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Get notified for new internet content with Google Alerts

Alerts is an old Google service which helps you get notified via email, when something new is added to the Google directory about a search term you specify. Each user with a Google Account can set up one or more alerts via http://www.google.com/alerts


Each time a web page is added to Google ( Google indexes it ) you will receive a notification via e-mail saying that new content has been discovered about your search term.

This is a nice tool to keep track of new data about i.e. your field of research, or even for taking a peek on what your competitors are doing over the web.

You can at any time manager your alerts via visiting http://www.google.com/alerts/manage and managing the list as shown below :


You can set each alert to either inform you instantly, as-it-happens, when a new page is indexed and corresponds to your search term, or have the alerting system send you an e-mail once a day. Of course in all cases, you will receive an e-mail only when new content is present and you have not been notified about. 

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