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10 Tips for using Google Alerts Create your own personal News PR feed!!

Karen Perkins Life Coach Sheffield

10 Tips for using Google Alerts               (Your own personal News & PR feed!!)

Use Google alerts to follow any topic on the web & feed into your PR
Step 1      Get a Google account and G mail account
Step 2      Sign into Google
Step 3      Google ‘Google alerts ‘
Use the HELP …it is actually helpful !!

Google explains their service like this   ”  Google Alerts are e mails sent to you when Google finds new results — such as web pages, newspaper articles, or blogs — that match your search term. You can use Google Alerts to monitor anything on the Web. For example, people use Google Alerts to:

  • find out what is being said about their company or product.
  • monitor a developing news story.
  • keep up to date on a competitor or industry.
  • get the latest news on a celebrity or sports team.
  • find out what’s being said about themselves.

Here’s how it works:

  1. You enter a query that you’re interested in.
  2. Google Alerts checks regularly to see if there are new results for your query.
  3. If there are new results, Google Alerts sends them to you in an email.

For general queries like [ football ], you can get a summary of the new results every day. For specific topics, like [ cardiovascular atherosclerosis ], you might not get an email every day, but you’ll find out when something new and relevant is published. See more examples of how Google Alerts are used “

Step 4  Get alerts sent to your G mail account daily /weekly  Set up alerts
Step 5   Choose the type of  info can you get ?
-videos                                -books                                 -articles                                             -reviews                              -products
Step 6 So if you collect china cats   you can request alerts on China cats
Then you can

  • ·        re tweet/ blog/share these on Your social media
  • ·        offer them as tips to your clients
  • ·        watch what your mentors are doing
  • ·        follow trends
  • ·        spy on people ooops no !!!!
  • ·        watch your keywords   eg @fabcoach  #mindfulness

·        Step 7 What else could you use them for ?

  • ·        Track your own social media profile

Step 8 Be an expert from your own laptop !       Polite Hint

  •            No copying
  •         Manage your alerts or your g mail box will clog up !!
  •         Thank people for content

Step 9 For more Social media advice and Tips #quickfast   Contact me to book your 1 to 1 social media session !
Step 10 Call me on 07971 881251  or e mail me at
Follow me on Twitter @fabcoach

© Karen Perkins 2013


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