How to Set up Google Alerts

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:

  1. Go to
  2. 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.
  3. 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.
  4. Then enter your email.
Create a Google Alert
Enter the topic you wish to monitor.
Search terms:
Type: News Blogs Web Comprehensive Video Groups
How often: as-it-happens once a day once a week
Email length: up to 20 results up to 50 results
Your email:
Google will not sell or share your email address.

Google Alerts FAQ/Help


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