Chris Silver Smith is President of Argent Media and has an extensive background in search engine optimization, internet techology and online marketing. He has worked for some of the top agencies in the SEO industry, including KeyRelevance and NetConcepts, researching and developing search optimization and providing search marketing strategies for Fortune 500 and Internet Retailer 500 companies.
Previously, Chris worked at Verizon's Superpages.com for over ten years, serving as the Head of Technology & Advanced Development. His projects there included R&D, local search development, user interface design, map-based search, mobile applications, and more. He was awarded the Verizon Individual Excellence Award in 2004 for his innovations, which increased site traffic (and click-through revenues) for the company.
Chris's work has been featured in several publications, and he regularly contributes articles to Natural Search Blog, Nodal Bits, and Search Engine Land. Chris currently serves on the Board of Advisors for Universal Business Listing (UBL) and on Thomas-Reuters FindLaw's SEO Advisory Board.
Chris has worked upon search optimization, social media optimization and online reputation management issues for a number of Internet Retailer 500 and Fortune 500 companies. Chris helps KeyRelevance to provide a range of boutique search marketing services for both small businesses and large companies alike.