Yahoo: Use RSS to Subscribe to Search Results

   Posted April 29, 2006 by David Kirk in Internet

Using a specifically crafted url, you can use your RSS feeder to subscribe to Yahoo search results.


Google allows you to subscribe to search results through RSS. Why not do the same thing through Yahoo?

This is the format of the subscription URL:
http://api.search.yahoo.com/WebSearchService/rss/webSearch.xml?appid=yahoosearchwebrss&query=searchterm

Where searchterm is the item for which you want to receive search results.

For example, if you would like to subscribe to the top search terms for tech-recipes, the url would be
RSS Subscribe to “tech-recipes” as search term.

http://api.search.yahoo.com/WebSearchService/rss/webSearch.xml?appid=yahoosearchwebrss&query=tech-recipes

This is very valuable for webmasters looking to follow the popularity and ranking of specific search terms.

 

About David Kirk

David Kirk is one of the original founders of tech-recipes and is currently serving as editor-in-chief. Not only has he been crafting tutorials for over ten years, but in his other life he also enjoys taking care of critically ill patients as an ICU physician.
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