A ‘Google Alert’ is a way to sign up to be notified when a certain search term shows up on the Internet. Here’s how to get started:
- Visit http://www.google.com/alerts
- Type in a search term – a preview of your search will appear on the right side of the screen
- Select your search options, including how often you would like your search to be performed and e-mailed to you
- Click the Create Alert button
In class I signed up for a Google Alert based on the keywords “boston terrier” – here’s what I just got via e-mail. So cute!