homepage Welcome to WebmasterWorld Guest from 54.166.8.138
register, free tools, login, search, pro membership, help, library, announcements, recent posts, open posts,
Pubcon Platinum Sponsor 2014
Home / Forums Index / Google / Google SEO News and Discussion
Forum Library, Charter, Moderators: Robert Charlton & aakk9999 & brotherhood of lan & goodroi

Google SEO News and Discussion Forum

    
Are Google alerts supposed to be in real time? 22 hours delays normal?
Oimachi2




msg:4595200
 4:13 am on Jul 22, 2013 (gmt 0)

I've set up Google alerts and sometimes it takes almost a whole day before they show up....

I use it for finding Gigs and by the time the alert shows up there are already dozen of bidders...

Is this normal?

Is there anything else out there that will work in real time?

 

renomart




msg:4595229
 7:05 am on Jul 22, 2013 (gmt 0)

In the Google Alert drop-down box titled: How often, select "As it happens"

Oimachi2




msg:4595235
 7:24 am on Jul 22, 2013 (gmt 0)

Of course I selected "as it happens" !

They are NOT coming in real time, everything is delayed.

Anybody experience the same?

turbocharged




msg:4595289
 10:29 am on Jul 22, 2013 (gmt 0)

It's quite normal for the alerts to be delayed as Google must first crawl and process the pages it finds. Besides the delay, the number of results returned by Google is rather thin. That's why I quit relying solely on Google Alerts and opted to use a different service that not only sends results to my E-mail faster, but actually includes many of the pages that Google ignores. Especially for reputation management, it's important that nothing is overlooked.

netmeg




msg:4595298
 10:54 am on Jul 22, 2013 (gmt 0)

Yea, sometimes it's days and days. I just saw one for 4th of July. You just can't depend on them for anything critical.

Global Options:
 top home search open messages active posts  
 

Home / Forums Index / Google / Google SEO News and Discussion
rss feed

All trademarks and copyrights held by respective owners. Member comments are owned by the poster.
Home ¦ Free Tools ¦ Terms of Service ¦ Privacy Policy ¦ Report Problem ¦ About ¦ Library ¦ Newsletter
WebmasterWorld is a Developer Shed Community owned by Jim Boykin.
© Webmaster World 1996-2014 all rights reserved