How To Export Google Reader Subscriptions to OPML File

Google Reader OPML file
Google Reader OPML file
Google Reader OPML file

In case you haven’t known it yet, Google Reader (most popular feed reader) will be shutting down after July 1, 2013.

It is very important for Google Reader users to export and backup their feed data. You should get all your Google Reader subscriptions in an OPML (XML) file format. So that you can migrate and import into other alternative feed readers, either free or paid.

Luckily, it is easy to export all Google data using Google Takeout service, where you can download an archive of your data from Google services.

In this tutorial, we only focus on exporting Google Reader feeds. Follow the instruction below to download a .ZIP file containing your RSS feeds – subscriptions.xml (OPML format).

  1. Login your Google account (the same account you used to get access to Google Reader).
  2. Visit Google Takeout for Reader. You will get an overview of the data’s total files and download size.

    Export Google Reader to OPML file using Google Takeout
    Export Google Reader to OPML file using Google Takeout
  3. Click CREATE ARCHIVE button to ask Google generates a compressed file of your data.
  4. In the next page, you will see the data generation progress. Click Download button to download your Reader data.

    Export Google Reader to OPML file using Google Takeout
    Export Google Reader to OPML file using Google Takeout
  5. The Google Takeout filename format is “[your-google-email]-takeout.zip”, example: yourname@gmail.com-takeout.zip. Unzip the file and you will have a few .json files and a subscriptions.xml file. The XML file is what we want – a list of all your subscribed feed URLs in OPML format. (refer to top image)
  6. Now you can take that subscriptions.xml file and import into any feed readers that support feed import.

Have you exported your Google Reader RSS feeds? Which is your choice of Google Reader alternative? Please share it with us in the comment.

Now Google Drive Speaks Malay, Too! (18 New Languages Added)

Google Drive in Malay language
Google Drive in Malay language
Google Drive in Malay language

Google Drive online cloud storage now available in 18 new languages including Malay.

The 18 newly supported languages are: Afrikaans, Amharic, Basque, Chinese (Hong Kong), Estonian, French (Canada), Galician, Icelandic, Khmer, Lao, Malaysian, Nepali, Persian, Sinhalese, Spanish (Latin America), Swahili, Urdu, Zulu.

With the new languages, now Google Drive supports 65 languages in the world!

How to change Drive language

You can easily switch Google Drive language following these steps:

  1. Visit your Google Drive. Clicking the gear icon âš™ in the upper right, then select Settings.
  2. Under General, select a language from the drop-down menu in the Language section.
  3. Click Save. You’re done!
Google Drive menu in Malay language
Google Drive menu in Malay language

Google Drive is an online cloud storage where you can store files and working with documents using free Google Drive apps: Google Docs, Sheets and Slides. Every free account comes with 15GB free storage. Google Drive support offline mode, too.

11 Ways to Get Your Website De-indexed by Google

Index
Index
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Getting de-indexed by Google and vanishing from their search results is almost equal to not existing at all. Google is the world’s most popular Internet search engine, and if your website isn’t showing in their results it can mean the end of the business you’ve invested years to build.

Search engines are still the number one way to drive traffic to a website, and they all have their own rules you need to follow and play by. The most recent Penguin and Panda updates in Google’s algorithms caused many websites to get penalized and even banned, significantly changing the previously established SEO practices.

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No More Free Google Apps, Alternative Solutions Found!

No Free Google Apps

No Free Google Apps

Google has killed the free Google Apps for your own custom domain. Available plans now are Google Apps for Business ($50/user/year) or Google Apps for Education (Free). Existing Free Google Apps users are not affected, Google do not charge them now.

Google Apps logo

Google Apps is a cloud-based productivity suite that helps you and your team connect and get work done from anywhere on any device.

With USD$50 per year, you get 25GB Gmail inbox size, 5GB Google Drive storage, 24/7 customer support and 99.9% uptime guarantee.

Read moreNo More Free Google Apps, Alternative Solutions Found!

Google Nexus 7 Tablet in Malaysia

Models with Nexus 7

Models with Nexus 7

Google Nexus 7 7-inch tablet has officially launched in Malaysia in September 2012 and I was invited to the launch event. In this article, you will learn about the Nexus 7 price in Malaysia, hands-on, and buying advice.

Nexus 7 is powered by the fastest mobile processor, latest Android 4.1 Jelly Bean OS, 1280×800 IPS display, good battery life, and only weight 340 gram.

SEE ALSO: 6 reasons to buy Google Nexus 7 and 5 turn-offs

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