Did you know that you can automate your Google searches? I didn't. So I read Dick Eastman's 8 Jan blogpost with great interest. If you perform daily searches, always looking for new information that appears on line, Google has a solution to manually typing in those searches over and over again.
In fact, Google will perform a search for you every day or every week and even send any newly-found results to you as email messages. If you forget, Google still remembers and sends an email message with the results, if any. Even better, Google only sends each new piece of information one time. You never see repeats. Each new email message contains only new results that Google has found since the last email message was sent.
Google Alerts are great for many purposes, including:
- monitoring a developing news story
- keeping current on a competitor or industry
- keeping current on a company in which you have made an investment
- getting the latest updates on a celebrity or event
- keeping tabs on your favorite sports teams
- searching for ancestral information
- and probably a few thousand other uses.
If you do a lot of repetitive searching and think this might be a resource you can use, I hope you will read Dick's post. To set up your own alerts go to https://www.google.com/alerts.
-- submitted by Denise Doyon