A9.com Search Integration

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Jeff Bezos rolled out a new feature for Amazon’s A9.com at the ETech conference today. Using a simple extension to RSS, any search tool can be plugged in to the A9 search.

I have already done this integration, and you can now see the results of a Syndic8 feed search as another column on the A9 home page!

To see this in action:

  1. Visit a9.com.
  2. Click on the link titled “Add Columns to your Search Results”:
    Add Column to A9
  3. Scroll down until you find “Syndic8 RSS & Atom Feed Search”; it looks like this:
    <img src="http://images.jeff-barr.com/a9_s8.gif" alt="" style=border:1px dashed gray;margin:8px;" />
  4. Press the Add button.
  5. Return to the main page and do a search. Here’s the result column after a search for chocolate: