How to Use Google Alerts

Among all the Google products, Google Alerts is perhaps one of the least known, but definitely one of the most powerful. It taps into Google’s endless crawling of the web—done to power its search engine—but flags up terms as they’re indexed, not when you get around to looking for them. Think of it as Google results coming to you.

You can get emails when new results for a topic show up in Google Search. For example, you can get info about news, products, or mentions of your organizations name.

Create an alert

  1. Go to Google Alerts. (https://www.google.com/alerts
  2. In the box at the top, enter a topic you want to follow.
  3. To change your settings, click Show options. You can change:
    • How often you get notifications
    • The types of sites you’ll see
    • Your language
    • The part of the world you want info from
    • How many results you want to see
    • What accounts get the alert
  4. Click Create Alert. You’ll get emails whenever we find matching search results.

Edit an alert

  1. Go to Google Alerts.
  2. Next to an alert, click Edit .
  3. If you don’t see any options, click Show options.
  4. Make your changes.
  5. Click Update Alert.
  6. To change how you get alerts, click Settings check the options you want and click Save.

Delete an alert

  1. Go to Google Alerts.
  2. Next to the alert you want to remove, click Delete .
  3. Optional: You can also delete an alert by clicking Unsubscribe at the bottom of an alert email.

 

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