Yahoo! Buzz Publishers Get Highest Site Traffic Ever!

By Posted 2008 Updated   BloggingSocial Media

Yahoo BuzzWhat happens when your blog story gets featured on the front page of Yahoo! Get prepared for the highest site traffic ever. As Yahoo! Buzz is getting a revamp (after Yahoo! Picks closed), some lucky publishers are getting an opportunity to join as Yahoo! Buzz Publishers and drive huge unbelievable traffic to their sites with pageviews being limited by how much load the web hosting server can handle…

Salon.com announced that it hit over 1 million uniques in one day for the first time in the company’s 12-year history, a traffic milestone reached when Yahoo! linked from its home page. Techcrunch reports that they received their highest traffic day ever with over 1,000 comments on the post, which almost brought the site down.

Yahoo is still ramping up the number of links it puts on the home page from Buzz, and is being careful about the potential to flat out nuke websites with all the traffic they can send. But it’s clear that a link from Yahoo.com blows away anything Digg or any other competitor can offer. That will keep the Buzz publishers, who must be invited into the service, paying attention.

How does Yahoo Buzz send you huge traffic?
Yahoo! Buzz features the most interesting stories and videos on the Web and the content is ranked based on votes, search-term popularity, and what people are reading and emailing that instant. Yahoo Buzz does not use holding story pages on their site, but rather directly links to the story page boosting traffic to your site to read the full story. You can promote the story further by adding a vote button. Selected Top Buzz content may be featured on the Yahoo! homepage too!

Yahoo! informs that the current beta test is limited to a small set of select publishers to ensure they can evolve the program in a way that is most beneficial for a good user experience. They will be accepting new publishers soon and you can join the mailing list for updates.

Can your web server survive 1 million hits?

This is way beyond the number of visitors Digg or Fark can send your way. Most sites hosted on shared webhosting will not be able to handle such traffic even for minutes, so I guess they will be joining in top websites and blogs on dedicated servers initially who can handle the traffic. Do you prefer your few thousand daily visitors, or rather have a crashed site everyday…


13 comments on “Yahoo! Buzz Publishers Get Highest Site Traffic Ever!

  1. Rahul Bansal says:

    Its better to have few thousand hits rather than high spikes.
    I personally see the number of page views for visitors in spike traffic less. Also they stay for less time.
    They just make you feel good… :-)

  2. Yahoo Web Hosting says:

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  3. Zed says:

    I agree with Rahul. But I would like to have atleast one such rush crash my blog’s server. It’s a good kick!

  4. Tinh says:

    Thanks for sharing but it is not for small blog. Thanks for sharing

  5. QuickOnlineTips says:

    I guess if you have a power packed yahoo web hosting, and you survive the Yahoo front page, its a good case to show Yahoo! hosting rocks.

  6. Sumesh says:

    Y!Buzz may probably be a big fad for publishers with less-than-millions traffic. That is also Yahoo’s way of ensuring that Buzz is not spammed. But honestly, if you can’t even submit stories, its not worth it.

    Wow, did I misread or are you finally offering full-feeds? Until now I was using a Greasemonkey script to read within GReader.

  7. Len says:

    Can I place a yahoo buzz button on my blog?

  8. QuickOnlineTips says:

    Len – you need to be invited by them to get the tags to place a button. You can sign up there for a invite in future.

  9. Andrew says:

    Buzz is so powerful, so I think it’s not fit for small site.

  10. Nintendo wii says:

    Really its works fine for one of my friends site. I am sad to hear that it is not provided to all but only selected publishers only. Well it is very helpful to get huge traffic like digg.
    Thanks for sharing this new. I have subscibe theri email to get update and get an opporutinity to get one button for my site.

  11. bluetooth says:

    Excellent, i’m going to sign up for a button right now

  12. Keron Calame says:

    I think I would take the million hits and go get a dedicated server after the first week of it happening

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