SharePoint RSS feed for Google Alerts

Google alerts can be used in an awesome way to display current news topics that contain specific search phrases in a SharePoint RSS feed.  This can be used to show fresh and up to date dynamic content on a SharePoint site.

Simply go to (And sign in with your Google account)

Update the search terms, type and volume.  Change the Deliver to “Feed”


Click Create Alert

Click RSS Feed and Copy the URL

Add the URL to a SharePoint RSS viewer web part and watch as Google works for you!

If you don’t like the HTML code in the RSS feeds or dislike the Google Alerts header use my custom XML code available here to neaten up the appearance.

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  1. I am following the instructions but I don’t see any well formed RSS feeds I can copy into my RSS Viewer WP.

  2. Ah, I got it from Manage Subscriptions in my Goog Reader. Thanks for the XSL. That was the last piece.

  3. Markus says:

    I tried adding an alert in the way you described by the “page Viewer Web Part” gives me an error instead of the feed:

    This content cannot be displayed in a frame
    To help protect the security of information you enter into this website, the publisher of this content does not allow it to be displayed in a frame.

    Any ideas how to work around this?


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