Reader New Feature: Track Changes In A ‘Website Not Offering Feeds’ Using Google Reader

January 28th, 2010 | 1 Comment | Posted in Internet by bharath

The Problem:

Your favourite website doesn’t offer updates via feeds.So you can’t follow the latest changes in the site.

The Solution:

1.There is popular Page2RSS, that creates RSS feeds for any webpage whenever there’s an update to the page.

page2RSS screenshot

2.Now Google Reader has also implemented very similar feature that let’s you keep track of the changes in any website as RSS feeds in the reader.

How To Do This?

Open Google Reader and click “Add Subscription” just enter the URL of the website (or webpage) that you want to keep track.Google Reader will automatically generate the feed for it (if it can’t detect any RSS feed).

adding subscription in Google reader

Creating feed for feedless website in Google reader

That’s it, you can now see the changes/ updates of that website in your Google reader feed items.

For some sample feeds generated through this, read this post from Google reader blog.

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One Response to “Reader New Feature: Track Changes In A ‘Website Not Offering Feeds’ Using Google Reader”

  1. DaveM Says:

    Another solution would be UpdateWatcher. It monitors only the specific parts of the pages that you want to follow, and notifies you really nice and discreetly when they change!

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