Lee Odden

How to Create Blogger Label Feeds – August 2007

Lee Odden     Blogging Strategy

Blogger Logo BlocksGetting the feed for a particular label in Blogger is much harder than it should be. Really, Blogger should just give them to us, but instead, they send us to help documents that may not help.  To make it even better, just because your label feeds use to work, they may no longer work as I found out the other day for a client. I did my research and here is how you can get your own label feeds on Blogger blogs.

If you have a Blogspot blog:
http://blogname.blogspot.com/feeds/posts/default/-/labelname

Just be sure to change blogname to match your blog. The labelname is what appears in the URL of your blog label page.

Example URL: http://googleblog.blogspot.com/search/label/personalization
Example Feed: http://googleblog.blogspot.com/feeds/posts/default/-/personalization

If you host your own blog:
http://www2.blogger.com/feeds/blogid/posts/default/-/labelname

The trick here is that you need to find your blog id. To do this, login to your Blogger dashboard and click on the new post link. In the URL bar your blog ID will show up and it’ll look something like this:
http://www.blogger.com/post-create.g?blogID=1234567980123456789

Example URL: http://www.yourblog.com/label/personalization
Example Feed: http://www2.blogger.com/feeds/1234567980123456789/posts/default/-/personalization

If you have spaces in your label, your feed URL would look like the following.

Example URL: http://googleblog.blogspot.com/search/label/policy%20and%20issues
Example Feed: http://googleblog.blogspot.com/feeds/posts/default/-/policy%20and%20issues
or
Example URL: http://www.yourblog.com/label/policy%20and%20issues
Example Feed: http://www2.blogger.com/feeds/1234567980123456789/posts/default/-/policy%20and%20issues

Requirements
Yes, there is one requirement and that is that feeds are enabled for your blog. It should go without saying, but I thought I’d share.

Resources
Google Groups Thread
Blogger Help

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Lee Odden About Lee Odden

@LeeOdden is the CEO of TopRank Marketing and editor of Online Marketing Blog. Cited for his expertise by The Economist, Forbes and the Wall Street Journal, he's the author of the book Optimize and presents internationally on integrated content, search, social media and influencer marketing. When not at conferences, consulting, or working with his talented team, he's likely on a beach somewhere doing absolutely nothing.

Comments

  1. Feed has invalid format. (Parse Error: Invalid feed format).

    Can you help me? Blogrush has no “contact us” links. Thanks, Melony.

  2. Did you use the FeedValidator listed above?

  3. how to make it, if i want to allow visitors of my blog to subscribe just to some labels but using feedberner? how it will work?

  4. Thank you…Finally, i was trying for quite a while already…finally your tips helps. You have a very simple instruction.

    Thanks for sharing.

  5. damn dude you’re the best!

  6. I’ve tried this method but not all my post shown, why this happen?

  7. how can i add label in my blog???

  8. Thanks man i like your work

  9. thanks a lot.

    label feed for my blogspot blog is work well

  10. i have label that have space between them they are not indexing in google

  11. Thanks for the info, I can get feeds for my lables–cheers!

  12. Thanks a lot. Very helpful!