About Andreas Ramos

I work with a few clients, teach at a few Silicon Valley schools, and write a few books.

Adjunct Professor in Digital Marketing

I teach university-level courses in digital marketing. Adjunct professor in digital marketing at Omnes Education SF, a top French business school with a campus in San Francisco; adjunct professor at California Science and Technology University (CSTU) in Silicon Valley; and senior instructor in certification courses at the DMA-NC.

  • Teach university-level courses for professionals at DMA-NC and Omnes Education. Courses include SEO, digital advertising with Google Ads, social media marketing, Google Analytics 3.0 and 4.0, LPO for LinkedIn, AI for marketing, and more.
  • Master Class AI for Digital Marketing. Use OpenAI ChatGPT and other genAI, including Microsoft Chat and Google, for marketing. Learn more at Andreas' DMAnc Course on the Use of AI in Marketing.
  • Search Engine Optimization. I've written five books on enterprise SEO. I'm the technical editor of Search Engine Marketing, Inc. by Mike Moran and Bill Hunt (IBM Press), the authoritative book on enterprise-level SEO. I wrote the leading SEO book for McGraw-Hill. I was the Head of Global SEO at Cisco, where I developed enterprise SEO in 44 languages in 84 countries for Google, Bing, Baidu, and Yandex.
  • Enterprise expert in Google Adwords. I've managed several hundred thousand dollars in monthly ad spend with over 300,000 keywords in 24 languages in 130 countries for global organizations.

Author of 22+ Books on SEO

My books (including six Amazon #1 Best Sellers) 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).

Search Engine Marketing was translated into Simplfied Chinese and published by Tsinghua University Press in Beijing and Traditional Chinese and published by McGraw-Hill for Taiwan. 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) of Baidu.com

Advisor to Silicon Valley Startups

I’m an advisor to several Silicon Valley startups and on the board of several more. I help them with SEO, Adwords, and analytics. I also help with general strategy, pitching, connections, and fund raising. I wrote Startup, a #1 Amazon Best Seller.

More about What I Do

I came to Silicon Valley in 1992 and I’ve worked at SGI, SUN, Oracle, NTT, Brio, Acxiom, Cisco, and over 25 startups. I’ve built more than 350 websites. I co-founded three Silicon Valley startups (two with successful exits).

In March 2023, Boye & Co wrote a short bio of me.

Cofounder and CMO (Chief Marketing Officer) at Lingolet, Inc.. We built an IoT device, the size of a cigarette lighter, that did AI-powered translation in twelve languages, transcribed up to ten hours of speech, and connected you to live interpreters worldwide, incl. China. The corporate version gives you instant connection to some 2,000 interpreters in over 30 fields in more than 180 languages. I did the strategies for marketing, legal, investment, acquisition, and more. Go Lingolet.com.

At Cisco, I set up the first global SEO process for 44 languages in 84 countries. Cisco had been founded 25 years earlier, but they never did global SEO. I speak a bunch of languages and read several more languages, so it was easy for me.

I was the Director of the Digital Agency at Acxiom, where I led digital marketing for global Fortune 200 companies.

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

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. I wrote part of the overtime law in California.

In 2005, three of us co-founded a startup, raised $500,000, and grew it to +175 staff employees.

In 2008, I co-founded The CCG Group with Stephanie Cota.

From 2005 to 2018, I managed MIT's $1,000,000 Google Foundation Grant for the OpenCourseWare Project. Traffic from 52 visits per day to 17,500 visits per day and dropped from $0.70 cost-per-click to $0.07 to bring 4.1 million people by using 50,000 keywords in 14 languages. MIT placed me on their thank-you page between Google and the United Nations.

Harvard University Medical School’s Boston Children’s Hospital (BCH) is the world’s #1 pediatric research hospital. I managed their $1m Google Foundation Grant. I added 150,000 keywords in 42 languages (all European languages plus Arabic, Bengali, Chinese, Hindi, Japanese, Korean, Russian, and more). Within two weeks, I had 10% worldwide market share for pediatrics for only $300 per day.

I’ve spoken at conferences in New York City, Chicago, Seattle, Los Angeles, AdTech Shanghai, Mexico City (in Spanish), SES San Jose, BAM Chicago, Beijing, Vienna (in German), Paris, Aarhus Denmark (in Danish), Madrid, Cartagena (Colombia), and many other cities. I’ve also spoken several times at Stanford and UC Berkeley. 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 Universität Heidelberg. Founded A.D. 1386, it’s Germany’s leading university and one of the world’s top schools, where I attended classes with Hans-Georg Gadamer and J├╝rgen Habermas. I did the entrance exams, courses, tests, and my thesis in German and graduated Magister Artium Heidelberg.

I live in Palo Alto with my wife and cat.

About My Website andreas.com

This website is hand-built. I wrote every line of code by hand. The website is mobile-first, responsive design, HTML5, and uses a floating navbar. The search box is powered by Google. My website is artisan, organic, free range, and uses renewable energy (Palo Alto's electricity comes from solar and wind farms).

People ask about my tech stack. That's just a fancy way to say "what software do you use?" My main software includes Editplus and Sublime, Screaming Frog, Google Ads, Google Ad Editor (GAE), Google Master Client Center (MCC), Google Analytics 4.0, OpenAI ChatGPT-4 (plus other AI, incl. Bing Chat and Anthropic Claude), Zoom, an HP desktop computer with Windows 11 and Microsoft Office 365, incl. Word, Excel, Powerpoint, and two smart phones: Samsung Android and Apple iPhone. For contact, I use WhatsApp, Wechat, and Slack, For social media, I use Twitter and LinkedIn.

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Personal Stuff about Me

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