Monthly Archives: June 2010

Honest Search Optimization Techniques

Honest Search Optimization Techniques

Search Engine Optimization is a skill that all web designers should be at least somewhat familiar with. However, with the competitive nature of how SEO is handled, page ranks are never guaranteed. This has resulted in a mass of people using very questionable techniques in their Search Optimization. Most of these techniques are frowned-upon, and several can be detected by search bots and cause your page to be omitted! Clearly it’s just a better idea all around to stick with an honest and no-tricks SEO approach. Several things can be done to help your search ranking that are completely safe and if …

 

Potatoes and asparagus

Potatoes and asparagus

Potatoes are showing up at the farmers market and if you’re lucky, you can still get your hands on some fresh asparagus. The two combined make a simple but lovely dinner. Cook them each on the grill and clean up will be minimal.

 

Thank Goodness Tristan was GLEEful

Thank Goodness Tristan was GLEEful

Yikes! What a workout today! Robbie Ray kicked my tuchas! I know I’ll thank him for it later but right now, the only positive thing I can say about our group fitness training today that I LOVE Tristan‘s Glee shirt.

 

Is Your Business Social?

Is Your Business Social?

One of the oldest bits of information in advertising is to be where your customers are. If you have a product that is targeted at the elderly, your marketing department should know better than to place the ¬†commercials on Cartoon Network. Today though, we see quite an interesting thing happening. There is one place that exists in which all age groups, all ethnicities, and all different types of people are gathering. This place is known as the ‘social network’. How can your company utilize this magnificent tool? Be social, that’s how. There’s a major difference in how marketing is handled inside …

 

The sidekick every CEO needs: a PR professional with the superpower of Foresight

The sidekick every CEO needs: a PR professional with the superpower of Foresight

I believe that foresight is one of the most important traits for effective public relations. Not only designing a message and implementing it, but predicting how it will be interpreted (and misinterpreted). Especially over the last two months, foresight seems to be the watchword for business, and especially for the CEOs and spokespersons brave enough to step in front of the media. Pundits and cameras are everywhere, CEO beware. Look no further than the oil spill in the gulf and the huge amount of public anger at BP. One cannot deny that the CEO of BP, Tony Hayward, has certainly done …

 

Kohlrabi and turnips and recipes, oh my!

Kohlrabi and turnips and recipes, oh my!

Home Grown Kansas manages¬† the CSA we participate in at the Old Town Farmer’s Market. This week, among other things, we had kohlrabi and turnips in our haul. Your first thought is probably similar to mine: “What is a kohlrabi?” According to Simple Recipes, a kohlrabi is a vegetable that tastes similar to broccoli stems. They are often eaten raw but if you want an easy way to cook them that keeps them fairly pure to form, simply to roast them like this: Roasted Kohlrabi ingredients: kohlrabi olive oil minced garlic shredded Parmesan cheese - pre-heat oven to 450 – peel …

 

ZING ZANG ZOOM into the real world

ZING ZANG ZOOM into the real world

Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey ZING ZANG ZOOM circus has come and gone. Third week of my internship here at Start-Thinking and I have already had lunch with elephants and met a women who gets shot out of a cannon (by choice and by her husband!). Not many people can say that. Opening night Thursday started out with a trip to KSN with Tina Miser (pictured here with Mark Davidson & Leon Smitherman, the KSN Morning News team), one of two human cannonballs. We then went to KAKE with the Boss Clown, who lost 180 pounds in nine months …

 

More Fit For Golf

More Fit For Golf

For the past few golf seasons I’ve struggled on the back nine with a stiff back, tightening up, and other excuses for a higher score. I had tried to remedy these with stretching exercises done when nobody was looking, sports drinks and hydration and nutrition. Yesterday I was fortunate to play at a client’s fundraiser and, for the first time in years, felt none of these maladies. I still stayed hydrated and kept nuts nearby but I can directly attribute my exercise regimine setup by Robbie Ray. It must have helped my score some but then, it needs a lot …

 

RBBB Media Day

RBBB Media Day

As you all may know, the Greatest Show on Earth is here in Wichita through Sunday! Today John and I were up before sunrise as we escorted Surly to various media outlets. First, we went to KWCH for the morning show. Surly, whose “real” name is Sean Davis showed viewers how to make his culinary masterpiece, “Chicken a la Ringling.” Brian and Felicia were uber impressed with his creation and let me tell you, the smell was amazing! Next, we went to Clear Channel and met up with the AntMan, Chase and Cole and had a blast! Surly is quite …

 
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