Tuesday, December 05, 2006

Another cool thing about Google Alerts

After the post last week about Google Alerts, which was suppose to be titled Google Alerts are better than ever, a thought occurred to me. I use Google Alerts to tell me when someone linked to our blog. I tried this out and it worked!

If you want to try this out, go to the Google Alert site and enter:

Search terms: link:your-blog
Type: Comprehensive
How often: once a day
Your email: your email

It is important that the field for "Search terms:" has the key work "link:" This is what tells Google that you are looking for a site that has recently linked to you. After you click on "Create Alert" you'll get an email asking for confirmation. Give the confirmation, and then every time Google notices that someone has linked to you Google will send you an email.


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5 comments:

Phil said...

Thanks! That was cool.

JAron said...

So many new tools - so little time.
Thanks a bunch!

blue thistle books said...

What a great idea! I'm going to try it out right now.

Alasandra said...

Thanks for the tip.

Shannon said...

Thanks for the tip! I use Google alerts but didn't know they offered this nifty tool.