Top 7 Business Reasons To Use Google Alerts If You Blog-soulseek

Internet-and-Business-Online If you have a blog and are not using Google Alerts you are missing out on potential content ideas. A blog is a great way to make money if you keep it updated with fresh content. Google Alerts can be a big help in this regard. What are Google Alerts? Wikipedia defines it this way: Google Alerts is a content monitoring service, offered by the search engine company Google, that automatically notifies users when new content from news, web, blogs, video and/or discussion groups matches a set of search terms selected by the user and stored by the Google Alerts service. Notifications can be sent by email, as a web feed or displayed on the users iGoogle page. I subscribe to Google Alerts for several different topics. Here are my top 3 reasons I use it. 1. It’s free. It doesn’t cost anything to subscribe to Google Alerts. This is one more service that Google provides for free and is just another example of why they are the top search engine in the world. 2. Content ideas. This is the primary reason I use it. You will get notifications as updates are published on the Internet. You can quickly scan these to come up with ideas for a blog article of your own. 3. Subscribe to RSS Feed. If you find a blog that really impresses you subscribe to their RSS feed and get their updates right in your email inbox. You can then turn around and use these updates for content ideas for new blog articles. 4. What is being said about your company. This could be good or bad depending on what is being said. With Google Alerts you will know either way. 5. Stay updated on a news story. If something newsworthy is happening in your niche Google will alert you. Crank out a quick blog article to show you are on top of things. 6. What is the competition up to? The Internet is more competitive all of the time. Don’t get left behind because you are not following your top competitors. 7. What is being said about you? Years ago I used to Google search my name and look at the results. I actually encourage people to do this to help establish my own credibility. If something is being said about you online Google Alerts can notify you about it. As your blog matures it can be difficult to come up with article ideas and to add fresh blog content. Google Alerts is one powerful tool to help you overcome that problem. Even if it’s not something you want to write about immediately you can put the ideas in your swipe file and come back to them at a future date. About the Author: – – – – – – – – – – 相关的主题文章: