Google Alerts

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:

  1. Visit
  2. Type in a search term – a preview of your search will appear on the right side of the screen
  3. Select your search options, including how often you would like your search to be performed and e-mailed to you
  4. Click the Create Alert button

Google Alert Interface

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!