John Rampton

John Rampton

Entrepreneur and Connector

An entrepreneur and connector, John Rampton is the managing editor of search-engine marketing news site Search Engine Journal and founder of Palo Alto, Calif.-based Adogy, a marketing company specializing in helping startups. He also serves as an advisor and investor to SEO Engine.

18 Recent Stories

10 Essential Startup Lessons That You May Not Have Learned in College
Starting a Business

10 Essential Startup Lessons That You May Not Have Learned in College

To start a successful business, you'll have to quickly learn some techniques that aren't in any book.
3 Tools Your Startup Needs to Raise More Money
Technology

3 Tools Your Startup Needs to Raise More Money

These apps can aid the tedious and onerous task of getting venture capitalists to budge and fund your company's budget.
10 Lessons to Learn From Failing Startups (Including My Own)
Starting a Business

10 Lessons to Learn From Failing Startups (Including My Own)

A serial entrepreneur provides valuable insights gleaned from the trenches.
How to Create a Healthy Startup Atmosphere
Grow Your Business

How to Create a Healthy Startup Atmosphere

Keeping you and your team working in a balanced way can affect whether your enterprise sputters or goes the distance.
50 Signs You Need to Start Your Own Business
Starting a Business

50 Signs You Need to Start Your Own Business

An entrepreneurial type reads the signals and suddenly realizes it's time to make the leap and ready a launch.
10 Movies Every Entrepreneur Needs to Watch
The 'Treps

10 Movies Every Entrepreneur Needs to Watch

Whether itÂ’s a heartwarming adventure, irreverent comedy or thought-provoking documentary, these films can inspire and motivate a weary business owner.
How Entrepreneurs Can Cope With Rejection Online
The 'Treps

How Entrepreneurs Can Cope With Rejection Online

With our digitally connected world, a failure or misstep can be noted on the Internet and telegraphed instantly in a dramatic fashion. Here's what to do.
7 Life Lessons From My Entrepreneurship Journey
Grow Your Business

7 Life Lessons From My Entrepreneurship Journey

Starting a business is tough and challenging on all fronts. Here's some wisdom that may ease your load as you navigate new terrain.
5 Things Productive Entrepreneurs Do Each Day
The 'Treps

5 Things Productive Entrepreneurs Do Each Day

Successful leaders cultivate effective daily habits to provide them with that extra advantage.
10 Reasons Why You Shouldn't Join a Startup
Starting a Business

10 Reasons Why You Shouldn't Join a Startup

Beyond the glitz and hype, a new businesses may present a certain gritty reality. Steer clear if you're not prepared.
Don't Make These 10 Startup Mistakes
Starting a Business

Don't Make These 10 Startup Mistakes

Due to entrepreneurs' lack of experience, many startups end up in failure. Here's how to avoid disaster.
14 Books Every Entrepreneur Should Read in '14
Starting a Business

14 Books Every Entrepreneur Should Read in '14

Thousands of books offer business, leadership or startup advice, but we've narrowed down the options to some must-reads.
Safe Use of Social Media in Regulated Fields? It's a Real Option.
Social Media

Safe Use of Social Media in Regulated Fields? It's a Real Option.

Find out how your company can alert consumers to news or be alert to complaints on popular channels -- and still comply with government rules.
50 Signs You Might Be an Entrepreneur
Starting a Business

50 Signs You Might Be an Entrepreneur

Peruse this list to find out if your temperament and traits indicate you're the type to mastermind a startup.
5 Steps to Supercharging Engagement on Twitter
Social Media

5 Steps to Supercharging Engagement on Twitter

Follow this advice in order to go beyond basic marketing messages to really interacting with your followers and customers.
3 Things You Probably Don't Know About Google Adwords
Advertising

3 Things You Probably Don't Know About Google Adwords

Take your Adwords campaigns up a notch with these three insider insights.
Pinterest Marketing Tips: What You Can Learn From 20 Big Brands
Social Media

Pinterest Marketing Tips: What You Can Learn From 20 Big Brands

Not sure what you're doing on Pinterest? These companies have it down and offer some useful marketing ideas you can use.
SEO Strategies That Can Hurt Your Website Rankings
SEO | Search Engine Optimization

SEO Strategies That Can Hurt Your Website Rankings

Even though so-called experts can try to convince you otherwise, these search marketing tactics can land your site in trouble with Google.

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