Steps to Setup Google Alerts for Specific Topics

Steps to Set up Google Alerts for Specific Topics

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If you often surf certain websites and want to keep a tab on them to get all the updates, then Google has the solution for it. Google provides a feature of Google Alerts which acts as notification service for certain kinds of news, web content, places and more. You can choose a keyword or your favorite topic on which you want to keep a tab on and Setup Google Alerts.  Google will notify you as and when it has results related to the same on the Internet. In this way, Google makes it easy.

In this post, we will talk about how to setup Google alerts & how to specify them to get relevant alerts for the topics that you have chosen.

So, let’s get started!

Why & How To Setup Google Alerts for Specific Topics

Google alerts make it possible to keep tabs on things on the internet which fancies you. Let’s say you want to put alerts on new Windows update, so whenever an update is launched or any changes are added, you will get an alert on your Gmail and that’s why you don’t miss out on anything related to your chosen topic.

Also, it helps you to curb your time spent on social media You can also cut down the time spent on social media and various news websites by setting up Google alerts, and here is how you do it.

How to Create Google Alerts?

Note: You can perform these steps on your mobile or laptop to create Google alerts.

1. Go to Google Alerts page on your browser.

2. Type the topic that you want to get alerts for in the search box.

Setup Google Alerts 3

3. To refine the alert, click Show Options.

Google Alerts (Show options)

4. Check out all the options to customize alerts as per your preferences. Once you have selected the preferences, click Create Alert button.

Create Alert

Now you will receive alerts related to a certain topic.

Also, you can set the delivery time of the alert. For that, you can click the Settings icon(gear-like) and select the delivery time.

Settings icon - Alert

You can also set to get all the alerts in one single email by clicking Digest. Once done, click the Save button to save these settings.

Digest - Google alerts

You can delete or edit to customize alerts by clicking on trash or pencil icon respectively, located beside your alert.

Delete alerts

Isn’t it easy? With these settings, you can now get all the alerts related to your favorite topics. The topics can be related to a natural calamity or your favorite celebrity, TV Shows, places to visit or gadgets that you like. It could be anything. Also, you can also limit the content and delivery time of the content.

What do you think? Have you already setup Google alerts? Which type of topic you want to set an alert for? Please share your thoughts in the comments section below.

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