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Day 6 of the Dawn Wall

My phone rang just after 8:00pm and I wasn’t sure if I was going to hear excitement on the other end of the line or frustration.  I said hello and held my breath.  It was still a little early for Tommy to be calling so what he told me completely …

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Day 5 of the Dawn Wall

Tommy and Kevin are making superb progress.  They had 3 super strong days climbing all the way through pitch 10.  The awesome part about their progress is that they are still feeling great.  Tommy told me last night that it’s the best he’s ever felt at this point on the …

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Day 1 of the Dawn Wall Push

My phone rang at 2:15pm today.  “We’re ready to blast and I just thought I’d call and let you know.”  I could hear the focus and excitement in Tommy’s voice. Tommy and Kevin started up the Dawn Wall today for the last time of the season and maybe the last time …

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Merry Christmas!

Wishing you all the best this holiday season and amazing adventures in 2015!!  Cheers!Tommy, Becca and FitzA little fun from today… Fitz’s first time in skis on the snow!   Source: http://lslink.info/?c=NdK

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Fitz’s Fall Layering Systems

If you’re looking for ideas on how to layer your little one for their outdoor adventures, check out this guest post I wrote for Patagonia’s Cleanest Line Blog.  I wrote it for fall layering from our recent time in Yosemite Valley.  If anyone is interested I’ll put together our winter …

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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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