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Thursday, January 13, 2005

MSN Search Does RSS

According to Danny Sullivan of SearchEngineWatch MSN has started offering Web-based search query results via RSS.



And, yesterday, MSN made it official.

"RSS Feeds for Search Results from the MSN Search weblog explains how this is an alpha feature for the beta MSN Search service and it provides step-by-step instructions."



After having completed a Web search you need to add the "&format=rss" text string to the end of the URL that appears on your MSN search results page.

The syntax can be applied both to standard Web query searches done at:
as well as news searches carried out at:

It won't be long before a typical orange tag will show up on each MSN search result page, but for now you can certainly manage with the little manual tweak described above.

The development MSN Search team at Microsoft is looking for both feedback and suggestion on how to make this a killer-addition.

They have setup a dedicated wiki where they will be watching blog comments and direct user suggestions.

Please note: This is an experimental alpha feature that is still under development.

Thanks to SearchEngineWatch for always being one of the best online search monitoring resources that is credible, well-informed and always up-to-date.

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posted by Robin Good on Thursday, January 13 2005, updated on Tuesday, May 5 2015

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