On some previous posts I was commenting on searching within one RSS feed to generate a refined RSS feed.
You can try do this on the main search screen by using the site prefix
eg. site:libraryclips.blogsome.com, but you can’t add a search term to this query.
Also I noticed on the search results screen, there is a TIP! that asks if you want to refine the search results to popular blog hosts or exclude these blog hosts
Eg. search for the term library
Here is the TIP!:
So when I click on within them you will see the search string is:
library site:(livejournal.com | blogspot.com | deadjournal.com | xanga.com | msn.com | blog.com | aol.com | blogsome.com | myblogsite.com) just add a minus infront of the site prefix to exclude popular blog hosts.
So obviously you can set the string yourself to search just within one host if you like .
eg. cats site:(blogspot.com)
But if I do something like,
furl site:(libraryclips.blogsome.com), it won’t work.
So it seems that you can only search within a bloghost or domain at the general level and not within a particular blog within that host (unless you use the Advanced search - mind you this searches within the RSS feed URL and not the blog URL, so it will only work as long as the blog has a feed).
But as I mentioned at the start of this post, when using the site prefix, you can see all posts within an individual blog, but you just can’t add a search term to the mix…unless as just mentioned you use the advanced search.
I also noticed when you do a search in just news that your results suggest refining the search results to one provider, like Moreover.
Here are the field searching syntax, amongst the most comprehensive search capabilities I have ever seen…feed_id will be interesting to see in the future.
Notice it says on the site syntax you can only search to the sub-domain level, and not the 3rd level which would be the actual blog home page.
You can do this:
You can’t do this:
(Unless you use advanced search: searches in the feed URL not the home page URL)
But you can do this:
I wonder if there is a syntax coming to search within blog categories.
What ever search you do it always generates an RSS feed, that’s what we like!
ADDED 11/05/05: See 2nd comment for how to search within an individual feed.