Google Blog Search Gets New Features!


The service now features RSS and Atom feeds, iGoogle gadget, Hot Queries and Latest Posts.

Google has added new features to its Google Blog Search service. The service now gets new RSS and Atom feeds. Now, users can subscribe to any topic or story in any feed reader, like Google Reader. “If you don’t use a feed reader, we’re also offering an iGoogle gadget that lets you embed the Blog Search front page right inside of your iGoogle page or any other page where iGoogle gadgets are accepted,” says the company in its blog.

Users can browse topics and drill into stories from within the widget, and can customise the gadget to choose which topics they want to follow.

Google Blog Search service also features — Hot Queries and Latest Posts. Hot Queries lists searches currently popular in Blog Search — it’s an easy way to quickly dive into the trending points of conversation on the Web. Latest Posts, on the other hand, shows new posts from popular blogs. While Hot Queries highlights what people are looking for and Latest Posts lets you find out about stories even before people start searching for them.

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