I monitor my site being mentioned or gaining back links through Google Alerts and up till the start of Caffeine received alerts twice or three times a week so not sure what changed maybe nobody loves my site anymore
I have seen a drop in my alerts too.
I'm the Product Manager for Google Alerts. Please send me a private message with the email address your alerts are sent to and the queries, and I'll look into it.
Marcel - Product Manager, Google Alerts
Now that's service - thank you Marcel!
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Is this related to all Google Alerts, or specific to an Alert for Google News or another service?
I have had the same trouble... no alerts for weeks. Thanks galertspm for letting me pm you...
I just got one!
We have about 100 daily alerts set up. The numbers coming through dropped on the 18th of March and never really recovered.
I guess, like organic SERPS, the free non-ad-covered alerts are not profit earning and therefore un-important anymore.
They got us in with all the free tools and features ... now we're at their mercy as there is no competition. They were allowed to buy them all up. You can't even get a good analytics service these days. My Urchin is pretty poor, but at least it's not Google ... kind of ... ;)
Strange to see this one because I thought it was me. We used to get two each day, I don't think I've seen one all week.
I've been getting them, but all of them of late are showing URL's from bing !?! [but under a different name. I doubt I can mention it here.]
Thanks all - I'll follow up on those who have sent me a message.
Regarding the volume of alerts, we've been tweaking Alerts from a quality point of view to try and avoid sending things that people aren't interested in. If you want more results, change the "Email length" setting for your alerts from "up to 20 results" to "up to 50 results" - you'll get more results with looser filtering.