People will write about you and not tell you. A google alert, will let you know if your name is mentioned in a write up anywhere on the web. If you don’t set up an alert, you won’t know. More importatnly, you won’t be able to thank the writer.
So, What exactly is a google alert?
In Google’s own words:
Google Alerts are email updates of the latest relevant Google results (web, news, etc.) based on your queries.
Enter a search query you wish to monitor. You will see a preview of the type of results you’ll receive. Some handy uses of Google Alerts include:
- monitoring a developing news story
- keeping current on a competitor or industry
- getting the latest on a celebrity or event
- keeping tabs on your favorite sports teams
Do it NOW! it’s easy, and quick. Link to Google Alerts
Setting up an alert had been on my list of things to do for serveral weeks. Today I googled my name on a whim and found an article that was written up about me!