Chris Silver Smith, a local search engine optimization expert based in the Dallas/Fort Worth area, has launched Argent Media, a search marketing agency. Argent Media will focus on providing both short-term search engine optimization services such as basic website audits as well as ongoing consultation retainers.
Chris Silver Smith is no stranger to the local search engine optimization industry. He previously headed up the technology department for Verizon’s Superpages.com, one of the nation’s top internet yellow pages. While at Superpages.com, Chris established Superpages.com’s sophisticated local SEO structure — which still provides them with advantageous rankings on thousands of geography + industry keyword combinations.
After working at Superpages, Chris worked at two internationally renowned search engine marketing agencies, NetConcepts (which has been acquired by Covario), and KeyRelevance.
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 Universal Business Listing (UBL) and on Thomas-Reuters FindLaw’s SEO Advisory Board.
Argent Media provides search engine optimization consulting, particularly specialized in Local SEO, which focuses upon achieving higher rankings in local search results, such as in Google Place Search, Google Maps, Bing Maps, and Yahoo! Local.