At SMX East in New York, Bing announced new Webmaster Tools features including a link report. Google also added percent change data to its own Webmaster Tools query reports. More on these here.
Search Engine Land's Matt McGee liveblogged a keynote with Yelp COO Geoff Donaker, who shared some interesting stats about Yelp. He says they got about 38 million unique visitors last month on the web site, they have about 13 million reviews, and they have about three million users per month using Yelp apps. He also commented on Yelp's algorithm, saying, on a business page, recency is one of the primary factors. To quote Matt's notes, "They want the most recent, trusted reviews showing up top."
As you may know WebProNews attends a fair amount of industry events to cover in both video and article format. While, we can't make it to all of them (we couldn't make it to SMX this time), that doesn't mean we ignore all the ones we don't attend.
We have a new Events page available here (you will also see an Events tab at the top of WPN that goes there). This page shows upcoming industry events that we're keeping our eye on, and which ones we're actually attending.
WebProNews reporter Abby Johnson also keeps a blog on the page. As time goes on, she will offer insights beyond her video interviews as she attends various events.
The Inbound Marketing Summit starts tomorrow in Boston. WebProNews is a media partner of this event and WPN's Mike McDonald will be reporting. Then late next week, Abby and WPN's Chris Crum (and the rest of our video crew) will be heading to Vegas for BlogWorld (where WPN is an official video provider). Shortly after that, WPN's Mike Sachoff will be hitting Search Engine Strategies Chicago.