Let your fingers do the walking. How many of you remember that ad slogan from the Yellow Pages? Google Alerts should adopt that slogan. Since all you do is type in your request and let Google Alerts do the rest. Let me explain.
When I was first introduced to this I used it (and still do) for genealogy research. It saves a TON of time and it ALWAYS remembers to check. Google Alerts is a way that monitors content on the web by you giving the system information on what to look for. So let’s say you are doing genealogy research and you are concentrating your efforts on one particular surname and a locality and you haven’t had much luck with it. Typically, you should keep trying every week or month to see if the results change as the internet is always adding more content on an hourly basis. But life gets in the way and we forget.
With a FREE Google Account you can use Google Alerts after you give parameters and have those results sent to you via email. Visit www.google.com/alerts and follow the prompts by doing the following:
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