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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.
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 :)
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.