How To Use Google Alerts Effectively To Find Content
What is Google Alerts?
Google Alerts is a handy feature from the search engine Google that sends the user an email containing new relevant newspaper articles, blogs, web pages or scientific research that matches the users search preferences.
This is what Google Alerts looks like online;
All you need to do is, make sure you are logged in to your best Google account.
(The one that you wish the emails to be sent to)
Then, using the search bar, enter the specific niche you wish to have alerts for. For example : ‘Marketing’
You can now choose the ‘Create Alert’ button that appears if you wish to have the chosen alert setup.
If you wish to setup the details of this alert, such as frequency, language, source or region, then you can do so by clicking the drop down menu, ‘Show Options’. (You can amend this at a later stage)
Once you have setup your alerts as above, you are good to go!
You will now receive emails (as below) from Google with relevant content to your chosen niche.
VOILA! – CONTENT IDEAS!
Your new automated alerts of niche specific content is an ideal way to get ideas for content or indeed curate the content you receive if you’d rather.
Now, if you wish to amend the settings of your Google Alerts, then you can do by going into your alerts and changing the options to suit your needs.
All you need to do is click on the ‘⚙’ , then choose from the options.
You can see an example below;
You now have a FREE niche relevant content creating machine, it is just down to you now to curate or re-write the articles.
There is a limit of 1000 alerts, but don’t worry, I am not sure I know anyone that would need 1000 different alerts. I think my email system would crash if I had 1000.
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