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.” 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. Feedly.

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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. What do you think of the Google Reader sunset announcement? Geoff Livingston on Google+.

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. Any advice from you, dear readers, is welcome.

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. Feedly.

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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.

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.

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. Do you use Google Reader?

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. How to add RSS feeds to 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. Google are going a terrible job of it.

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The Productive Online Business Toolbox: My Must-Have Tools

Techipedia: Tamar Weinberg

I 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. Google Reader. I don’t care what people tell you about RSS dying — Google Reader is still pretty darn awesome.

Advanced Tips for Google Reader

SocialFish

Deirdre Reid has another great 101 post about Google Reader. As it happens, I LOVE Google Reader and I have TONS of Reader tips for ya! Tip 1 – Feed GR Shares to any website. Google Reader comes up with other posts you might find interesting.

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.

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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. How to add RSS feeds to 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. One I recommend is Feedly.

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. WTF Google?

6 Ways to Filter Your RSS Feeds - ReadWriteWeb

Buzz Marketing for Technology

Google. 6 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. google.

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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. 4 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. Google.

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. 5 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. 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. I 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. Do you use Google Reader?

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.

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!

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.

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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.

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. Easiest way to check this – subscribe to your own blog in Google Reader, and see if it’s pulling the latest content.)

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.

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. Google Reader. Google Reader Alternatives.

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.

If You Didn’t Think RSS Was Dead Before, Facebook Just Killed it, Completely

Stay N' Alive

Sure enough, if you read Google trends , a natural interest in RSS fell by at least 50% back in 2013. People simply aren’t using RSS readers any more, and I’d argue if you even mention “RSS” people won’t even know what you’re talking about.

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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.

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Link Building Tactics for Publishers

Adam Sherk

A 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. E-mail newsletters and RSS feeds.

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.

The End Of Blogging?

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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. google. rss feed.

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Why Buffer, HootSuite and Post Planner are the Holy Trinity of Managing Social Media

Waxing UnLyrical

You can syndicate your blog posts to Facebook via your RSS feed. And, as a matter of fact, Krishna De asked me just that not so long ago: Here is what makes Buffer critical for me: it integrates with Google Reader.

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. You can also follow these directions for adding Buffer to your Google Reader.

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.” ” Twitter Search RSS Feeds.

20 Tools to Grow Your Business, Efficiency and Productivity

Waxing UnLyrical

Basically it helps you schedule meetings right in your Google calendar, by detecting (usually quite accurately) times being discussed via email. Feedly : so … we all went through Google Reader withdrawal and started looking around frantically for an alternative.

Finding Fresh Voices

Justin Levy

I 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.

Search and Social Weekly (1.10)

Josh S Peters

Last week we saw some great announcements from Pinterest (of which I’ve already taken advantage ) as well as some great new things from Google+ and some great content marketing resources. Google Reader Alternatives: 3 Web Based RSS Readers to Manage Your Subscriptions via Kikolani.

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

Webbiquity SMM

The use of social media and social networks for marketing has rapidly advanced in the past few years from the “should I do it?” ” stage to the “how do I do it?” ” level to the current “how do I measure and optimize social media marketing efforts?”