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.

6 Benefits for You and Your Community From Supporting Local Entrepreneurs
Entrepreneurs

6 Benefits for You and Your Community From Supporting Local Entrepreneurs

Locally owned businesses give communities a unique character but those businesses need loyal customers to survive.
Why VCs Don't Sign NDAs and You Shouldn't Worry About It
Pitching investors

Why VCs Don't Sign NDAs and You Shouldn't Worry About It

Nondisclosure agreements are not the magic cloak many entrepreneurs imagine and often are simply counterproductive.
The 3 Steps to Marketing Success in 2015
Marketing

The 3 Steps to Marketing Success in 2015

All signs point to the growing importance of social media, email and mobile devices for effective marketing.
4 Basics for Making the Move From Corporate Job to Entrepreneur
Startup Basics

4 Basics for Making the Move From Corporate Job to Entrepreneur

It takes passion to leave a steady gig for the uncertainties of your own business but making the move successfully requires some level-headed strategy.
Avoid These 8 Toxic Trademark Mistakes
Legal

Avoid These 8 Toxic Trademark Mistakes

With a little creatiivity and attention to detail you can protect your own trademarks but the key is to be thorough.
The Rules of Business Texting
Texting

The Rules of Business Texting

There are, OMG, actual rules of etiquette you should observe.
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.
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.