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Create Alerts in Google


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Using Alerts allows you to pinpoint specific search queries and receive the results in your email or RSS feed every day or every week. It is very relevant to monitor specific topics related to a project you are working on, understand what your competitiors are doing (if you are a Compensation consultant), get updated on industry news in a specific country etc...).

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Create Alerts in Google

  2. 2. In any Google product, select More> Even more at the top and gethere : © Sandrine Bardot and 2012
  3. 3. Step 1 - easy search query –Use : Quotes symbol around words to get these words exactly in that order, excluding synonyms and variations The – sign to exclude certain words :  eg Eiffel –Tower will exclude results about Eiffel that mention the famed Tower (note there is no space after the – sign) site: with site name (eg to include or exclude results from specific sites Use basic boolean search such as AND, OR and () © Sandrine Bardot and 2012
  4. 4. Step 2 : results type : selectwhere/which kind of data you want © Sandrine Bardot and 2012
  5. 5. Step 3 : How often : as it happens,once a day, once a week © Sandrine Bardot and 2012
  6. 6. Final step : how many anddelivery I recommend choosing “only the best results” as it reduces the number of results to something manageable. As far as where you can receive the results of the alerts, decide based on what suits you best : either in your Reader, or in your email. Click Create Alert and you’re done © Sandrine Bardot and 2012
  7. 7. Want to know more ? On my blog, I share Excel, social media, presentation and other useful “technical” tips for Compensation & Benefits and HR professionals, every other Sunday. I also cover C&B topics and career advice the rest of the week. Feel free to check it out and subscribe by email or RSS. Find out more about me and why I started this blog. © Sandrine Bardot and 2012