Search Google Reader

October 21, 2006

Even though Google Reader is just a Google Labs project, you’d expect that if they were going to make improvements (they recently did), one of the improvements would be the ability to search Google Reader.

I doubt Google is focused on video and search is no longer important, but it seems rather idiotic to not offer a search box for the RSS feeds.  They’ve got the data, they’ve got the search engine, it just doesn’t make sense for Google.  

I think it’d be great to get search results in typical article/feed format, 1 line at a time.  Google could insert 2-3 ads at the top of the search results based on the search terms, in 1 line format, and everyone would be happy.  Google could monetize the product and add ad inventory, and I could find relevant articles without reading all the garbage, especially on Craiglist.

By the way, Google Reader is a RSS reader that allows you to keep up to date on your favorite sites.  MyYahoo is a good starting RSS reader, but it has had recent problems with common RSS feeds that they haven’t bothered fixing.  Your SEO consultant probably wants you to provide a RSS feed for your website.

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2 Responses to “Search Google Reader”


  1. […] not having a search feature.  Yes, the same Google that is known for search.  If you want to search Google Reader, you’ve got to hack it yourself.  That should have been a product feature on […]


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