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Google shutting down Reader's page change tracker for sites with no RSS feed

You may not have known about it, but Google Reader has a pretty slick feature that allows you to subscribe to any page -- even one without an RSS feed. When the page is updated, it'll appear in your unread Reader items. At least, it will until September 30th.

Google has announced that they're shutting down the tracker service, and it's not a complete shocker. My results with it were never that good -- pages I had subscribed to often changed multiple times, and I never received an alert.

If you're looking for an alternative, check out Jay's post -- he rounded up 10 ways to keep tabs on a Web page without using RSS a while back.

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