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On The Death Of Google Reader

Waxing UnLyrical

Google recently announced it is killing off several of its services, which it does from time to time. This time though, Google  cut services for a tool that isn’t just “popular.” ” Google Reader is the bedrock for how many people collect information on the Internet. But is this just a sign of RSS feeds becoming a part of Internet Past?

11 Google Reader Alternatives to Consider

Kikolani

July 1st is just about here, so if you haven’t already, now is the time to choose your alternative RSS reader of choice to replace Google Reader. Since I last wrote about Google Reader alternatives, more services have sprung up to fill the voie. If you’re not ready to choose your new RSS reader, that’s OK. Feedly. Digg Reader.

Google Reader Causes Pivot (and Purge)

Geoff Livingston

Well, the RSS apocolypse is upon us thanks to Google’s planned sunsetting of Reader. Now that my Reader has been scheduled for termination , expect a pivot. Of course the sunsetting of Reader disrupts my and many other bloggers’ daily link sharing on Twitter and Google Plus, which causes change. Geoff Livingston on Google+. Where am I going?

BREAKING: Google is shutting down Google Reader on July 1

SocialFish

From the Official Google Blog : We launched Google Reader in 2005 in an effort to make it easy for people to discover and keep tabs on their favorite websites. So, on July 1, 2013, we will retire Google Reader. And what to do about it?  I was testing feedly recently, and I hate it, and I just realized it syncs with Google Reader anyway so I’m SOL.

Google Reader Alternatives: 3 Web Based RSS Readers to Manage Your Subscriptions

Kikolani

If you follow my writing, you probably know how much I love Google Reader. On July 1st, Google Reader says goodbye. The Learn More takes you to a page that tells you what you can export using their Google Takeout tool, but nothing in the way of alternatives. Little About How I Use(d) Google Reader. follow a lot of blogs and various RSS feeds.

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Google Reader’s Demise is Irrelevant for Blogs

Convince & Convert

In this edition of The Baer Facts, I talk with Kyle Lacy of ExactTarget about the demise of Google Reader and how it’s overblown. Here’s photographic evidence: me feeding a wallaby. Google Reader is Dead and I Shrug My Shoulders. came back from Down Under to discover that Google Reader is being discontinued by Google. Via email.

Miss My Google Reader Updates? Here Are 4 Ways You Can Still Get Relevant Tech News

Stay N' Alive

If you're an avid Google Reader user like me, you are well aware of the recent changes Google Reader made to their interface, removing the ability to share news with friends, and as a result, killing the means for over 1,500 of you to receive relevant tech news updates from me. However, I'm finding other ways, without Google Reader, to still get you the news you need.

What’s Your Reaction to the Retirement of Google Reader?

ProBlogger

Yesterday Google announced the retirement of their Google Reader RSS reader product. I’ve tweeted a little about it but thought it might be interesting to see the response of readers to this news. Last time I surveyed ProBlogger and dPS reader Google Reader was the #1 reader for subscribing RSS feeds among our readers.

Feature Friday: How iGoogle is My RSS Feed HQ

Ari Herzog

Basically, it allows users who are signed into their Google account to customize their homepage with lots of cool stuff. You can add RSS feeds, YouTube subscriptions, personalize it with custom themes, and even view your Gmail inbox, all in one place. As you can see, I use iGoogle for all of my RSS feeds. First, you’ll need a Google account. Enter iGoogle….

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Turning off the ViperChill RSS Feed: What You HAVE to Tell Your Blog Readers

Viper Chill

Some of the biggest news in the blogging world over the last week was without a doubt Google’s announcement that on June 1st, they’re closing Google Reader. Reader simply isn’t paying for itself. Here’s the jist of it: Reader’s closure is going to hit a lot of us very, very hard. Google are going a terrible job of it.

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The Productive Online Business Toolbox: My Must-Have Tools

Techipedia: Tamar Weinberg

also have the Google Calendar gadget on my Gmail sidebar, so I have an easy way to access my upcoming meetings, appointments, and phone calls. Get notifications via Gmail Notifier : Google Notifier is a small app that tells me about new incoming email, much like Outlook does with its native app. Google Docs. I don’t live in Google Docs. Gmail. Filter! Rapportive.

Creating a Custom RSS Feed for Guest Posts

Kikolani

If you’re like me, you write a lot of posts for sites other than your own and want to be able to share those posts with your readers. Figuring out how to do this with particular systems might pose a specific challenge, especially if those networks only allow you to import one RSS feed. Creating a Custom RSS Feed. Creating the full feed can be time consuming.

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Advanced Tips for Google Reader

SocialFish

Deirdre Reid has another great 101 post about Google Reader.  At the end of the post, she asks if anyone has any other tips. As it happens, I LOVE Google Reader and  I have TONS of Reader tips for ya! Tip 1 – Feed GR Shares to any website. Tags: Implementation blogging curation google Reader Tip 2 – Tagalicious. Awesome.

Feature Friday: How iGoogle is My RSS Feed HQ

Ari Herzog

Basically, it allows users who are signed into their Google account to customize their homepage with lots of cool stuff. You can add RSS feeds, YouTube subscriptions, personalize it with custom themes, and even view your Gmail inbox, all in one place. As you can see, I use iGoogle for all of my RSS feeds. First, you’ll need a Google account. Enter iGoogle….

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What Are You Going To Do About Google Reader?

Small Business Mavericks

In case you haven’t heard, Google killed Google Reader. What that means is, if you had subscribers to your blog who were using Google Reader, then they either have to find another RSS news aggregrator in order to subscribe to your blog or you just lost a subscriber. For instance, put a subscribe-by-email button on your blog so that readers can get your blog posts delivered to them in their inbox every time you write. Even today, there are still people who don’t know what an RSS reader is, but everyone knows what e-mail is and uses it.

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Is Google becoming evil?

The Way of the Web

Given the high standards Google set for itself with the aims of indexing the world’s information, and the mantra of ‘Don’t Be Evil’, it’s likely we hold it to higher standards than most companies. After all, if you’re paying $150,000 for Google Analytics Premium, you’d be expecting all information. That’s entirely lost now.

6 Ways to Filter Your RSS Feeds - ReadWriteWeb

Buzz Marketing for Technology

Google. Ways to Filter Your RSS Feeds. Information overload is a real problem for many web users, and one way to cope with it is to filter your RSS feeds so you only see what you want to see. There are many ways to filter news feeds from your favorite sources, including passively by relying on meme trackers like Techmeme or social news services such as Google Readers shared items. Feed Rinse is a best of class RSS filtering application. Feed Sifter is an almost painfully simple RSS filter that filters in by keyword. not via an RSS reader).

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4 Easy Ways of Subscribing to Feeds in Google Reader

Buzz Marketing for Technology

Google Tutor. Your how-to guide for Google with Google tutorials, tips for using Google and advice. Easy Ways of Subscribing to Feeds in Google Reader. Phil on Thursday, June 26th, 2008 Posted to: RSS/Atom , Reader One comment, add yours! Google Reader is a very popular online tool for reading RSS feeds. As a result, the number of ways to get a new feed in to Google Reader has multiplied. In this article we will take a look at a few easy ways to subscribe to a new RSS feed. have an RSS feed!)

5 Excellent Productivity Tips For Google Reader

Buzz Marketing for Technology

Google Tutor. Your how-to guide for Google with Google tutorials, tips for using Google and advice. Excellent Productivity Tips For Google Reader. Written by: Abhijeet Mukherjee on Wednesday, June 18th, 2008 Posted to: Reader 6 comments, add yours! There are no doubts about the fact that Google Reader is the best browser based RSS reader available. It has some excellent features and helps you to easily deal with a large number of RSS feeds. Master the Google Reader Keyboard Shortcuts. Google Reader.

Facebook Reader a welcome feature

Sherrilynne Starkie

Google will soon shelve Reader and this has created a lot of panicky online noise from ardent fans.  have had a Reader account for several years now, but hadn’t really ever used it. I did, at one time, make use of an RSS reader called BlogBridge.  I liked that it had the ability  to search through feeds to find specific content.  But little by little Twitter and Facebook have taken over the reader duties for me.  I like that my online communities help surface the content that is most relevant to me and it seems to keep me up to date with news and events.

With the New Design, Twitter Kills RSS, Literally

Stay N' Alive

The debate lies with the fact that more and more people are starting to use Twitter, Twitter lists, Facebook, and other social means to just get the news from the streams they follow on these sites rather than typical RSS Readers like Google Reader. Previously there was a link to the lower-right allowing you to add an RSS feed. Two things were removed in #NewTwitter: 1.

Sharing Content in Another Stream

Justin Levy

Justin Levy Marketing and Social Media Home About Archives Contact Disclosures Newsletter Speaking Sharing Content in Another Stream Written on January 21, 2010 by Justin Levy in google , social media , twitter 21 Comments - Leave a comment! If youre new here or just an old friend, Id love it if you subscribed via RSS feed. Thanks for taking time out of your day to come hang out here!

Can Social Media Disrupt Your Life Or Career? 5 Tips For Managing The Timesink

SocMed Sean

Worker Smarter - Rather than spending your time surfing sites or reading tweets, have the content your really care about delivered to you using RSS feeds or through targeted Twitter lists. Social media offers a lot of great opportunities and access to information. At the extreme, it might even end up in a lost job or a failed relationship. Cheers! –Sean.

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The New Dilemma: Social Media Exposes Us to Too Much, Too Often

Techipedia: Tamar Weinberg

The first major step forward was with Google which organized the Internet so that anyone could run accurate searches on specific topics they found interesting. The introduction of social feeds by Facebook, Twitter and other social networks changed the way that people discovered content. We are consuming more and more content from our social feeds. Featured Social Media

Why, How and When to Quit FeedBurner

SocialFish

If you are currently using Feedburner for your RSS feeds, you may have noticed – as we did – that your blog feed is totally dead. Whether they’re following you on RSS feeds or via an email subscription, these are your most ardent fans. Well, unfortunately, from Google’s perspective, it seems not that much. for RSS feeds only). Thank you so much Phil!

Enter to Win 1 of 3 Lifetime Memberships to ElegantThemes

Kikolani

Be sure to follow Kristi on Twitter , Facebook , and Google+. If you are subscribed through a RSS reader like Feedly - my Google Reader alternative of choice - please click here to subscribe to the new feed link. Are you in the market for new WordPress themes ? If so, then you will want to enter to win one of three lifetime memberships to ElegantThemes.

3 Marketing Tools I Miss (and Their Alternatives)

Kikolani

Feedly also offers social engagement scoring on blog posts, but it is no where near as comprehensive as PostRank. Feedly only measures shares through their reader, Facebook, and Google +1′s. 2. Google Reader. Google Reader only has a few more days before it is retired. Google Reader Alternatives. PostRank. Formulist.

Feedly and Lazyfeed Help You Navigate the Information Rapids

www.keenerliving.com

So, those of us who are information junkies and who try to get as much of the good information as possible resort to using a feed reader, like Google Reader , to connect to blogs that we like, ones that typically have the types of information we are looking for. And, you can tell it your interests by inputting your blog(s), Twitter accounts, and Delicious feed.

Twitter and Facebook Both Quietly Kill RSS, Completely

Stay N' Alive

At that time, they removed the prominent RSS icons and made it only possible to access an RSS feed for an individual by logging completely out of Twitter, and visiting that individual's profile page. Now #1 is also removed as far as I can see (and looking at the HTML source I see no evidence of any RSS feed). Two things were removed in #NewTwitter: 1. Hope that helps!"

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The End Of Blogging?

Twist Image

To know me, is to know that I am still deeply passionate about my blog, writing and the digital publishing experience. I was there when it first started (remember Blogger ), embraced the power of RSS feeds (remember those?), lamented the death of Google Reader , and still - to this day - love to hit the publish button. It is because we are all content creators, publishers and skimmers of the feed. People used to catch up on their blog reading over a weekend, now we're all consumed with our feeds. So, come the weekend, whatever is in the feed wins.

Link Building Tactics for Publishers

Adam Sherk

good way to investigate this is to review the Crawl Errors report in Google Webmaster Tools, which shows URLs with 404, 500 and other errors that Google encountered while crawling the site. mail newsletters and RSS feeds. So maintain a decent selection of feeds and don’t let the impending shutdown of Google Reader move you away from RSS. Social media.

5 Sure Fire Social Media Tactics To Jump Start Your Job Search

Jason Yormark

Instead, use a tool like Google Reader and subscribe to job listings where applicable. Create a job folder in your Google Reader, and add RSS subscriptions from Craigslist on searches relative to your job hunt. Also consider resources like Indeed.com which also let you grab an RSS feed based on your custom searches. Personal Blog – I can’t say enough about how having a personal blog that you contribute to regularly can stand you out from the crowd. Be sure to check out these previous posts I’ve written to help you get started. Good luck! Social Media

#FollowFriday: January through June 2011

Spin Sucks

But the cool thing? I’ve created both Twitter and Google Reader lists that you can follow at once. Click here  for the Google Reader blog subscription. It does not include every blog listed here because a few don’t have RSS feeds. For the last two Fridays of the year, I thought I’d do something a little bit different and fun. Happy Holidays!

How to Curate Content: The Secret Sauce to Getting Noticed, Becoming an Influencer, and Having Fun Online

Buffer Social

Check Feedly for interesting stories. Browse the Buffer feed to adjust titles, images, hashtags, and mentions. Feedly , an awesome RSS tool we’ll cover more below, is where I keep track of my list of sites to follow. You can do the bookmark hack and travel directly to their feeds every day (not a bad idea). Feedly – [link]. Curate Feedly to Email.

Buffer Review – My Favorite Time Saving Twitter Tool

Kikolani

This means that my tweet will come across someone’s feed after all of the automated Twitterfeeds that usually happen right at the top of the hour. This will put a Buffer call right in your Twitter stream when you’re looking at your home feed, someone’s profile, Twitter lists, or any other tweets. Considering the way I use Google Reader , this is a definite plus.

6 Tools That Help Bloggers Manage and Monitor Their Online Reputation

Kikolani

As Google says: “Your online identity is determined not only by what you post, but also by what others post about you – whether it is a mention in a blog post, a photo tag or a reply to a public status update.” Me On The Web is a personalized Google Alert that can be accessed directly from your Google dashboard when logged into your Google account.

Finding Fresh Voices

Justin Levy

have been seeking out fresh voices in two main ways: Google Reader – A few days ago I went through all of my feeds, analyzed the stats and unsubscribed from blogs that weren’t providing value to me any more. If you enjoyed this post, please consider leaving a comment or subscribing to the feed to receive future articles delivered to your feed reader.

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21 of the Best Social Media Marketing Guides of 2013 (So Far)

Webbiquity SMM

While acknowledging that the “audience you want to reach and your own professional goals will influence where your social media priorities for the coming year should lie,” Tony Restell nevertheless offers some concrete recommendations, like spending time on Google+ communities because of “the overlap between Google+ and Google search results.”

RSS is Not Dead. The Concept of "Subscribing" Is.

Stay N' Alive

Joshua Simmons said, "Personally I've abandoned my Google Reader (which I never could keep up with) -- now I just use Facebook Newsfeed and wait for relevant articles to percolate through my social network." Even Google Reader is moving more and more to the "follow" model. Am I killing the RSS feed for this blog any time soon? Show me your numbers. Is RSS dead?

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#FollowFriday: A Roundup

Spin Sucks

So, rather than recommend a new blogger that you subscribe to and potentially miss because of the holiday, I’ve created a Google Reader subscription of the recommendations I’ve done since I began this program. If you’re not a Reader person, I’ve listed all of the below so you can pick and choose which ones you would like to explore, subscribe to, and read.