Good Free RSS Feed for Keyword Search on Weblogs?
April 7, 2004 10:09 AM   Subscribe

Anyone know of a good, reliable (free) RSS feed for Weblog Keyword Search? Technorati seemed like the most likely candidate, but they don't currently export keyword searches to RSS. I've found a couple others that do, including Feedster (a bit slow) and I thought that Blogines might do this, but they say they don't currently export keyword searches.

What I'm looking for is something as groovy and reliable as Yahoo News Search RSS (example keyword Metafilter) - but searching Weblogs, not the news. Any/all suggestions welcome - I'd rather not resort to page-scraping.

Oh, and I forgot to mention I'd also tried Daypop as well - but for whatever reason, it seems to flake on me rather often.
posted by kokogiak to Computers & Internet (6 answers total) 1 user marked this as a favorite
Have you tried feedburner?
posted by mathowie at 10:52 AM on April 7, 2004

Or how about PubSub
posted by tonelesscereal at 10:56 AM on April 7, 2004

good ol blogdex?
posted by Peter H at 12:23 PM on April 7, 2004

Response by poster: Hmm, well thanks for the suggestions, these are all cool tools - but none really seem to fit the bill. Feedburner appears to be an alteration/enhancement tool for existing RSS feeds (I don't know of any existing feeds to be enhanced). PubSub seems to be a server-side push sort of REST, not a realtime-polling XML-over-HTTP sort of REST (don't know the exact terminology). And blogdex doesn't appear to have any sort of search-term based RSS feed, just their default top 40 list of topics.

I'm really just trying to find a site that will accept a keyword, search through weblogs and reliably return the results in plain old XML (RSS, Atom or otherwise). I think Feedster's my best bet so far, but it's so slow sometimes, and dies every now and then. Again, thanks for the suggestions, hopefully some more from others might be forthcoming? :)
posted by kokogiak at 1:45 PM on April 7, 2004

I think you can do that with Bloglines, kokogiak, but I'm not sure.

See also mystack, which I think meets the bill, although I haven't messed with it much.

Haven't actually checked either of those though, and I'm on the run at the moment, but possibles, anyway...
posted by stavrosthewonderchicken at 2:35 AM on April 8, 2004

Er, I just noticed you said Bloglines doesn't do it. D'oh. Sorry.
posted by stavrosthewonderchicken at 2:40 AM on April 8, 2004

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