Dustin Wheeler

Dustin Wheeler
Dustin is a technology-driven CPA in Orem, Utah.

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Craigslist searches in Google Reader

Not long ago, a friend told me that he hoped to buy a certain piece of used equipment on Craigslist.  He said that he frequently went to the Craigslist website and searched for the name of the equipment he wanted to buy.

If you’re a regular reader of my blog, you know that I use Google Reader to pull content from all over the Internet and read it all in one place.  My friend’s situation made me wonder if a Craigslist search could be pulled into Google Reader.  Indeed, it can be done and it is very easy.

For example, after selecting my location (Las Vegas), I can go to the For Sale – Computers section and search for a tablet (not that I’m looking for a used tablet on Craigslist, but it makes a good example for this blog post).

When I scroll to the bottom of the page, there is a small RSS button on the right side.

Craigslist RSS button

After I click on the RSS button, I copy the resulting page’s URL.  In Google Reader, I click on the subscribe button and paste the URL.

How do you use Craigslist for business, if at all?  I am curious to know, so please leave a comment below.

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