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Google alerts

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Google alerts

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Google Alerts are emails sent to you when Google finds new results - such as web pages, newspaper articles, or blogs - that match your search term. You can use Google Alerts to monitor anything on the Web.

Enter a search query you wish to monitor. You will see a preview of the type of results you'll receive. Some handy uses of Google Alerts include:

  • monitoring a developing news story
  • keeping current on a competitor or industry
  • getting the latest on a celebrity or event
  • keeping tabs on your favorite sports teams

Here's how it works:

  1. You enter a query that you're interested in.
  2. Google Alerts checks regularly to see if there are new results for your query.
  3. If there are new results, Google Alerts sends them to you in an email.

Case studies

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    Vicky from UK online centres recommends using Google Alerts to find out what others are saying about your organisation online, and to find out about what's happening that's relevant to you.

Benefits

  • It's free
  • Very easy to use and setup
  • Easy way to get the latest news

Considerations

  • Can sometimes come up with irrelevant stuff