they go there. Second, anyone in marketing will tell you not to put all your eggs in one basket. You should have a diverse mix of online, news-print and maybe even TV advertising. Third, we don't do Front Page Ads because it's too invasive for our readers and puts them off. However, we do offer an email marketing strategy that is both effective and discreet that you may wish to discuss with us.

Ashley B, Chicago, USA:
We're interested in bringing some of our clients onto your site for promotional articles as well as some advertising on relevant news pieces. However, we operate, like most agencies, on monthly accounts rather than the pay-as-you-go model that your site uses. Do you provide a monthly accounting system.

EDITOR
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No. But a number of other agencies do. They can process all your advertising that you have approved for this Site and bill you monthly. But we do not have the facilities for providing this ourselves, nor are we likely to in the future.