InfoBunny Guide To Google Alerts

Google Alerts Infobunny Guide To Google Alerts

Google Alerts is a fantastic and often overlooked free tool that you can use to track keywords and phrases on the web. Once set up, Google Alerts will email you new results that correspond to the keywords or phrases that you enter as alerts.

You can then use the information that you receive to build backlinks, gain new contacts, monitor what is happening in your niche market, drive traffic back to your own content and so much more.

This Google Alerts Setting Up Guide will show you the basics and give you some very simple ideas on how to apply Google Alerts to your strategy.

 

HOW TO SET UP GOOGLE ALERTS

It is really easy to set up some Google Alerts, all you are doing with Google Alerts is adding search terms that are permanent and receiving search results.

When you go to Google Alerts you will see a screen similar to this one on the right with pull down menus.

Type in your search query in the box provided and then select the type of results that you require

When you have completed all your selections just click Create Alert and you are done.

It really is that simple.

 

Google Alerts Home Page

Using Google Alerts To Monitoring Your Brand

The brand name of this site is obviously Infobunny so whenever someone mentions my site I get an email to point me to where the mention is so that I can track what people are saying about Infobunny.

These are my Brand Alerts that I have set up and entered into the search query box.

infobunny.com

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dexter roona

Monitoring Your Competition And Niche Market

So if you can monitor what is being said about your brand you can obviously monitor what is being said about your competitors.

Just set up alerts and receive the results.

You can also monitor what is happening in your niche market by monitoring questions that you set up as alerts for your niche.

Check this Infographic that I have created below. It shows a couple of questions that I have set up as Google Alerts knowing that I have Google Plus Guides and Tutorials ready that i can send people to.

google alerts infograffic

You set up a series of questions that you have the answers to. The results emailed to you provide you with content that is about your niche and provides you with those looking for the answers to your questions, allowing you the opportunity to jump in and answer those questions and generate traffic back to your content. 

Every time I create content that answers questions I set up some Google Alerts to find those looking for the answers. I can just direct them back to my site for the answers and generate traffic.

Using Google Alerts To Build Backlinks

WordPress plugins, such as KeywordLuv and CommentLuv, allow you to drop anchor texts with keywords linking back to your recent content. All you have to do is find the blogs that use these plugins. 

Again ask some questions as Google Alerts. 

Seo comment Luv enabled

link building comment Luv enabled 

Using Google Alerts For Shopping

You probably now already know how to apply Google Alerts to shopping. But just in case you haven’t quite got it yet you can set up alerts for

cheapest laptop

buy laptop cheap

Tracking Keywords and Phrases

If you write articles then it’s very easy to get notifications on keywords and phrases that you use for example 

get paid on social media is a phrase that I monitor.

Conclusion

Alerts is really just a way to monitor search results without having to go to google and search.

It is well worth having a play with Google Alerts. As you can edit the alerts you make if you are not getting the required results.

Take the time to think outside of the box. I have given you a few ideas to utilise Alerts. It’s now time to think about a strategy that will make Alerts work for you.

To your continued Success!

Regards Dexter Roona

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8 Responses

  1. Monna Ellithorpe
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    Hey InfoBunny,

    Great article. I use Google alerts all of the time but haven’t followed it full circle as you suggest. Thanks for the tip.

    Have a great day, Monna

  2. Dexter Roona
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    Yeah it is a great tool and well worth using.

  3. Lesly Federici
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    Good, informative article. I use this myself!

  4. Dawn Golden
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    This is great information on yet another tool I need to learn. Thanks for reviewing it and explaining some of the ways to use it!
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  5. Roslyn@socialmediaoptimization.me
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    You are so awesome! I do not think I’ve read through something like this
    before. So nice to find someone with unique thoughts on this subject.
    Seriously.. thanks for starting this up. This site is
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    Very soon this web page will be famous amid all blogging viewers, due to it’s good content

  7. Google Alerts
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    Great tutorial Dexter. There are several Google Alerts alternative which you should give a try.

    • Dexter Roona
      | Reply

      Would you like to write about them for Infobunny?

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