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January 2007

The Get Known Now Blog

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SUZANNE FALTER-BARNS teaches coaches, authors, speakers and other infopreneurs how to create a brand, branded website, blog and ezine that attract the major media. Suzanne has was a marketing consultant in New York City for nearly 20 years, working with corporations including The New York Times, Hearst, Conde Nast and Colgate Palmolive. She’s also worked as a freelance journalist and columnist for The New York Times, SELF, Fitness, More, and many other national publications,

She is also the author of two best selling self help books on living your creative dream. How Much Joy Can You Stand? (Ballantine) was a Main Selection of The One Spirit Book Club, and featured in Fitness, Woman’s Day, Writer’s Digest and on more than 100 radio and TV shows. Living Your Joy was named one of the top nine self help books in print by Self Magazine, and has been featured in many publications including the Christian Science Monitor.

Suzanne also appears occasionally as a speaker and professional singer. She lives on Lake Champlain in the Adirondacks with her husband and two children.

My responsibilities:

  • Move her blog from Typepad to WordPress
  • Create a custom WordPress theme base on her existing Typepad theme
  • Some tweaks for her WordPress theme

My WordPress Plugins List

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One day I got email from my friend about all the various plugins I run on my blog.

Here is a list of all of the WordPress plugins that I have installed on this blog.

As you will see from this list I have a bunch of plugins installed and one thing I never checked on is any performance issues with having all these running. Enjoy!

  • aLinks – A WordPress plugin that automatically links keywords in your blog post. By Sean Hickey.
  • Click Counter – Adds a click counter to links in your posts. By Ozh.
  • Crawl Page – This generator will create a crawl page for your WordPress blog. By RJ.
  • Dagon Design Sitemap Generator – Generates a customizable sitemap containing all posts and pages. By Aleister.
  • Executable PHP widget – Like the Text widget, but it will take PHP code as well. Up to 9 instances of this widget may exist. Heavily derived from the Text widget code included with the widget plugin by Automattic, Inc. By Otto.
  • FAlbum – A plugin for displaying your Flickr photosets and photos in a gallery format on your WordPress site. By Elijah Cornell.
  • Feedburner Feed Replacement – Forwards all feed traffic to Feedburner while creating a randomized feed for Feedburner to pull from. By Steve Smith.
  • Get Recent Comments – Display the most recent comments or trackbacks with your own formatting in the sidebar. By Krischan Jodies.
  • Google Sitemaps – This generator will create a Google compliant sitemap of your WordPress blog. By Arne Brachhold.
  • Gravatars – This plugin provides an administrative interface to control default gravatar options. Registered users can also (optionally) define local gravatar images that will override their default. By Scott Merrill.
  • Related Posts – Returns a list of the related entries based on active/passive keyword matches. By Alexander Malov & Mike Lu.
  • Landing sites – When visitors is referred to your site from a search engine, they are definitely looking for something specific – often they just roughly check the page they land on and then closes the window if what they are looking for isn?t there. Why not help them by showing them related posts to their search on your blog? This plugin/guide lets you do that, works with a long list of search engines! Plugin is made with help from these scripts: – – By The undersigned.
  • Lightbox 2.02 Plugin – Plugin that turns linked images into neat Javascript overlays popups, which is much nicer instead of just linking to fullsize images. By Kjell Bublitz.
  • Picasa Web Matrix – Shows pictures from Picasa Web Albums. Original source code by Otto. By Stephen Reinhardt.
  • Post Teaser – Post Teaser generates a preview or ?teaser? of a post for the main, archive and category pages, with a link underneath to go to the full post page. It includes features to generate a word count, image count, and an estimated reading time. By Jonathan Leighton (Turnip).
  • Sidebar Widgets – Adds ?Sidebar Widgets? panel under Presentation menu By Automattic, Inc..
  • Sideblog WordPress Plugin – A simple aside plugin. By Kates Gasis.
  • Sociable – Automatically add links on your posts to popular social bookmarking sites. By Peter Harkins.
  • Spam Karma 2 – Ultimate Spam Killer for WordPress. By dr Dave.
  • StatCounter for WordPress – Adds the StatCounter invisible counter code to the footer of each page of your WP site. By Serge K. Keller.
  • Subscribe To Comments – Allows readers to recieve notifications of new comments that are posted to an entry By Mark Jaquith and Jennifer (ScriptyGoddess).
  • Sweet Titles – Adds Dustin Diaz? Sweet Titles to your blog. By Tom Ingram.
  • Tags in the Head – A simple plugin to use UTW tags as META Keywords in your HEAD By Kirk Montgomery.
  • Text Ads Link Widget – Adds a sidebar widget to display Text Ads Link. By Supriyadi Slamet Widodo. 😉
  • Ultimate Tag Warrior – Ultimate Tag Warrior is a tagging plugin, that?s heavy on tag visualisation. I Like Pi! By Christine Davis.
  • wp-cache – Very fast cache module. It?s composed of several modules, this plugin can configure and manage the whole system. By Ricardo Galli Granada.
  • WP-ContactForm – WP Contact Form is a drop in form for users to contact you. It can be implemented on a page or a post. It currently works with WordPress 2.0+. Script modified by Doug Karr to require a challenge question and response to fight spam. By Ryan Duff.
  • Zap_NewWindow – External links in posts (links that refer to other domains) will be automatically opened in a new browser window. No target=?_blank? needed. The code is valide to XHTML Strict. By Tom Koehler.

That’s all. Have a great day and gud lak!

Apogee Search for PPC

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Apogee Search is a Search Engine Optimization (SEO) firm offering “search engine marketing”. They can help your site ranked at the top of today?s most popular search engines including Google, Yahoo, MSN, and Ask Jeeves.

Apogee Search is a search engine marketing who recently received recognition as Google AdWords Qualified Company.

Paid Search Management or Pay Per Click Advertising is a service offered by Apogee Search designed to quickly place a website in the listings of Internet search engines. You only pay if someone clicks to your site.

Paid Search advertising is a great way to immediately boost your performance overnight and drive qualified traffic to your website. Pay Per Click metrics also provide a fast, accurate way to test and refine which keywords or keyword phrases are best for your online marketing.

You can visit Apogee Search Blog to get a lot of useful information that You can put into practice on your own for your sites. If you are looking for a company to work with to promote your website may I suggest the services of

Have a great day and gud lak!

ProductReview – For Independent Consumer Ratings!

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ProductReview is a discussion forum where people can rate particular products and services, list the price they paid for it and where they got it from – all to help others make an informed shopping choice. In fact most people need to use Product Review website on daily basis, before they buy any products.

ProductReview objectives:

  • To provide un-biased user opinions to all visitors to help make a better informed shopping choice.
  • To provide a sophisticated platform, where consumers can “tell it as it is” and make known their personal experience in using a product, service or dealing with a store.
  • To drive public opinion to influence merchants and manufacturers to “step up” and provide higher quality products and better service.

You can earn money from ProductReview. They said:

  • Earn AUD 0.05 (5 cents) for each unique visitor you send to our site
  • Earn AUD 0.5 (50 cents) for each approved review submitted by your visitors
  • One year repeat action cookie
  • AUD 10 limited time sign up bonus

Not bad to try this 😉 Gud lak!

Techzoogle – Tech and Gadget Site

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Do you have a lot of time surfing the Internet for the latest buzz, gadgets and tech news? If you are interesting in technology and all the latest gadgets out on the market today, visit Techzoogle.

They blog about all types of technology stories from Web 2.0 stuff to general tech news.

I must say that I enjoyed my first visit to the site – and it contains lots of interesting articles that I am interested to read about.

For example this article about Novel $100 Laptop. I’m glad I came across Techzoogle, because with the amount of time that I spend and the computer and the lack of time I have to research the latest computer stuff, it’s a great resource.

Marika Costa

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Marika Costa worked in the education system as a classroom teacher, librarian, Special Education specialist, and resource teacher of the gifted and learning disabled.

Marika has also been a host on community television in a program entitled “Focus”, as well as being quoted as an expert in a Toronto Star article on learning styles and profiled in the Hamilton Spectator, on two occasions, as a Learning Specialist who develops individualized strategies in order to assist students to do better in school. Currently she is on the Board of Directors of the Burlington Literacy Council.

I made a custom WordPress theme from her existing site.

Yes, I’m an A-List Bloglebrity!

in Blogging/Fun/Wordpress by launched a funny widget that ranks you whether as a A-List bloglebrity or not? This widget is designed using Technorati API.

According to Kineda “To be an A-List Bloglebrity on the Internet, it?s all about the amount of link love you can score”.

You will be the A-List bloglebrity of this widget if you could get more than 150 blogs linked to your blog in the past 180 days.

You can head over to Kineda and see if you’re a A-List Blogger or not. Here is the result for 😉

My Results:

With 523 links in the last 180 days, Technorati places in the very high authority group.

That makes you a A-List Blogger!

A-List Blogger

The Very High Authority Group (500 or more blogs linking in the last 6 months)
In the final group we see what might be considered the blogging elite. This group, which represents more than 4,000 blogs, exhibits a radical shift in post frequency as well as blog age. Bloggers of this type have been at it longer ? a year and a half on average ? and post nearly twice a day, an increase in posting volume of over 100% from the previous group. Many of the blogs in this category, in fact, are about as old as Technorati and we?ve grown up together. Some of these are full-fledge professional enterprises that post many, many times per day and behave increasingly like our friends in the mainstream media. As has been widely reported, the impact of these bloggers on our cultures and democracies is increasingly dramatic.

How about yours? Hopefully you are a A-list Bloglebrity too 🙂

Pingo Prepaid Calling Cards

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If you are frustrated with long distance phone rates, disposable prepaid calling cards and hidden fees, Pingo, a prepaid calling card service via Voice over Internet Protocol (VoIP). Using the calling cards is as easy as dialing a 1-800 number and entering your pin.

Here is how to use Pingo:

  • You purchase calling time with your credit card,
  • Pingo provides you with your own unique Personal Identification Number (PIN) and a toll-free access number, then
  • You’re ready to start using Pingo and saving on long distance calls.

Pingo offers many convenient features like auto-recharge, which will automatically refill your account whenever your balance reaches $5 USD. Right now Pingo is offering up to up to 4 hours of free International calls, just for signing up for Pingo. Pingo claims that 90% of their customers re-order minutes.

One such great feature is the ability to check prices, like Indonesia calling cards or any other of the more than 35 countries Pingo serves.

If you make international calls, and are looking to save with great rates, I recommend you checkout

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