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It is all about the effectiveness of Google Alerts!

Discussion in 'Google' started by Networxnz, Jan 21, 2010.

  1. #1
    Dear DP members,

    Are you convinced with the effectiveness of Google Alerts?
    Do you use them all the times in watching on competitors including improving and building your web content?
    SEMrush
    Someone told me that Google Alerts is sensible to sign up for, but is actually patchy in terms of service. Do you agree? What do you think guys?

    You may also recommend other similar resources that you find more helpful.
     
    Networxnz, Jan 21, 2010 IP
    SEMrush
  2. insighttechnicalsharetips

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    ys most of google alert would be useful to my sites
     
  3. FREE BET

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    there are some that are quite repetitive in my experience
     
    FREE BET, Jan 21, 2010 IP
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    I use it to find people talking about my business. Works for me.
     
    Jumpness, Jan 21, 2010 IP
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    I've noticed that as well.
     
    Grobbulus, Jan 21, 2010 IP
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    sultanofseo Notable Member

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    google alert is fine as a free tool. not only people use it for getting alerts on certain topics and search terms, lot of online business owners use it for reputation management. you can setup google alert with your site name, brand name, domain name, your own name, etc and get notified every time people talk about your or your site/business. if positive then all the best, but if negetive, you can respond to false claims or negetive comments to maintain goodwil
     
    sultanofseo, Jan 21, 2010 IP
  7. Networxnz

    Networxnz Active Member

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    Thanks, you have spoken well and wisely. It really makes sense.
     
    Networxnz, Jan 21, 2010 IP
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    Blah, guess I'll go check out Google Alerts to see if I can use it somehow. Thanks
     
    Lex350, Jan 21, 2010 IP
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    Google alert is very helpful for site or topic updates. Most ideas for the contents I write came from it.
     
    WishBone, Jan 22, 2010 IP
  10. Networxnz

    Networxnz Active Member

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    Additionally, through Google Alerts, we could have email updates about the latest relevant Google results (web, news, etc.) based on your choice of query or topic.
     
    Networxnz, Jan 22, 2010 IP
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    you can also use socialmention.com to analyse your competitors and your websites.
     
    praet123, Jan 22, 2010 IP
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    I have Google Alerts set up for my name, company name and keywords. It helps me to find potential affiliates, places for links and perhaps most importantly, helps me to know when someone is stealing my content (which is more common then you might think).

    Maybe it doesn't work perfectly, but I haven't found anything else that comes close!
     
    MarkAse, Jan 22, 2010 IP
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    Revelations-Decoder Well-Known Member

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    Google Alerts is another way Google cleverly spread Google Adwords links by - for all intents and purposes - bypassing adsense users whilst they supply a service useful for webmasters and website owners so said site owners (admins) can monitor their chosen search terms that they choose to monitor.

    When you get a Google Alert - does it not occur to you the link included is an AdWords link?

    Unless you are paying AdWords it is unlikely the link will be your link even if you are number 1 in the natural/organic search results.

    If you are one of those unfortunate enough to have to resort to using Adwords rather than getting high ranked SERPS you may not know this.

    Google Alerts is like a contradiction in terms to the "I'm Feeling Lucky" button and a way of sneakily getting Adwords clicks that Google utilises by providing a service you might find useful.

    If you find your own AdWords link in a Google Alert and you also use AdSense beware of clicking the link therein is my advice!
     
    Revelations-Decoder, Jan 22, 2010 IP
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    I typically do not use Google Alerts and instead Reader.
     
    appleranger, Jan 22, 2010 IP
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    It is helpful to me. I am updated to every topic i subscribe.
     
    aleish, Jan 22, 2010 IP
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    Alright, I am going to check this out. Thanks!
     
    Networxnz, Jan 27, 2010 IP
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    Google Alert is very helpful - as it helps catch what your competitor is doing.
     
    dpmaster72, Jan 27, 2010 IP
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    GA are very helpful. I like whostalkin.com too.
     
    mayaflyer, Jan 27, 2010 IP
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    I'm new to this... I haven't tried it yet, I just tried it while reading this thread and I'll see what will happen. It say that I'll wait for emails...
     
    Excel 8, Jan 27, 2010 IP
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    So do I. This site is also effective.
     
    Networxnz, Jan 28, 2010 IP