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Easy, Powerful Searches

Once you know the basics of metaFeeder search, you might want to try Advanced Search, which offers a number of options for making your searches more precise and creating more specific custom feeds.

You can reach this page by clicking the "Advanced Search" link on the metaFeeder home page.

Here's what the Advanced Search page looks like:

Advanced Search

You can do a lot more with metaFeeder than just typing in search terms. With Advanced Search, you can generate custom RSS feeds:

  • that contain ALL the search terms you type in
  • that contain the exact phrase you type in
  • that contain at least one of the words you type in
  • that do NOT contain any of the words you type in
  • that have been updated within a certain period of time
  • within a certain domain or feed
  • sorted by relevance, date or both

Advanced search "operators"

You can also improve your searches by adding "operators" to your search terms in the metaFeeder search box, or selecting them from the Advanced Search page.

Advanced search operators include:

  • Sort Type
  • OR Search
  • Domain Search
  • Date Search
  • Occurence Search

Sort type

Normally, metaFeeder will generate a custom feed from the 20 most recent news items containing your search terms, sorted by relevance. If you'd prefer to have your feed items sorted by date only, type "sort:date" in your query. To sort only by relevance, use "sort:score".

For example, here's how to search for the most recent technology news:


"OR" search

To find pages that include either of two search terms, add an uppercase OR between the terms.

For example, here's how to create a custom feed about medical breakthroughs or discoveries:


Domain search

You can use metaFeeder to search only within syndicated feeds from one specific website by entering the search terms you're looking for, followed by the word "site" and a colon followed by the domain name.

For example, here's how you'd find news articles from Reuters News Service:


Date search

You can tell metaFeeder to restrict your search to the past three, six or twelve months. To do so, enter your search terms, followed by the word "updated", a colon, and either "3m", "6m" or "1y".

For example, here's how you'd generate a feed about elections in the last 3 months:


Occurence search

You can specify where the search terms occur in the news items metaFeeder returns. To create a custom feed with a search term in the title, enter the word "intitle", followed by a colon and the term. To search for terms in the item description or body, enter the word "intext", followed by a colon and the term.

For example, here's how you'd find movie news items with DVD in the title:

If you start a search with "allintitle:", metaFeeder will create a custom feed with all the search terms in the items' titles. Similarly, if you start a search with "allintext:", you'll get a custom news feed with all the terms in the description or text of the items.

For example, here's how you'd find movie reviews:



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