Yahoo Buzz Launches

by Sushant Risodkar · 3 comments

Yahoo! Buzz Launched on February 26, 2008 which could be only visited by some people is now open to all in beta stage.It’s a community-based news article website, much like Digg, that combines the features of social bookmarking and syndication through a user interface that allows editorial control. Users can be allowed to publish their own news stories, and link to their own or another person’s site that links to a full story of the information, therefore driving traffic to that person’s website and creating a larger market for sites that research and publish their own news articles and stories.

The big benefit for publishers is that top Buzz stories are linked from the Yahoo home page, which turns a firehose of traffic onto a story. When those stories hit the home page there’s a good chance that the linked site will have a record day in traffic. Yahoo says they’ve sent 16 million visitors to outside sites in those first two weeks, and they’ve gathered data from some of the linked partners.

  • The buzz can be about anything – a great story on a major news site, an extraordinary bit from an obscure site, an intriguing video, or a fantastic blog that shouldn’t be missed.
  • Instead of editors, people like you determine the top-rated stories.

How it works.

  • First, we determine the most popular topics that people are searching for on Yahoo!.
  • Then, we showcase the most popular stories within those topics, based on activities like voting and emailing stories to friends.
  • Stories with most Buzz may be published on the Yahoo! home page – you can impact what millions will see on Yahoo!.

Yahoo isn’t the first large company to try out the Digg model. In mid 2006 AOL relaunched the Netscape portal as a Digg-like site. AOL eventually moved the service to a different domain name and renamed it Propeller. The service has about 3.8 million monthly unique visitors (Comscore), compared to about 12.5 million for Digg.

Buzz Has the Following Categories:

  1. Entertainment
  2. Sci/Tech
  3. Politics
  4. Business
  5. Health
  6. Images
  7. Lifestyle
  8. Sports
  9. Travel
  10. U.S News
  11. Video
  12. World

They Also Have A Widget which we can put on our blog or website like this:

Buzz was created as a direct competitor to Digg. Yahoo! created the service in hopes that it would drive larger traffic to their site and would give them an advantage over larger online media companies such as Google or MSN, which are Yahoo!’s largest competitors in terms of search engines that provide services and web features to its customers.

So What do you think about it?

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bintang4 August 19, 2008 at 3:53 pm

Testing the Yahoo! Buzz thing here..
And it’s doing great

Devil's Advocate August 20, 2008 at 12:06 am

Please help.

I don’t know where to place the buzz button in the URL to make it automatically pick up my posts if I buzz it.


Typhoon August 20, 2008 at 10:40 am

Hey!Dude’s a very simple n similar to putting the digg button on every page hack…First go to blogger account n click layout n then click EDIT HTML.

then check the Expand Widget box…..

Check this link to know furthermore:

Then it’s done

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