In official terms
Google Alert is the web’s leading automated search and web intelligence solution, allowing you to catch new information as it appears. Google Alert uses its unique Web Intelligence technology to track the entire web for your personalized topics and send you new results by daily email.
Though the things has changes now, You can also opt for feed subscription option to subscribe to alert. In my opinion it’s better then unlimited Email alerts.
How to Create an Alert using Google Alert
- Go to Google Alert website
- Login using your Gmail ID
- Create an Alert for your desired term
- Select the option Between Email and Feeds.
- If Email : Than Select the Delivery frequency.
In the next screen, you will have a link to feed or you can subscribe using Google reader. You can create as many alert as you want, and you can manage this alerts from this link.
If you will use it wisely, you can be the first one to create any breaking news. Don’t over do the alert, else you won’t be able to keep up with all the updates.
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