Targeting Feeds By Country

The other day we answered a question by Keith about increasing the relevance of his feeds. The answer, as you might remember, was “Phrase Matching” which means putting double quotes around your keywords. But the double quotes we’re using are “URL encoded”, which means we’re using the special code %22, rather than a regular quotation mark.

“Is there a customization of the news.google.co.uk feed that will work with your plugin and return pages from the UK only?”

There are actually a few location-specific things you can do for your feeds. But the most helpful might be the parameter to tell Google to only show stories that come from a specific location. And
here is how you do that.

What you want to add is a search modifier to your keyword. Search modifiers go right into the keyword query, just like ALLINTITLE from a few emails ago.

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