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Find blog content with Google Alerts


Google Alerts is a great FREE service for bloggers (and more) that are searching for ways to get content for their respective sites. The alert system allows you to request specific alerts (e.g., celebrities, music business, “Scandal,” etc.). You can be as broad or specific as you like.

How Does Google Alerts Work?

Google Alerts is a content monitoring service, offered by the search engine company Google, that automatically notifies users when new content from news, web, blogs, video and/or discussion groups matches a set of search terms selected by the user and stored by the Google Alerts service.

Notifications can be sent by email, as a web feed or displayed on the users iGoogle page.

Google Alerts only provides content from Google’s own search engine.

The user specifies where they want Google Alerts to look for content. Currently, there are six different search types.

  • Everything
  • News
  • Blogs
  • Updates
  • Video
  • Discussions

After you set up where you want Google Alerts to look, then you set up how often you would like to receive the content.

  • as it happens (user can receive several alert emails per day, depending on the popularity of the search)
  • once a day (user will receive at least one email a day depending on if there is any information available in this category)
  • once a week (user will receive one email once per week containing their requested information)

Alerts are sent only if new content matches the user-selected search terms.

Google Alerts are available in plain text as well as HTML and RSS feeds.

Where Can I Sign-Up?

To Set Up and Manage Google Alerts >>> Click Here

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