Confessions of a researchaholic

August 10, 2010

Adding google reader into viigo

Filed under: Real — liyiwei @ 3:23 pm

If you are having trouble integrating google reader into your viigo (e.g. getting the error message “Unable to fetch Google Resource due to Authorization error” or that viigo stops following up updates on your google reader channels), a simple solution is to export from your google reader the OPML file and import it into viigo. Specifically:

. Go to your google reader account, click on settings (reader settings), go to import/export, and export your subscriptions into an OPML file.

. Go to your viigo account, remove all existing channels of your google reader, and import the OPML file you just saved.

This should just do it.

I also think it is a good idea to save (and update) an OPML file for your google reader subscriptions, not just as a backup but also allows you the flexibility to switch easily to other readers.


  1. Thank you – this worked for me, too. What a pain!

    Comment by Sioux — August 20, 2010 @ 8:38 am | Reply

  2. Thanks for this. I was with you up until the ‘import the OPML file you just saved’ part.

    How exactly do I do that within the Viigo menu options?

    Comment by Amit — August 25, 2010 @ 6:02 am | Reply

    • Login to your viigo account, and on the upper left corner there should be a “Import OPML File” option.

      Comment by liyiwei — August 25, 2010 @ 10:06 am | Reply

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