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How I Improved My Public Speaking

In mid 2011, I had what was really my first speaking gig, at SMX Advanced, about link building. I had done a link building clinic before 10 or so people before, but this was the first serious thing I had done – talking before 200-300 some odd internet marketers in …

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Introducing Siege Media

Today is the official launch of Siege Media, my digital marketing consultancy. Check out the blog for the official announcement post. For those wondering what the launching of the blog there means for the state of RossHudgens.com, it’s safe to say that most digital-marketing-centric “tactics” will find themselves on SiegeMedia.com, …

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Digital Marketing Keyword Interest Over Time

Google’s Keyword Trends tool is extremely interesting to me. Here, we can see if businesses, tactics, and more are in free fall, growth, or stagnation. We can potentially identify stock opportunities or similarly, when we should eject or short a company. We can see the interest levels in our competitor. …

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Authority Bloat: An SEO Industry Problem

A few years ago, I did work for a client with seasonal burst  – and not just “sorta” seasonal burst, a seasonal-exclusive burst, that required extremely aggressive link building techniques. This client was in a space that had what I now define as a high competitive backlink crossover (CBC) that …

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Making The Jump: Reflections Three Months In

Three months ago, I made the jump to entrepreneurship. Since that time, I’ve been asked a few questions about what that process has been like, so I thought I would write a little update post to give a little context to the experience, with some specificity to SEO and the …

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Video Tip: Creating Advanced Smart Collections in Lightroom

You gotta love these quick, to the point, Lightroom tips from Adobe’s own Benjamin Warde. Here’s today’s tip on Creating Advanced Smart Collections using the hidden sub-criteria feature: Thanks, Benjamin! Hope you all have a rockin’ Tuesday! Best, -Scott The post Video Tip: Creating Advanced Smart Collections in Lightroom appeared first …

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When To Hit Lightroom’s Auto Tone Button

Hey, before we get to today’s tip, I just wanted to mention that today I announced my ’10th Annual Worldwide Photo Walk™” – the full details are at this link – hope you can join us this year (the official date is Saturday, October 7th). OK, on to our tip: …

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Copyright Status Tip

One of the first steps we take in protecting the copyright of our photographs is applying a metadata template containing our copyright and other information during import. However, sometimes applying that template can be forgotten or overlooked. In addition, photos that are automatically synced from a mobile device to a …

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Removing Spots with Lightroom’s Visualize Spots Tool

Hi, ya’ll — Benjamin Warde joins us today with a quick 60-second tip on how to use Lightroom’s Visualize Spots, Tool: Thanks, Benjamin! Hey, what are those list of cities doing inside Lightroom (below)? NEW: We added some new cities to my Lightroom Seminar Tour: Besides Los Angeles, San Francisco and …

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The Beach is Calling…

Well, it’s calling me, the wifey and kids anyway (photo above of the view from our cottage by Kalebra with her TrustyiPhone). Yup, I’m taking a few days off at the beach, but never fear, tomorrow we’ve got a killer little tip from Benjamin Warde, then my awesome new columnist, …