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How To: Use Feedity to Create RSS Feeds for Google Blog Search


I use Google Blog Search a lot to tune into breaking news and articles for various topics. You can subscribe to email alerts and there is even a standard RSS feed for results, BUT the RSS feed for blog search results is very ugly and has a lot of extra non-sense.

Feedity allows you to create an RSS feed from any content on the web.

I’m gonna show you how to create a streamlined and clean RSS feed from blog search results using this tool.

For this example I am going to use the following search:
http://blogsearch.google.com/blogsearch?hl=en&ie=UTF-8&q=domain%2Bname

Let’s create a clean RSS feed…

Paste a URL into Feedity such as the one above with your own search terms.

Tip: Use the "OR" function to include multiple terms such as "domain+name OR domain+names"

Once you plug your Blog Search results URL into Feedity follow these steps.

  1. Click Advanced Refine tab.
  2. Start Block: <p class=g></p> (This is a snippet of code I found that comes before each link result)
  3. End Block: <table border=0 cellpadding=0 cellspacing=0> (A piece of code after each link result)
  4. Click Refine.
  5. Choose a category and click Get Feed!

The results…

Finished result should look something like this RSS feed.

Hope you can find some use for this. If you find a cool use for Feedity I’d love to hear about it.


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