Robert Starkey


Robert Starkey




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A “DJ Resume”

August 20, 2010 by Robert Starkey
Have you ever prepared a "DJ Resume"? In todays ever changing society sales managers at venues are constantly being rotated, each time requiring you to meet with the new sales manager and try and gain their trust all over again. I decided to create a Resume, and it ended up doubling as a nice marketing piece for my preferred vendors which are listed as Professional References. See my 1 page PDF at http://www.thedjrebirth.com/index.php?option=com_fireboard&Itemid=0&func=view&catid=89&id=251 Membership Required - but it's FREE!... [read more]
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Facebook Face-Lift

May 4, 2010 by Robert Starkey
Does your Facebook Profile look like everyone else? Tired of the existing Facebook Design? Who believes in Randy Bartletts 1% Solution?  I do... YOU WILL NEED:
  • Graphics Program:  Adobe Photoshop, CorelDraw, or other.
  • Time:  Approximately 30 minutes to perfect your image
  • Skill Le... [read more]
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Capitalize on social networking

January 20, 2010 by Robert Starkey
The DJ Intelligence News & Information Blog allows you to quickly and easily publish articles on your website. The benefits of writing articles for your blog are vast, and experts agree that publishing a blog is a one of the leading ways to increase traffic to your website and gain free exposure for your business. The articles you post on your DJ Intelligence News & Information Blog are streamed directly into the Google search index (and other top tier search engines) which means that unlike traditional web pages which can take days, weeks, or months to appear, you will often find that your blog posts show up in the Google results within hours, giving you immediate exposure. Additionally, your clients and prospects can subscribe to your blog’s RSS or Atom feed to automatically be notified anytime yo... [read more]
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Did you find the Year End Charts helpful?

January 6, 2010 by Robert Starkey
Did you find the Year End Charts helpful? In other words... Did you digg it?  http://digg.com/music/Year_End_Charts_The_most_requested_songs_of_2009 MARKETING TIP: Use this list at Bridal Shows to reiterate to your client that you use reliable sources, and are current with the music their guests will want to hear!... [read more]
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Google #1 Page Ranking

December 1, 2009 by Robert Starkey
There are a lot of so called "SEO Specialists" suddenly poping up, making unsolicited offers to make your website appear on page 1 or even  #1 listing on the search engines.  I probably don't have to say this, but "Don't believe them!"  --- If they are as good as they claim to be, do a lookup on the search term, "SEO something-or-rather" and see if they appear #1 or on page 1 - do they?  If they do, then they have bragging rights and by all means must have some idea what they're doing. Here's the shortcut key points to getting your website ranking higher: (1) Choosing Keywords - What keywords are you targeting?   If you're looking up "Robert Starkey's Wedding Entertainment" then of course I'm going to show up as listing #1, 2, 3, 5, 7, 9 and 10 (figuratively speaking).  However, a client isn't li... [read more]
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“There’s an APP for That!!”

September 21, 2009 by Robert Starkey
We've all heard the newest phrase hitting all generations, young and old --- "Theres an APP for That". There's probably even an APP for breaking 90 on the golf course. Well regardless, if you're one on trying out new iPhone Applications - here's one you'll want. I was recently alerted to DJ E Motion's (Rob Nadigel) "DJ Sampler" APP he designed that is now available. This particular APP is a sampler that helps with transitioning from one song to another whenever we're performing. Most of the samples are 2-5 seconds long and range from "Swooshes" to "Sirens."  These can be looped and downloaded straight to your computer if you're into DJing digitally.
For more information on Rob and his APP, visit his websites at:

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Three (3) Different Ways To Make Your DJ Intelligence Quote Generator Work for YOU!

August 28, 2009 by Robert Starkey
Even if you're against pricing online, read this... In speaking with many DJs, offering your prices online seems to be a preference of choice which, varies from company to company.  I want to take a moment to share with you "Three (3) Different Ways To Make Your DJ Intelligence Quote Generator Work for YOU!" (more…)... [read more]
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Best Flash Layout – Advice!

March 14, 2009 by Robert Starkey
Recently I had a discussion on HTML vs. FLASH - this was my opinion... While flash looks great, it does not always serve to the advantage of you or your clients unless planned properly. Most web designers like to create a whole screen flash with creative menues and actions based on what you do on the screen, where they drop the ball is often times they do not make an HTML counterpart for those that can not or choose not to view a flash website. If designing a website in flash, it is recommended that you design flash headers, sidebars, or footers, and layer them around a standard HTML content main window. This gives the search engines content to index your site from, an option not made possible by a strictly flash website. The above method also allows you to insert iFrame code, one of the preferred m... [read more]
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Marketing Tidbit: SPAM Prevention

January 7, 2009 by Robert Starkey
With email serving as a large method for communicating with your customers, preventing SPAM from arriving becomes an overgrowing challenge.  The following Marketing Tidbits can help you alleviate the problem: 1) Remove any direct links to your email address from your website. 98% of the time, this method of making your email address available usually revolves around the ever so popular  MAILTO: tag which is largely recognized by the spam bots searching websites on a daily basis. 2) Use of a contact form with CAPTCHA. A large percentage of contact forms on websites these days, process the information submitted behind the scenes, ensuring that your email address is never exposed.  An example would be the Contact and Message Form as available through DJ Intelli... [read more]
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Google Opens “Friend Connect”

December 5, 2008 by Robert Starkey
In an effort to move our websites into the new "Web 2.0", Google's Friend Connect was publicly made available as of yesterday (Thursday, Dec 4, 2008) which will allow a client to log-in to their Google, Yahoo, AIM, or OpenID user name and password from your website and access social data such as Friends Lists, Profile Information, Feed Messages, Reviews, Ratings and more. For testing purposes, I have placed the Friend Connect on my Wedding Website at http://www.HavasuWeddingDJ.com - as well as http://www.OutsideTheBox.biz (lower left of page). Feel free to add yourself if you wish to play around with this application. We've all seen "Guest Books" and "Graffiti Walls", as well as even "Rating" applications - this takes all that to a whole new level.  While most of our websites ... [read more]