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#Tip: Try these Google Alerts alternatives

June 24th, 2013Posted by in Top tips for journalists

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If you have Google Alerts set up as part of your digital newsgathering, you might like to know about various alternatives.

Founder of Digital Inspiration has created a helpful summary of what other options are out there.

He explains how Google Alerts work – and the limitations.

Google is continuously crawling the web and they’ll send you an email alert the moment they detect a news story or a web page that includes a mention of your brand. A little problem is that the tool may not always work as advertised. The other downside is that Google Alerts mostly ignores social media websites.

See his list of the best alternatives to Google Alerts.

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