Friday, December 19, 2008

For those of you wanting to set up Google Alerts

I got a few comments asking how to set up Google Alerts. It's very easy. Go to Google Alerts here. Make sure you are logged into your gmail account. It will ask you what type of alert you want to set up. I always choose comprehensive which will include everything. You can choose how often you want to alert sent to you. I typically do one per day. And then you tell it where you want the alerts set, which if you are already logged in, it will default to your gmail account. I have many alerts set up, which include "sassy two socks", "sassytwosocks" and my first and last name. It's very useful to keep track of what is out there, who is linking to you, etc.

Good luck!

6 comments:

  1. Thanks Sassy Two Socks. I didn't even know what this was. TGIF. I'm beat.

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  2. Well I will have to go check that out! Thanks!

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  3. Thanks for the tip. Also when I look you up and other people on google I always make sure to click the "up" arrow next to what google finds. Provided it is the right thing of course.

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  4. Don't know if that does anything though.

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  5. Thank you. I am still gobsmacked this happened to you.

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  6. KMcAwesome: yes, that's great! Thanks. It's actually Google news "wiki" feature. They *say* that it is not currently part of their algorithm but who actually knows.

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