Reasons to use Google Alerts
There are many reasons to use this free service from Google. It’s so good we even use it. We get notified daily if any of our keywords are found. Google Alerts are free real time results emailed to you when Google finds new results from websites, blogs, newspaper, video, etc — that match your search term. You can use Google Alerts to monitor anything on the Web.
Here’s how it works:
1. You enter a query or keywords that you’re interested in.
2. Google Alerts checks the web 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.
Use Google Alerts to
Get notified when your company/product is mentioned– this allows you to respond to that mention as
Check out the competition– see what’s being said about your competitor
Find Customers – if you have a catering company, you can enter “looking for caterer” as your query. Go to the site and offer your services.
Setup Alerts on your client– if you are a PR company and need to know what’s being said about your client. Setup an alert on their their name or business.
Monitor your business industry– find out what the latest trends or news are in your field.
Try it out: http://www.google.com/alerts
Let us know if you use Google Alerts.