Saturday, August 23, 2008

What's the buzz?

No, this post is not about Boy Abunda's The Buzz.

It's about Yahoo Buzz, a new Yahoo service wherein publishers may utilize to drive more traffic to their websites and or blogs. If you are familiar with Digg, it works the same way. Users may vote for the articles and popular articles based on activities like voting and emailing stories to friends may get the chance to be published on Yahoo homepage. Yahoo is still the most trafficked website and if your article landed on the Yahoo homepage, you know what that means.

Here's how to place a yahoo buzz button on each post for blogger blogspot users.

First, you need a yahoo account. If you don't have an account yet, create one here.

To add button, visit this page for more options. But if you want to use the yahoo buzz button I'm using, here's the code I used
<script type="text/javascript">
yahooBuzzArticleId = window.location.href;
</script><script type="text/javascript" src="" badgetype="large-votes"></script>

You decide where to put your yahoo buzz button. I put it just below my post title. If you want to do the same. simply go to your page layout and use edit html feature. Copy the codes above, look for
and paste the codes right above it. If you want to place your button at the end of each post, paste the codes below it.

If you want to show the yahoo buzz button only when your post is viewed as an item page, you need to sandwich the codes above between these tags:
<b:if cond='data:blog.pageType == "item"'> codes here</b:if>
. You may also place your yahoo buzz button on your post footer. Your choice.

And you're done. Start voting now. I've got ten votes now for my AINP Family Stream post. I'll appreciate if you'll vote for it, too. :-)

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