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Turning Hour Tasks Into Minutes with Google Reader and Google Alerts

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Learn how to utilize Google Alerts and Google Reader to help keep you informed of news and information relating to your area of expertise and your clients' business.

Learn how to utilize Google Alerts and Google Reader to help keep you informed of news and information relating to your area of expertise and your clients' business.

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  • 1. Turning Hour Tasks Into Minutes
    Google Reader & Google Alerts
    By Michael Blachly
    Director of Client Development
    Looper Reed & McGraw, P.C.
  • 2. Using Google Reader and Google Alerts
    Makes Life …
    Simpler
  • 3. First - Setup a Google Account
  • 4. First - Setup a Google Account
    Complete the form to setup an account
  • 5. You Are Done!
    Welcome to Google
  • 6. ALERTS
  • 7. What Is Google Alerts
    Google Alerts is a monitoring service 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. Notifications can be sent by email, as a web feed or displayed on the users iGoogle page.
  • 8. Why Use Google Alerts
    • Track your Personal Brand (aka your name)
    • 9. Track your company’s name
    • 10. Track your clients’ names
    • 11. Track your clients’ company names
    • 12. Track your clients’ industries
    • 13. Track news
    • 14. Track news on legal cases
  • How to Setup Google Alerts
    Go to: http://www.google.com/alerts
  • 15. How to Setup Google Alerts
    Search Term: What I am Looking For.
    Type: What type of information am I seeking (news articles, blogs, video clips, discussion forums or everything).
    How Often: How often do I want to receive updates on my searches.
    Volume: Do I want everything the search finds or only the best results
    Deliver to: Do I want it emailed to me or sent via an RSS feed (see latter portion of presentation)
  • 16. How to Setup Google Alerts
    (using "Piggly Wiggly" as my Search Term)
  • 17. How to Setup Google Alerts
    (using "Piggly Wiggly" as my Search Term)
  • 18. How to Setup Google Alerts
    (using "Piggly Wiggly" as my Search Term)
  • 19. Blogs, RSS & Google Reader
  • 20. Why Read Blogs?
  • 21. What Blogs Should I Read?
    Answer – Anything You Want
    (news, legal trends, business development tips, fun reading)
  • 22. Problem: You Spend Hours Going to Blog Sites
    YOU
  • 23. Solution: Use An RSS Reader (Like Google Reader)
    One-Stop-Shop
  • 24. GoogleReader
    A Central Point For All Your Blogs
  • 25. Advantages of GoogleReader
    • It is a One-Stop-Shop for all Your Blogs
    • 26. You Only See News Posted Since Your Last Visit
    • 27. It can be Archived (And Organized)
    • 28. You can View It at Home, Work or on Your Phone
  • How to Setup Google Reader
    Go to: http://www.google.com/reader
  • 29. How to Setup Google Reader
  • 30. How to Setup Google Reader
    (subscribing to emedialaw.com)
    Option 1
  • 31. How to Setup Google Reader
    (subscribing to emedialaw.com)
    Option 2
    Any site with RSS Feeds will have this button visible in your browser
  • 32. How to Setup Google Reader
    (subscribing to emedialaw.com)
    Option 2
    Any site with RSS Feeds will have this button visible in your browser
  • 33. How to Setup Google Reader
    (subscribing to emedialaw.com)
    DONE!
  • 34. You Can Read Google Reader
    on Your Phone Too
  • 35. Google Reader and Google Alerts
    Will Make You More Efficient and Smarter
  • 36. Thank You!
    Michael Blachly
    Director of Client Development
    Looper Reed & McGraw