Thursday, 4 July 2013

RSS For Google Alerts Died With Reader

On July 1st 2013 Google Reader died. There was collateral damage because the RSS feeds for Google Alerts died too. Apparently the RSS feeds for Google Alerts, which you could add to any Reader service, while the feeds existed, those feeds were tied into Google Reader thus when Reader died all RSS feeds for Alerts died too.

Google does offer RSS for search results IF it's a news search. Formerly I would've wrote: Go to Google News, search for something, then note the RSS icon at the bottom left, but now we must strike that info.

Google have now made their RSS feature for Google News more complicated, thus you now need to personalise Google News, which means you click the cog in Google News, then add the search term for the feed you want, then after the personalised search term is added to your personalised Google News topics, click that link then you will see the RSS feed icon at the bottom left.

I fear Google will abolish all RSS options eventually so it might be simpler if you go to Bing, which has a great format, very simple, for acquiring feeds via either standard search or news search:

Standard search:

News search:

If you are looking for a place to read Futuristic News, note I have nearly finished creating Futuristic Reader.

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