Yahoo Buzz Buttons User Announcements

Filed under: SEO & Advertising

After you ask the major search engines to index your site how do you announce new content?

Well Yahoo Buzz is a Beta directory of recent posts to websites, blogs and other information on the web that viewers find interesting enough to give a bump.

To let your visitors submit your sites pages to Yahoo Buzz you can add a Button that will bring your visitors to the yahoo Buzz site.

You have a few options when you select your button including predefining the form fields for the submission.

To get started

Visit Yahoo’s website and choose a button you like

You have the choice of a standard button or one that shows how many times your page has been submitted.

Once you have selected the button you want all you need to do is add the javascript to your site.

You also need to replace the ARTICLEURL in the code with the url to the page.

For WordPress users you can replace ARTICLEURL with a link to your Permalink code.

You can also fill in some of the other optional fields with WordPress code.

<script type=”text/javascript”>
yahooBuzzArticleHeadline = “www.<?php bloginfo(‘name’); ?>.com <?php wp_title(); ?>”;
yahooBuzzArticleSummary = “www.<?php bloginfo(‘name’); ?>.com <?php wp_title(); ?>”;
yahooBuzzArticleType = “text”;
<script type=”text/javascript” src=”” badgetype=”small”><?php the_permalink() ?></script>

If you are not using WordPress but you are using PHP there are a number of ways to grab urls and place page titles into your Buzz Buttons. Your use will depend on your website.

You should check with Yahoo’s site for additional updates to their Buzz Buttons

Here are some other optional fields that you can put in your button code.
Optional Elements

To provide a story’s headline upon submission: yahooBuzzArticleHeadline = “Enter Story Headline Here”

To provide a story’s summary upon submission:
yahooBuzzArticleSummary = “Enter Story Summary Here”

To provide a story’s category upon submission:
yahooBuzzArticleCategory = “Enter Story Category Here”

where “Enter Story Category Here” must be one of the following: business, entertainment, health, images, lifestyle, politics, science, sports, travel, usnews, video, world-news

To provide a story’s media type upon submission:
yahooBuzzArticleType = “Enter Media Type Here”

where “Enter Media Type Here” must be one of the following: text, image, video

Finally, to automatically pull the URL associated with the page where the button lives upon submission: yahooBuzzArticleId = window.location.href