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Follow changes to any website [googlereader.blogspot.com]
Feeds make it easy to follow updates to all kinds of webpages, from blogs to news sites to Craigslist queries, but unfortunately not all pages on the web have feeds. Today we're rolling out a change in Google Reader that lets you create a custom feed to track changes on pages that don't have their own feed.
google already allow adsense ads to be placed inside feeds hosted by feedburner. i wonder whether ads will appear in these as well.
Looks like the trick is to provide a RSS feed, and to limit how much content is displayed.
Yeah, this looks like the best solution. At least for now, Google Reader only offers the "track this page" if it doesn't find a valid
<link type="application/rss+xml"(or whatever) in the source code of that page.
So, if you have a blog anyway or any other RSS data stream, just add the <link> to that in the head of every page of your site.
Of course, eventually Google will just give users a different means of accessing this feature. :/
<link rel="alternate" type="application/rss+xml" href="http://www.yoursite.com/some.rss" title="Your News">
Google reader won't let you add a page that has that in the HTML, it will just grab the feed.
It does make their feedburner purchase a little redundant however.
Sure you can opt out- according to google by blocking google in robots.txt or adding noarchive to every last page in your site. good grief.
Adding the NoArchive would be my very first and only choice. We've been using NoArchive for years now across all sites. You can utilize the NoArchive Meta or serve an X-Robots-Tag in the server headers globally. :)