Google Reader Allows to Follow Webpage Updates for Websites Without Feeds
By on January 25th, 2010

RSS Feeds are a good way to keep up with recent updates on blogs or websites. However, there is always a chance that you might come across a website or webpage which does not provide you with RSS Feeds. However, those pages may be updated frequently.

In such cases, users usually have to go back to the website frequently to check for updates. However, if you are a Google Reader user, here is some good news which will help you keep up with the updates through RSS for websites which do not provide them.

Monitor Websites for Updates with Google Reader

Google has introduced a new feature called "Custom feed" will will allow users to track changes on pages that don’t have their own feed. For example, if you want to track the updates on http://www.google.org/products.html, just copy the URL and click on the "Add a subscription" button to add it as a feed.

To add a website without RSS feeds, use the "Create a feed" option and enter the URL of the website. Once the feed has been created, Google Reader will periodically visit the website and check for any updates on it.

Google Reader will only display short snippets of the actual changes to help you decide if the page is worth revisiting. This feature will definitely come in handy for people who are looking to get updates from websites without feeds the easier way. However, in addition to allowing users to create RSS feeds for websites which don’t support them, Google also has an option for website owners to opt-out of the feature.

For more information and updates, visit this official Google Reader post.

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