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About Chris Silver Smith

Chris Silver Smith, the President of Argent Media, has an extensive background in search engine optimization and online marketing.  He has worked for some of the top agencies in the SEO industry, researching and developing search optimization and providing search marketing strategies for Fortune 500 and Internet Retailer 500 companies.

Chris worked at Verizon/Idearc for over ten years, serving as the Head of Technology & Advanced Development for their sites.  His projects there included R&D, local search development, user interface design, map-based search, mobile applications, and more. 

Chris Silver Smith, CEO of Argent Media
Chris Silver Smith

He was awarded the Verizon Individual Excellence Award in 2004 for his innovations, which increased site traffic (and click-through revenues) for the company.  In 2006, Chris founded and chaired the Idearc SEO Council, which brought together individuals from across the company to focus on natural search optimization.

Chris currently has five patents pending.  His work has been featured in several publications, and he regularly contributes articles to Natural Search Blog, Nodal Bits, and Search Engine Land (which is the leading online publication dealing with paid and natural search marketing).  Chris is a regular speaker at a number of technology and marketing conferences, and he currently serves on the Board of Advisors for Thomas-Reuters FindLaw's SEO Advisory Board.

See also the personal homepage of Chris Silver Smith.

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