Turning Hour Tasks Into Minutes with Google Reader and Google Alerts

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  • Turning Hour Tasks Into Minutes with Google Reader and Google Alerts

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

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