President – Argent Media

Chris Silver Smith

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Chris Silver Smith is President of the newly-minted Argent Media, a search engine marketing consultancy. Prior to that, he worked for a number of years for KeyRelevance and NetConcepts (since absorbed into Covario) — both well-regarded search marketing firms. Even prior to those positions, he was the head of the technology department for Verizon’s where he founded the company’s extensive local SEO programs. Chris is also an advisor for Thomson-Reuters FindLaw and Universal Business Listing. Chris writes for the Local Search column at

Follow Chris on Twitter: @si1very

Check out Chris’ SearchFest 2012 Mini-Interview before the big event.