Over the past year I’ve seen a lot of bloggers write that they wish there was a search engine that would search only the sites that they read every day. Well, there is!
Here’s how it works: First you need to be already using some kind of an RSS news reader (see here for more info), with all your favorite sites listed. Then, you need to go to Feedster.com and sign up for a free account. Once you’ve done that you can go to the “my feeds” page and import the OPML file from your RSS news reader. Viola! You can now search (only) your feeds.
For instance, I just did a search for “Haiti” and got search results with the BBC news, Body and Soul, Calpundit and Cursor.org listed right at the top. Imagine trying to do that in Google!!! It’s like searching your own private corner of the web.
But here is the really cool part — you can subscribe to your search results as a newsfeed! If you want to subscribe to my “Haiti” search feed. Click here. (Should automatically load in your RSS reader if it supports “feed:”; links.)
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