Since I’ll be discussing External Knowledge Management: Using Internet Resources to Your Advantage at LegalTech next week (see my post about it), I thought I’d share a new Google tool that can help.
It’s simple: find the website you’d like to track, copy the URL into the “Add a subscription” field in Google Reader, then click “create a feed.” I did it for my firm’s website’s articles page:
According to Google: “Reader will periodically visit the page and publish any significant changes it finds as items in a custom feed created just for that page.”
Obviously, this is a great tool for keeping up with clients’ websites that don’t offer RSS feeds. But even if a website has RSS feeds, you may want to set up the Google Reader tracker for parts of websites that the RSS feeds do not cover. For example, if a company has a web page listing employees, it might not publish changes to that page with an RSS feed. You can keep tabs on who joins or leaves the company by using this new Google Reader feature.
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