Dec 15, 2009

Stay Up To Date With Google Alerts

Lately there has been a lot of public news in my home town that I am extremely interested in. Mainly because it could affect my life  at work. Now, I am not going to get into details, but this news could create an epic boat load of work for me if the worst happens.

Every once in a while, I catch wind of an update in this issue from someone else and have to go search for it in Google to find out what is going on. Well, I am tired of that frankly, so I signed up for Google Alerts on the subject.

If you didn’t know about it, when you do a search in Google News, at the very bottom there is a link saying, “Create an email alert for…” where the dots are the search term:

google alerts

Alternatively, you can just go to the Google Alerts page, and fill in your search term there. It’s the same thing really. Either way, you can be alerted to Google search results for

  • News
  • Blogs
  • Web
  • Video
  • Groups
  • Or comprehensive results on everything!

You can have alerts emailed to you once a day, once a week or as things happen. You can also limit the number of email alerts you receive per day. All in all, very handy when you want to stay current on a subject.

Do you use Google Alerts? What kind of stuff do you want to be alerted on? Hit me up in the comments!

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