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At the end of December, I reported at Search Engine Land on what what seems to have been a major change in Google’s internal policy. (See: Paradigm shift: Has Google suspended defamation removals?) Google has effectively begun to decline requests to remove defamation from its web search results, although it has been honoring those takedown […]

Issues involving the application of trademark laws relative to online media content have been present since the beginning of the internet. However, the legal ramifications of how trademark infringement may be evaluated and litigated have evolved over time, and company executives and internet marketers may be unaware of the options and risks involved with their […]

Practical Ecommerce is sponsoring their first conference in Dallas next month. The conference is geared towards internet ecommerce website marketers and entrepreneurs. Argent Media can provide a significant discount for friends and clients! The three session topic tracks are Marketing, Conversion and Management. IGNITE 2015 is the inaugural conference by Practical Ecommerce on Sept. 16 […]

Argent Media CEO, Chris Silver Smith, will be presenting a session on “Repairing and Safeguarding Your Brand Online” at the Rocks Digital Marketing Conference in Dallas next week. Request a discount code if you’d like to attend! Chris has worked on various aspects of Online Reputation Management (“ORM”) for many years and has extensive experience […]

As part of the SMX Advanced Conference in Seattle, Chris Silver Smith, Argent Media CEO, will be speaking at the Local Search Advantage Workshop on June 4, 2015.   The Local Search Advantage Workshop provides a deep dive into many of the primary aspects of local marketing, covering all of the topics necessary for local […]

I’ve been very excited that Search Engine Land‘s editors have recently allowed me to start a new column series dedicated to Online Relationship Management, which will be published on their sister site, Marketing Land! My first article for it, “9 Key Points for Cleaning Up Your Online Reputation Nightmare Via SEO“, appeared a few weeks […]

On the second Wednesday of each month, DFWSEM (Dallas-Fort Worth Search Engine Marketing Association) presents a social and networking event, complete with a speaker who can hold the attention of a hungry after-work crowd. They were fortunate enough to persuade Andy Beal, from the UK via NC, to take the lectern this month. Ukulele addict […]

Argent Media CEO, Chris Silver Smith, will be speaking at SMX West’s Local Search Advantage Workshop in March on the topic of Building or Fixing Your Online Reputation. Consumer sentiment about a business is heavily influenced by both the recommendations provided by acquaintances as well as by opinions posted by other consumers online. A Nielsen […]

Argent Media founder, Chris Silver Smith, will be speaking next week at the SMX Advanced Conference in Seattle on the panel, “Keywords on ‘Roids: Advanced Workarounds For Vanishing Keyword Data“, along with industry veterans Christine Churchill (KeyRelevance) and Rae Hoffman (PushFire). As all search engine marketers are aware, Google has steadily reduced the keyword referral […]

Argent Media president and founder, Chris Silver Smith, will be featured this Wednesday afternoon at 1:00pm CST on the Video Marketing Madness radio show with Ray Lane and Steve Sleeper. Chris will likely be discussing the use of videos and video sharing services such as YouTube for the purposes of optimizing businesses for local search […]

Chris Silver Smith, President of Argent Media, will be speaking and moderating at the upcoming SMX Milan conference in Milan, Italy, at the Milano Congressi from November 7-8, 2013 in the following sessions: How To Build Links & Win Authority Through Public Relations Maps, Metros & Mobile: Surviving And Thriving In Local Search In the “How […]

Chris Silver Smith, President of Argent Media, will be speaking at the upcoming SMX East conference in New York from October 1-3, 2013 in the following sessions: Must Have Local Search Tactics Structured Data Superstars A Photo Is Worth A Thousand Links In the “Photo” session, Chris will present a number of strategic methods for […]

Chris Silver Smith is speaking on semantic markup for local search optimization tonight at the Dallas/Fort Worth Search Engine Marketing Association meeting in Richardson. He’ll be speaking along with Greg Gifford, the Director of Search and Social for AutoRevo. Chris recently wrote a few articles on semantic markup, such as 13 Semantic Markup Tips for […]

Argent Media’s President, Chris Silver Smith, will be speaking in Charlotte, NC, on the topic of Local SEO at the annual SearchExchange Internet Marketing Conference, on July 24 2012. Smith will cover some of Google’s “Prominence” ranking factors, and some techniques for how local businesses may optimize for advantage through them. “Prominence” is something of […]

The 2012 edition of David Mihm’s annual Local Search Ranking Factors survey has been released this week, and the general summary concludes that most of the influential ranking signals continue to be beneficial. From a glance at the report, relatively few signals shifted significantly from last year’s report. As the summary states, the main changes […]

Chris Silver Smith, president of Argent Media, will speak at next week’s DFW SEM meeting on Local Search Optimization, along with Brian Combs, founder and CEO of ionadas local. At the meeting, Chris will be presenting some techniques for Advanced Local Citation Development.

Argent Media’s Chris Silver Smith will be appearing and speaking at the Search Starts Here conference in Boca Raton, Florida, on April 23rd and 24th. He will be speaking on topics involving the future of local search, strategic tactics for companies interested in competing in the local search space, and on aspects around locational technologies. […]

Announcing the launch of the newest search marketing agency in Dallas — Argent Media! Press release: Local SEO Industry Expert Founds Search Marketing Agency in Dallas

Chris Silver Smith, President of Argent Media, has just been interviewed by Ash Nallawalla at Train SEM this past weekend. Check out the transcript at: Interview: Chris Silver Smith. Silver describes how he got his start in SEO and Local SEO, some of his early mentors, advice about getting started in the industry, and more. Check […]

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