There’s an easy way to be notified anytime somebody writes about you or your business on the web. Set up a Google Alert and you will receive an email whenever your name turns up. While you’re at it, set up a Google Alert for keywords such as your competitors’ names, trends you’re interested in, and your web address. Adding all these things together, you can get a full digest of what’s going on in your world without having to visit separate websites and wade through a lot of extraneous content.
How to set up a Google Alert:
- Go to http://google.com/alerts
- Fill in the information. In the sample box below, you set up an alert for any term such as competitors, your business, or any other term.
- Selecting comprehensive will monitor all blogs, groups, news, video, and web. Then decide how often you want to be notified and how many results you want in each email.
- Then enter your email.