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Old 04-30-2010, 03:24 AM
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Google Alerts - How to use it

Somebody posted this at DP...Great advice!

"If you're not using this, it's worth giving it a try. The purpose for this is to have notification when new links to your site are found by Google. This can be very good for any linkbuilding campaign.

http://www.google.com/alerts?hl=en&gl=

<edit> I almost forgot. You can set it for Blogs, news, web, etc.

The search term should be: link:http://www.example.com

You can set the frequency to as soon as it happens, once per day, or once per week.

It's very handy for watching progress of Google picking up new links to your sites.

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What is the maximum number of alerts I can create?

You can create up to 1000 alerts. To create more alerts, you can either delete any existing alerts or request alerts to be sent to a different email address. Please remember that you can only have up to 10 unverified Alerts at any given time."
 
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Old 04-30-2010, 03:34 AM
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Thanks for sharing it is a nice tool to see what the competitors are doing as well as the marketing is efficient by using Google alerts for your site requirements.
 
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Old 04-30-2010, 03:40 AM
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Good point. That would be a great tool for spying on competitors. Actually, that may be an even better use for it. A concept similar to SEOSpyglass.
 
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Old 04-30-2010, 03:51 AM
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Google Alerts can be very useful - the trick is to make sure you structure your search query carefully so you don't just get bombarded with useless information. I have several alarts set up for "unusual" searches that don't produce alerts very often, but are directly relavent to me.
 
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something even cooler that I use google alert for is to get them to an RSS feed instead of email and use that rss feed for content via twitter feed to twitter and ping.fm

works a treat and something i've been using for a few years now
 
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Old 05-01-2010, 12:07 PM
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I use google alerts to find out who is talking about my site so i can respond if needed. That's only reason why i use google alerts. I can not be in a million place's at once so getting alerts for my domain is a big help to me.

Although i should use it to spy on competitors but i use other tools.

If anyone does not know how to setup google alerts then take a look at this good article.

Using Google Alerts to Monitor Incoming Links
 
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Old 05-02-2010, 03:09 AM
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Create a Google Alert

you can create google laert by fallowing this process.

1. Enter the topic you wish to monitor.
2. Enter your email
3. Enter your topick of alert
4. Enter message type
 
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Old 05-02-2010, 08:43 AM
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you can create google laert by fallowing this process.

1. Enter the topic you wish to monitor.
2. Enter your email
3. Enter your topick of alert
4. Enter message type
Looks like you did read the information from the link i posted. Only problem is you copied some of it into your reply.

Do you have any comments about Google Alerts? Please don't copy and paste information. I'd like to hear your honest opinion about Google Alerts and how will you use it in a positive way.
 
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Old 05-02-2010, 01:13 PM
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While it's been indirectly alluded to, it should be mentioned that Google Alerts is not for tracking links per se, but for being advised of any character string being indexed.

Thus, for example, if you set up an alert for "Acme Company," any time that a resource containing the string "Acme Company" anywhere in it is first indexed an Alert will be generated. Re-crawls of and/or multiple occurrences of "Acme Company" within that resource will not yield additional Alerts.

Thus, not only can Alerts to used to watch for new links, but also new comments about the subject of your choice. As with advertising, such as AdWords, it is important that you do some keyword research about the subject, and very carefully select the strings that you wish to track, so as to both miss as little as possible while avoiding too many false positives.

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Old 06-12-2010, 08:26 PM
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Google Alerts Updates from “Web Types” to “Everything Types

I don't know if anyone has noticed this new update from Google alerts but i found a blog post with information on this new feature.

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With the web reeling from the most recent Google Caffeine Infrastructure update, Google has revealed yet another step forward in how they process Google Alerts and Universal Search.

Blended search is here to stay and as an indicator of the power of diversity, Google has decided to update the “web” type alerts to “everything” type alerts, which means you may receive video, news, images and / or other types of relevant media attached to your alert / query.
Continued at: Google Alerts

Thoughts on this? Have you recieved any strange alerts yet? I have to admit i do not always view my alert emails that i get to my gmail account. I view about half of them and might even be missing out on something that i need to respond to.
 
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Old 06-12-2010, 09:36 PM
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I have been using Google Alert as a "feeder" for one of mine RSS. It works as a RSS feed for content via Twitter.
 
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Hey thanks for this post. This really helps.
 
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Old 06-13-2010, 09:41 AM
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Thoughts on this? Have you recieved any strange alerts yet?
Oddly enough, the sole change I've observed is a marked decline in the no. of Alerts received, beginning months ago.

Possible reasons for such can be grouped as follows:
  • Alerts are being lost in transmission;
  • Alerts are not being generated; or,
  • Data that would trigger Alerts are not being physically indexed.

Given that there is no reason to suspect the 1st, and that the 3rd is discounted by virtue of said data observed as being indexed by other SEs, only the 2nd seems plausible.

I.e., the most probable cause is that Google is indexing data but, for reasons unknown, failing to generate Alerts.

With such Alerts having become unreliable, their usefulness is greatly diminished.

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Old 06-13-2010, 09:51 AM
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I just got an alert from this thread.
Most peculiar.

Assuming that said Alert was regarding static content in your posts, such as the links in your Sig. line, then you should have received it shortly after your 1st post, dated 01 MAY, to this thread; subsequent posts should not trigger alerts for the same content.

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Old 06-15-2010, 01:07 AM
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Hey,

How can we use Google Alerts for SEO purpose?

#1 - Find posts to comment on for link building
#2 - Get great content ideas
#3 - Research a new topic to write about, find references, & link potentials
#4 - Find videos for your blog/website, provide valuable content
 
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I use Google Alerts as a Blog Commenting Tool.

I can set the keywords I am interested in and then select to receive 'Blogs' Alerts in Google Alerts.

I receive them in my email, and I can go to the blog, and do blog commenting there for some traffic.
 
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Old 06-15-2010, 05:02 AM
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google alert provides good information about all keywords and also about our compititors
 
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Old 06-15-2010, 09:21 AM
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That was a great idea. Whenever new links are updated about our site we could see be informed through mail!!!
 
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How can we use Google Alerts for SEO purpose?

#1 - Find posts to comment on for link building
#2 - Get great content ideas
#3 - Research a new topic to write about, find references, & link potentials
#4 - Find videos for your blog/website, provide valuable content
Google Alerts is not a generalized research tool; but, a specialized reporting one.

Basically, you tell it which character strings you want it to watch for; and, when new content is indexed that contains such strings, it will tell you.

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Old 06-17-2010, 02:31 AM
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The destination of the link from the Manage Your Alerts page has no effect, it's purely cosmetic. Everything alerts contain results from News, Blogs and other websites. Google Alerts are a free and easy way to receive regular updates on something interesting. Type of information to search, This tells Google which information to include in its search
 
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