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.