Filling autoblogs with Google news

Google news is a nice way to get some content into your niche autoblog, but you will have some preparing to do.

(For starters, get and install WP-o-Matic)

  • Point your browser to news.google.com
  • Enter your search phrase, for this example we will be using “chimpanzee birth” (Always good to keep up with the family)
  • Now look on the lower left navigation and press the link for “RSS”

  • You are taken to the page of the RSS feed, go and grab that URL. It should look like this: http://news.google.ch/news?ie=UTF-8&oe=UTF-8&

rls=org.mozilla%3Aen-US%3Aofficial&client=firefox-a&um=1&
tab=wn&q=chimpanzee+birth&output=rss&ned=:ePkh8BM9EwLbwQq0w4AFqy1A
qVyIFNweIwH_SKsbIrNcC6-xa3UWy88sBgBW2w2e


Unbelievably long Google link here

  • Enter that as feed address into a new WP-o-Matic campaign

Now we have to get rid of the nastiness that is the Google news link. Basically, Google does not give you the direct links in the feed , but redirects them via their servers. Luckily, we can get rid of them by way of the rewrite ability of WP-o-Matic.

  • Go to the “Rewrite” tab
  • Enter this for origin:

/http...news.*amp;url=(.*)&cid.*"{1}/

  • Check “Regex”
  • Under “Rewrite to” enter $1
  • check “rewrite”
  • Submit

Done.