February 1, 2008 Want to get email updates when topics related to you or your company appear on the Web?
Let’s say that you have a company selling digital cameras and that you want an easy way to find out what’s being said about you and your company and your products on the Web. Sure, you could go to Google and type in your company name or product names and see what shows up in the results. But that takes too much time.
What’s the easy solution? Google Alerts.
You can put in what topics you’re interested in and Google will send you emails letting you know when content relating to those topics shows up on the Web. There doesn’t appear to be a limit on the number of topics you can track. Decide if you want to receive emails daily, as it happens or once a week. In addition, you can choose what type of content you’re interested in. Some options include blogs, videos, or news. Or you can choose “comprehensive” which includes everything. See screen shot below. Click image for full-size.
Using Google Alerts does require that you have a Google account but it’s extremely easy to set up.
Google Alerts is definitely a great way to keep track of topics you’re interested in. What are you waiting for?
Visit the Google Alerts Web site and create your own alerts today!