Yahoo! Buzz Opens to All: Get Ready to Crash Servers

By Posted 2008 Updated   BloggingDomain Hosting

Yahoo BuzzYahoo! Buzz is now open to all website owners and publishers. Yahoo! Buzz is well known for sending the highest traffic ever, and is the best way to get featured on the Yahoo! homepage.

The beta test was limited to a few popular websites (who could survive extraordinary spikes of traffic) and webmasters and bloggers kept joining the waiting list. After they kept reminding list members that “We cant wait to bring you on board!“, its great that they have finally opened the doors to all.

Anyone can now add Buzz buttons to their site which will allow readers to vote up the stories in various categories. However, voters will require a Yahoo! ID to submit and buzz the story. But once you start buzzing and voting, you can keep track of all your buzzing activity. When you buzz a story, they offer a cool alert with related stories too.

I have also added buzz buttons below each post and readers can now vote for our stories too. Some story might make it to the Yahoo! homepage and the servers will surely crash on the first traffic spike. Shared hosting services hate such kind of unpredictable spiky traffic as it compromises the uptime of other sites on the same server. But WP-Supercache is a great tool to survive a huge traffic spike.

Some blogs have added the Buzz Widget to their sites like this


8 comments on “Yahoo! Buzz Opens to All: Get Ready to Crash Servers

  1. ramiro marques says:

    Very useful information. Thank you.

  2. About Online Tips says:

    I tried buzzing up but gives an error

  3. Ibrahim Rabbani says:

    i’ve started submitting, works for me.. :\

  4. Sarah says:

    I am really interested to see how Yahoo Buzz does compared to Digg.

  5. Role of Commissions in Choosing a Niche says:

    It works for me as well!

  6. Harris says:

    I never heard of Yahoo Buzz, so its suppose to be a rip of Digg?

  7. Ibrahim Rabbani says:

    Its Yahoo’s version of DIGG, basically a referral site for anyone who wants traffic.. but like digg their traffic distribution is limited.. and you need to get a high number of “Buzz’s” to get good traffic.. its an interesting thing for yahoo to do.. they’re finally gaining some mobility (they almost sold out a while ago)

  8. Gravity says:

    i tried buzzing a few of my stories but i hardly see traffic coming frm buzz, let alone be the server crashes =/

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