Get Alerted by Google When You’re Mentioned Online
Gareth Andrews / 2 years ago
The internet is wide and vast, with everything from cute cat memes to your grandma’s “secret family” recipe. With everything online linked to something else and searchable through search engines, what can you do when someone wants to mention you? Google wants to help you keep track of these comments by giving you an email alert when you’re mentioned online.
Google Alerts is not a new feature, offering the ability to get flags for a lot of things since back in 2003 but these days people have forgotten about the feature. The new ability could change this by setting up alerts when you’re mentioned online with a variety of settings and filters to help avoid the spam when you get famous.
With everything from source types, languages and regions the new alerts can flag up whenever your name is mentioned online and with the ability to set up alerts for a provided name you could use the feature to keep track of your favourite gaming name or even a particular group name online. The new feature requires that google is allowed to track your web and app activity online before you get the widget at the bottom of your first search page asking for you to “stay in the loop”.
With the feature now live, what names are you going to be keeping track of? Will you be keeping track of your friend’s antics online or your favourite gaming group? Tell us how you’d use a feature like this.