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Google Alerts Now Available on RSS

google alerts now available on rss

Fighting Bulky Inboxes With RSS

Google Alerts are a way to tell Google what terms (like your name, business or neighborhood) you want to know when they’re mentioned online. You can have it emailed to you as it happens or daily, but it’s a great reputation management tool.

The problem is, I personally get about 100 emails per week based on all of the keywords I’m following, but Google has created an option for reading your alerts via RSS feed for your chosen terms which is a great time saver.

via: AG News
image via: flickr

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Lani is the COO and News Director at The American Genius, has co-authored a book, co-founded BASHH, Austin Digital Jobs, Remote Digital Jobs, and is a seasoned business writer and editorialist with a penchant for the irreverent.



  1. Missy Caulk

    October 31, 2008 at 8:53 pm

    Wonderful ! I follow so many terms it is ridiculous, so just go to Google Alerts and set it up RSS?

  2. Paula Henry

    November 1, 2008 at 6:37 am

    I just love Google – they always seem to know just what I need. Oh and I love your picture, Lani 🙂

  3. Lani Anglin-Rosales

    November 1, 2008 at 5:43 pm

    Missy, check this out, it illustrates where to click the RSS option.

    Paula, you’re right- they’re kind of like omniscient programmers that don’t sleep. THANK YOU for the compliments on the image… I have way too much fun with that stuff!

  4. M Starr

    November 3, 2008 at 5:34 am

    Learn something new everyday. That looks like a very useful tool.

  5. Mary Pope-Handy

    November 3, 2008 at 9:21 am

    Hi Lani,

    That is a very helpful tip! I had relegated most of the google alerts to my gmail account (used mostly for listserves) but this is even better.


  6. Danilo Bogdanovic

    November 4, 2008 at 4:58 pm

    Great tip! I’ve been using it to keep an eye out for posts/articles with certain local keywords as well as my name and blogs for a while now.

    And thanks to Google Alerts, I caught a local blogger copying my content the other day.

  7. Kay Baker Wilmington NC Real Estate

    November 5, 2008 at 1:02 pm

    Yes, I have been using google alerts and love it to follow my favorite blogs.

  8. John Wake

    November 11, 2008 at 8:37 pm

    You can get a similar effect by going to and personalizing the page with your own search terms.

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