In a post a while back I was trying to figure out how to generate a search RSS feed from just one RSS feed.
Not sure if I can do this on Blogdigger groups.
When I turn only one feed on I can’t seem to search within just this one feed, therefore I can’t generate a search RSS feed.
Not sure if this is just a bug.
But as it turns out I can use the main Blogdigger search engine to search in just one RSS feed by using the “site:” prefix or the “blogID” prefix.
Here are some examples for my blog:
all my posts
free-text search for the term Spurl
search in a category
Replace the blogID for the site prefix…find the blogID by hovering your mouse on the focus link (sits under each result)
I wonder if this works in other popular blog or RSS engines.
If Blogdigger doesn’t have the particular RSS feed you want to generate a search RSS feed from then you will have to submit it.
I’m not sure if Blogdigger is just for blog feeds or if they welcome any old RSS feed…I suppose this is the beauty of Blogdigger groups, as you can do what you want, it’s your group…only if it would work (hopefully it’s just a bug)
The cool thing about this is the you can put a Blogdigger search box on your blog to search just your blog…you’d have to put a search tips link to inform users of using the command searching for categories demonstrated above, unless you could put a drop-down menu of categories in your search box…how cool would that be!
NOTE: to generate a search RSS feed from just one RSS feed related to news, use Yahoo news (advanced search).
Eg. Put the source in the source field and search term in the search field or use the “inurl:” prefix (although I can only view all articles in this publication, I can’t put in a search term)
Thanks to the Do-It Yourself Librarian