Google Alerts kills RSS feed

Google Alerts kills RSS feed

Summary: The death of Google Alerts RSS feed directly correlates with Google Reader's demise.

TOPICS: Google

With the death of Google Reader, Google has euthanised its Google Alerts RSS feed support.

Google Alerts is a service that scours the internet for content relevant to what users specify. Notifications on new content that match chosen keywords could previously be received through emails or through an RSS feed. The latter option has now been dropped.

The ability to funnel notifications to RSS feeds has died, along with support for Google's RSS Reader. Any alert RSS feed now contains the following message:

(Screenshot: Chris Duckett/ZDNet)

Google Alerts RSS users can still receive notifications, but only via email.

Google competitor Yahoo also shut down its RSS Alerts services earlier this month.

Topic: Google

Spandas Lui

About Spandas Lui

Spandas forayed into tech journalism in 2009 as a fresh university graduate spurring her passion for all things tech. Based in Australia, Spandas covers enterprise and business IT.

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  • Google Alerts kills RSS feed

    Hello Spandas! You should give Talkwalker Alerts a try, as this alerting tool delivers results by both RSS and/or email. It is also possible to simply import the Google Alerts into Talkwalker Alerts.
    Tell me what you think of it :)

  • SwarmIQ - Google reader replacement

    Hi Guys,

    If what you want is the ability to skim large #s of headlines, organize lots of feeds, label them, tag articles for later reading in one fast unobtrusive "no magazine layout" reader, SwarmIQ is your choice.
    Sign up, click on the Google reader icon to get all your feeds, and get up and running straight away.
    Disclosure: I'm on the team that built this site :-) Also, we don't have "Google Alerts" type functionality yet.
    Gautam Sampathkumar