Google launched a Google Reader BETA service last month and since then there have been no major improvements to the service to make it better than their competitor’s services. When the service was released the only way to subscribe to feeds was to copy the actual RSS or Atom URL and paste it into Google Reader; there were no 1-click subscription methods. And even now Google has not announced this information on their website, but there is actually a way to create 1-click subscriptions with a special URL. To add a “Add to Google Reader” button on your website do the following: If you would like to use a button, you may wish to use the 80×15 .gif image I have created. Please save it and upload it to your ownserver. Link the image or any text to the URL provided below after replacing the “FeedHere” text with a link to your own feed. When someone clicks on the button or link it will load a page asking you whether you would like it to the personalized Google homepage or Google Reader.
(right-click save as)
Update: If you want a link that adds your feed directly to Google Reader instead of prompting the user, use the following:
Link: Google Reader BETA | Add SkatterTech 2 Google Reader
Related: Google Reader Launched (10.08.05)
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google just posted how to create a button to the page that asks you which site to use today. here is the link http://www.google.com/intl/zh-cn/webmasters/addfeed.html it generates the code for you so it may be easier. i still could not find a page that shows you how to add it to google reader like you show and i still like your icon better
Google is taking over the world! This is absolutly outstanding. Web 2.0 is hittin me in the face I can’t belive I couldn’t see it before. Google is simple amazing!
Thnx fo buttons! It’s nice
I seem to have an issue with the add to google buttons, there are three items in my xml feed page, one of those three feeds had a spelling error, I have since corrected it, but now, when I click add to google it adds 4 items, the incorrectly spelled item which is no longer in my XML file..any ideas.. ?
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Hey John, this is not your fault. The reason is because Google Reader doesn’t fetch the feed each time someone clicks on it. It will only fetch it once, but will not re-check until for a certain time period. This has been created so that it will not cost webmasters system resources or bandwidth. If you wait for about a day or add a new item to the feed it should update the entire thing.
Wow, thanks for getting back to me… You’re awesome.
I noticed that if I manually added the feed then it does not happen. Are you aware of any reading on google that will give me more info about google caching or how long it will take to get the new feed?
You can get Google to update your feeds by either pinging them:
or manually doing it from here:
Seems like the code has changed. But thanks, this quite inspire me