i told you so: now everyone is loving yahoo! buzz

you may remember, in a blogosphere full of people berating yahoo! buzz, i was perhaps the only one who gave the site a chance and wrote a contrarian review. well the results are in and here’s what the content producers are saying:

  • salon got so excited about a february 28 link from the yahoo home page to this story that they issued a press release – they had 1 million unique visitors that day, the most ever to the 12 year old site.
  • us magazine was linked from yahoo on february 27, and had the second highest traffic day ever. 32% of visits that day came from the yahoo home page.
  • huffington post reported 800,000 unique visitors from a yahoo-linked story.
  • smoking gun, portfolio.com, dallas morning news and imaginova all reported significant traffic increases after links from the yahoo home page.

it’s not just traffic, as techcrunch mentions, the yahoo visitors love to comment too.

despite the fact that yesterday was a saturday (slowest traffic day of the week) and that it was up only 1/4 of the day, we had our highest traffic day ever and over 1,000 comments were left on the post.

so what are you waiting for? it’s no longer a leap of faith, it’s the right thing to do.

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7 thoughts on “i told you so: now everyone is loving yahoo! buzz

  1. paul sanchez

    i should get my blog up because i agreed with you. i found out about buzz through you. i never saw anything that drives traffic like being featured on youtube but when I saw buzz i thought to myself here is the thing that beats it. you did call and that is why i follow your blog. God those stats make me giggle. that is awesome. i think we are just starting to see the tip of the ice burge of the power of social media!

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  5. vernacular_ninja

    Not having the community aura of Digg or Reddit is a good thing. Not exactly a model community these days…

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