Google Reader Stops Page Tracking Feature

Oct 1, 2010 - 8:45 am 1 by
Filed Under Misc Google

Earlier this year, Google Reader began allowing users to track any web page via Google Reader. Personally, I set up many pages to track for changes and now.

Last week, Google Reader announced they are removing the feature as of September 30th. All those pages I set up for tracking, gone! I have to switch them over to a new tracking program.

Google said:

As of September 30th, we’ll be turning off track changes in Reader. While this isn’t a widely used feature, we wanted to let you know in advance so you can set up a suitable alternative (such as http://page2rss.com). Your previous updates will not go away, but you will stop receiving new updates from any custom feeds you have set up.

We apologize for any inconvenience this causes -- and as always, please feel free to visit our help forum if you have any questions.

Luck me, I already use page2rss.com for most my tracking needs. But I still now need to go back and set up the ones I set up in Google Reader to work with page2rss.com.

I think it would be useful if Google provided an export of just the page tracking pages you set up as an export. But no, you have to export everything and weed out what is RSS and what is not.

A serious pain in the neck for many people.

Forum discussion at Google Blogoscoped Forums.

Note: This piece was written earlier in the week and scheduled to go live today.

 

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