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Triggering a Google Alert - road maps to success?

 7:40 pm on Apr 9, 2007 (gmt 0)

I am a newb to the forum as a poster but a long-time reader. I am looking for advice from someone that has successfully gotten their site content / articles to show up on google alerts for a specific keyword. We have a client where a win for them would be to show up under their main keyword anytime an article is posted.

I know the name of the game is to be a content authority and be regualarly spidered.

If you have a road map of what you had done and how to best go about it, I would greatly appreciate it.




 9:11 pm on Apr 9, 2007 (gmt 0)


google alerts are mostly for news articles / press releases. Thus, write a news article and/or press release with the keywords you're going after and submit them to newswires (free or paid). Make sure the keyword is there, but don't spam it.. just try to make it interesting and you're sure to get an alert. I get them all the time.

Articles get spidered and linked but they shouldn't get google alerts really.

oh yeah make sure your email is set up to receive the alert you are looking for :)



 9:25 pm on Apr 9, 2007 (gmt 0)

Set up an alert for your site's address -- http://www.example.com

We do that and you will see where links come from daily.

[edited by: tedster at 5:33 pm (utc) on April 11, 2007]
[edit reason] switch to example.com - it can never be owned [/edit]


 2:03 pm on Apr 10, 2007 (gmt 0)

ahh thanks trinor - i had mine set up to only see news.. i went back and changed our domain alert to comprehensive. I feel kinda stupid!


 3:53 pm on Apr 10, 2007 (gmt 0)

Its also a great tool to find proxy sites and scraper sites. Let google inform you when your site has been scraped or copied.


 1:14 am on Apr 11, 2007 (gmt 0)

trinorthlighting, any suggestions for how to setup such alerts (specific keywords, sections, etc)?


 2:19 am on Apr 11, 2007 (gmt 0)

You can take a sentance from your home page that is unique. That will help you find scrapers.


 3:42 pm on Apr 12, 2007 (gmt 0)

Thanks for the replies... I do understand that Google alert is for News PR and Blogs. But how do you get a news site(our site, provides specific indusrty news) to show whenever new content is added to the site.

I see other sites that are not PR releases and blogs being found in the alerts when they have new content pertaining to the alert keyword.

We just want to be one of those sites as well.


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