About Andreas Ramos

About Andreas Ramos | SEO Consultant | andreas.com

Current Work: Enterprise SEO

I do enterprise-level Global SEO as a consultant. I work with Google, Baidu, Yandex, and Bing. I work in English, German, Danish, Spanish, and several other languages (I speak a bunch of languages). I’m also an enterprise-level expert in Google Adwords. For several global organizations, I manage several hundred thousand dollars in monthly ad spend with 80,000 keywords in 42 languages in 130 countries.

  • Technical editor of Search Engine Marketing, Inc. by Mike Moran and Bill Hunt (IBM Press, 3rd ed., 2014), the authoritative book on enterprise-level SEO.
  • Author of Search Engine Marketing, published by McGraw-Hill in the US and Tsinghua University Press in China.
  • Manager of Global SEO at Cisco, where I developed strategy and tactics for enterprise-grade SEO in 40 languages in 84 countries, incl. Google, Bing, Baidu, and Yandex. I was also a Director of Digital Marketing at Acxiom, where I worked with Fortune 200 companies, including ATT, CitiBank, Chase, and others.
  • Clients include Harvard, Stanford, and MIT.
  • Digital Marketing Practice Leader at Klean.DK, the leading digital consulting company in Denmark.

Advisor to Silicon Valley Startups

I’m on the advisory board of nine Silicon Valley startups. I advise on digital marketing, funding, acquisitions strategy, and so on. These include Entefy.com in Palo Alto, ContentOro.com in Michigan, Snow.ly¬†in Spain, IgniteXL.com, an accelerator in Silicon Valley, EzyInsights.com in Finland, HealClinics.com in San Diego, and several more. I’m also an advisor to the American Red Cross of Silicon Valley and Chain, the China America Innovation Network.

Author of Twelve Books on SEO

  • #TwitterBook; #1 Amazon Best Seller in three hours
  • How to Write a Book!; #1 Amazon Best Seller in two days
  • The Big Book of Content Marketing; Amazon Best Seller in two days

My books have been published in the USA, China, Taiwan, Mexico, France, Germany, the UK, Denmark, Sweden, Finland, Italy, and Spain.

Publishers include McGraw-Hill (USA), Tsinghua University Press (China), Jain Publishing (USA), Betwin (Paris), Klean (Denmark) and Editorial Jus (Mexico).

I wrote Search Engine Marketing, published by McGraw-Hill, 2009. It was translated into Chinese and published by Tsing Hua University Press in Beijing (2010). The book gets around. I’ve seen it in Chinese bookstores in Silicon Valley.

China’s companies can use the web to open up new markets both in China and around the world. This is the first book to bring analytics, digital marketing, and traditional marketing together.” — Foreword by Haoyu Shen, Chief Operations Officer (COO) and #2 at Baidu.com

My McGraw-Hill book is taught at several US universities. In 2011, I was in Beijing for dinner with professors at Tsinghua. They asked if there was courseware for ecommerce. I gave them my courseware with a site license for the People’s Republic of China. Tsinghua University is the MIT of China.

More about What I Do

I came to Silicon Valley in 1992. I live in Palo Alto. I’ve worked at SGI, SUN, Oracle, NTT, Brio, Acxiom, Cisco, and over 25 startups. I’ve built more than 250 websites. I co-founded three Silicon Valley startups (two with successful exits). I have a house in Palo Alto.

I was the analytics and SEO strategist for Stanford’s Graduate School of Business (Stanford’s MBA school).

At Dialpad, I was employee #12, where I was the webmaster. It was the first VOIP service (before Skype). We grew from zero to 16 million users in one year, the fastest-growing company in history at the time. We were in the top 50 largest websites.

I was also the National Chair of the NWU Tech Writers Trade Division from 1994 to 2004. I worked with technical writers, journalists, techpub managers, recruiters, and so on, which is why there’s quite a bit on this website about how to find work in SV. I wrote part of the overtime law in California.

In 2005, Rajiv Parikh (Harvard MBA), myself, and two others got VC money and co-founded Position2.com. We bought a 30-person company in Bangalore, India and grew it to +175 staff employees with offices in Silicon Valley and Bangalore. In 2007, I cofounded The CCG Group with Stephanie Cota.

MIT asked me to manage their $1,000,000 Google Foundation Grant for the OpenCourseWare Project. I grew MIT’s traffic from 52 visits per day to 17,500 visits per day and dropped cost-per-click from $0.70 to $0.07 to bring 4.1 million people by using 50,000 keywords in 14 languages. I’ve been managing this since 2005. MIT placed me on their thank-you page between Google and the United Nations.

Harvard University Medical School pediatric research hospital is Boston Children’s Hospital (BCH). They also asked me to manage their $1m Google Foundation Grant. I added 12,800 keywords in 18 languages (all European languages plus Arabic, Bengali, Chinese, Hindi, Japanese, Korean, and Russian). Within two weeks, I got 10% worldwide market share for pediatrics for only $300 per day.

I’ve spoken at conferences in New York City, Los Angeles, AdTech Shanghai, Mexico City (in Spanish), SES San Jose, BAM Chicago, Beijing, Vienna (in German), Paris, Aarhus Denmark (in Danish), Madrid, and many other cities. I’ve presented in German, Danish, Spanish, and English (I speak four languages fluently and read several more). If you want me to speak at your conference, contact me.

I’ve been interviewed in newspapers, magazines, radio, and TV in Denmark, Germany, Brazil, China, Spain, Mexico, Finland, Ireland, Japan, the UK, France, Serbia, and other places.

I graduated from the Universit√§t Heidelberg. Founded A.D. 1386, it’s Germany’s leading university and one of the world’s top schools. I took the entrance exams in German, along with all course, exams, and my thesis in German, where I graduated Magister Artium Heidelberg (a Master’s degree).

Personal Stuff about Me

If you want to know personal stuff about me, see my personal page.

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