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.

An Entrepreneur's American Dream in 5 Quotes
Entrepreneurs

An Entrepreneur's American Dream in 5 Quotes

Today, it's more about working for yourself than white picket fences.
The Psychological Price of Entrepreneurship
Entrepreneurs

The Psychological Price of Entrepreneurship

Depression and despair are a sad reality for too many founders.
19 Ways To 'Kill It' at Your Next Networking Event
Networking

19 Ways To 'Kill It' at Your Next Networking Event

Introducing yourself to at least five people and really, really listening will help you make a splash.
How to Get a Job, Meet Influencers and Find a New BFF at Your Next Conference
Networking

How to Get a Job, Meet Influencers and Find a New BFF at Your Next Conference

Going to a business conference or industry event can either be the biggest waste of time or the best thing you've ever done for your business.
50 Quotes on Leadership Every Entrepreneur Should Follow
Leadership

50 Quotes on Leadership Every Entrepreneur Should Follow

Need a little pep talk? These inspirational quotes should get you in the right frame of mind.
How Understanding Behavioral Psychology Can Help Your Business Blossom
Psychology

How Understanding Behavioral Psychology Can Help Your Business Blossom

Tony Robbins says understanding humanity's six basic needs can be an entrepreneurial game-changer.
5 Personality 'Flaws' That Are Entrepreneurial Gold
Entrepreneurs

5 Personality 'Flaws' That Are Entrepreneurial Gold

If you're often chided to be nice and fit in, it might be a sign you should follow your own path.
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.