so… how do i sign up for yahoo! buzz?

since i first wrote about why i think yahoo! buzz is a brilliant idea, many people have asked me how they can get into yahoo! buzz as publishers. i’ve poked and prodded, and thus far i have only come up with the following:

how do i sign up for yahoo! buzz as a publisher?

yahoo! buzz is currently in “beta”. during our “beta” program, we are testing the user appeal and performance of including links to publishers from around the web that provide truly unique and engaging content. the current test is limited to a small set of select publishers (representing a broad range of topics and sizes) to ensure we can evolve the program in a way that is most beneficial for our users and the user experience.

if you would like to be considered as a future publisher, please visit http://publisher.buzz.yahoo.com/about for more information.

here’s the response one friend who applied to get into the program got from a yahoo! representative (the representative wasn’t a part of the buzz team but was in contact with them):

the process is a bit ad hoc at the moment apparently; i put in the good word for you.

so what does that mean?

in simple words, what this means is that as of yet, the publishers program is closed. the publishers that are currently on the site have been approved because they represent original and engaging content on a wide range of topics and are members of the yahoo! publisher network. you can sign up for the yahoo! buzz newsletter on the site’s about page to get notified the moment the site starts accepting new publishers. in the meantime i would suggest that you apply to get into ypn so you’re ready and waiting.

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5 thoughts on “so… how do i sign up for yahoo! buzz?

  1. Matt

    Very interesting post…we were just looking at Buzz, but have run into the same issue–you submit your email for consideration to their program, and it goes out into the ether. After reading a TechCrunch post last week about its potential, Buzz sounds powerful, but if they don’t expand beyond a select pool of content providers, it seems like it wouldn’t have the broad effect of Digg & Stumble.

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  2. Armen

    Yeah, I think it’s going to be a while before they open it up to everyone. Still, it’s got a lot of potential if it does let more control go to the users.

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