Backloading Feedster

by john on July 11, 2003

Feedster is a search engine for weblogs. It uses RSS feeds to build an index of what is being blogged about and these days that means a ton of interesting new stuff. I’m still a Google Guy but I’m using Feedster more and more, particularly when I am interested in what people are writing about in weblogs specifically. If I want to find something historical about poker (or more likely, find a bunch of ads) I’d search on poker in Google. If I want to see what real people are saying right now I’d search on poker in Feedster.

There is now a new feature in Feedster where you can load in the entire history of your weblog postings into the Feedster index. Prior to this feature Feedster had only been indexing those articles that were in your RSS feed at the time Feedster starting indexing your weblog and of course any new ones since then. With this new feature – Index Your Entire Blog with Feedster – you can now ensure that all of your postings are in Feedster.

In Feedster Backlog Support Brian Cantoni describes the simple steps it takes to generate in Movable Type the all-time historical RSS necessary to supply Feedster what it needs for the full load.

Very simple steps and worked like a charm.


Jason Hill August 3, 2003 at 12:15 am

I understand your comments on feedster but why call it backloading feedster?


john August 3, 2003 at 5:49 am

Backlog, backload. You say tomato, I say tomato. 🙂

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