Suppose you live in the Niagara Peninsula. Then you would be interested in job advertisements posted on indeed.ca for the Hamilton, Niagara and St Catharines areas. Now you could simply arrange to be kept informed about these areas as individual job alerts. However, the likelihood is that you would receive duplicate advertisements. For the purposes of this article--to keep it simple--let's assume that you want to see all advertisements. This would have the advantage that you would avoid missing opportunities.
I am going to describe how to set up a Yahoo 'Pipe' to get just one feed for the three areas, without duplicate ads. If you just want to know how to use the pipe then just cut to the chase scene (below).
This is the complete diagram for my pipe at pipes.yahoo.com. The three boxes on the left represent feeds from indeed.ca, one each for Hamilton, Niagara and St Catharines respectively. To obtain the URLs I visited the corresponding pages at indeed.ca, then copied and pasted the URLs from the RSS feed buttons.
The three feeds are merged in the Union widget, then sorted on job titles. Then the Unique widget discards duplicate ads based on the guid in the merged feed.
Most people stay clear of feeds. Do you? No problem! Here's how to receive bunches of ads as email.
- In a separate browser tab or window open Yahoo! Alerts.
- Select 'Feed/Blog.'
- Copy this URL into the edit box at 'A': http://bit.ly/3JSC8D
- Select how often you want to receive alerts and indicate your email address.
- Save your alert.