This was the first picture I came across on Google that had both me and Chris in it. Chris is the moderator in this particular panel. It’s not a clear picture of either of us. He’s the person on the right sitting down.
Here’s a better picture of Chris:
He’s the person on the left here.
I could probably just make this a photo post of Chris surrounded by the biggest thought leaders in our industry.
Here’s a nice one of Chris and Jim Boykin:
The reason Chris Boggs is always seen in pictures with our industry’s thought leaders is because he is part of the search marketing thought leader crowd.
There are probably a dozen people I could think of that I would consider the cream of the search engine marketing crop. 12 people that really push our industry forward. People that help set the tone and direction of where search engine optimization has gone for the last decade and where it will go for the coming decade. Chris Boggs is in that list of 12.
But here’s the thing: Chris is a fellow Northeastern Ohioan. He lives right up the road from me.
The President of SEMPO (Search Engine Marketing Professional’s Organization) lives in Cleveland Ohio.
Chris is also the Director of Search and Media Thought Leadership at Rosetta
Here are some of the many places you can find Chris online:
- Chris Boggs – Search Engine Watch (#SEW)
- Chris Boggs | LinkedIn
- Chris Boggs – Speakers at OMS Online Marketing Conference, Online Marketing
- Training Courses & Online Marketing Best Practices
- Chris Boggs (boggles) on Twitter
- Chris Boggs’s Search Engine Roundtable Articles
- Chris Boggs – Google+
- Search Marketing Thoughts
Hey! Why doesn’t he have a Wikipedia page? Will someone get this guy a page on Wikipedia!?
You are can read all the impressive aspects of Chris’ career in those links above. They truly are impressive.
It’s fun to look back over the years and remember things we’ve done together. I’ve eaten sushi with Chris in San Jose. I’ve frozen my ass off to get to tasty gourmet burger place with Chris in Chicago. I’m sure I ate something with Chris at some point in New York. We’ve spoken on multiple panels together in various cities. We’ve worked on projects together even though we are at two different firms.
Search engine marketing has been good to me over the years. But one of the particularly nice things about search engine marketing are the friends I’ve made in the industry. I’m proud to call Chris a friend. And I’m proud to call him a fellow Northeastern Ohioan.
If you are free this afternoon (and in Cleveland) consider checking him out at today’s Web Association event. Today’s topic is “What is up at Google? Panda ? Google + ?”
Chris is tying together the search and social aspects of Google that are happening right now.
And if you aren’t in Cleveland or can’t make this event, keep an eye out for him. He’s speaking or writing all the time. He’s worth checking out.
Keep up the great work, Chris! (See you in a couple hours.)