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 to several startups in Silicon Valley.

Flying Blind: How Instagram Measured Success In the Pre-Analytics Era
Instagram

Flying Blind: How Instagram Measured Success In the Pre-Analytics Era

A scant five years ago startups didn't have access to the analytics commonly available now. The Instagram team improvised ingeniously.
Biz Stone Discusses How the Right Connection Led to the Creation of Twitter
Entrepreneurs

Biz Stone Discusses How the Right Connection Led to the Creation of Twitter

Stone and co-founder Evan Williams teamed up because they resonated and trusted great things would follow.
Why Data Trumps All When Plotting Your Growth Strategy
Data Analysis

Why Data Trumps All When Plotting Your Growth Strategy

Entrepreneurs exalt listening to their gut but first study the data.
6 Strategies for Managing a Fast Growing Company
Grow Your Business

6 Strategies for Managing a Fast Growing Company

Growth is the goal of every startup but when it comes, it brings its own challenges.
15 Truths About Online Trolls
Online Community

15 Truths About Online Trolls

As long as there has been an online community, there have been people abusing anonymity simply to inflict hurt and harm. A lot has been learned about them.
10 Ways to Discover Customer Sentiment About Your Business
Customer Relationship Management

10 Ways to Discover Customer Sentiment About Your Business

Random complaints or compliments are no substitute for systematically keeping tabs what your customers have to say.
6 Pros and Cons for Entrepreneurs to Get, or Skip, a College Degree
Education

6 Pros and Cons for Entrepreneurs to Get, or Skip, a College Degree

Businesses have been launched in dorm rooms and some, famously, have been launched by college drop outs. The cost in time and money of a degree are serious considerations.
4 Ways to Find Your First Customer
Finding Customers

4 Ways to Find Your First Customer

Build your web page, button hole strangers, offer deep discounts, whatever it takes to make that first sale is worth doing.
Top 5 Challenges Facing Businesses Now
Marketing

Top 5 Challenges Facing Businesses Now

Building a team and generating the revenue to pay for growth preoccupy businesses of all sizes.
15 Reasons You Will Live a Long Life
Happiness

15 Reasons You Will Live a Long Life

With a little luck and the guidance of science, you have a very good chance of celebrating your 100th birthday.
Community

7 Lessons for Building Powerful Networking Communities

The best newtorking strategy is to think first of what you have to offer.
15 Tips for Instilling Leadership Skills in Children
Leadership

15 Tips for Instilling Leadership Skills in Children

Parents have many opportunities in the ordinary course of family life to teach the life skills that lead to success and fulfillment.
12 Tips to Protect Your Company Website From Hackers
Hackers

12 Tips to Protect Your Company Website From Hackers

Hackers, like burglars, seek easy targets. Even basic steps significantly increase your security.
5 College Degrees That Prepare You for Small-Business Success
Schools

5 College Degrees That Prepare You for Small-Business Success

Even those ridiculed liberal arts degrees are a better foundation for being an entrepreneur than many despairing graduates realize.
25 Tips for Having Meaningful Relationships
Relationships

25 Tips for Having Meaningful Relationships

The secret to having warm, loving, trustworthy people in our lives is to first become that sort of person.