Google Alerts is a content change detection and notification service, offered by the search engine company Google. The service sends emails to the user when it finds new results — such as web pages, newspaper articles, blogs, or scientific research — that match the user’s search term. Wikipedia

How can Google Alerts help your organisation? 

  1. Helps you keep track of websites that are mentioning or using your organisation
  2. Helps you conduct industry-related research.
  3. Helps you with Donor research.
  4. GBV vicitims can use Google Alerts to track where their name is being used online and potentially help trace the origin of a cyberbully.

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How do I create an alert for my organisation?

    1. Start using Google Alerts by signing up here:
    2. In the box at the top, enter a topic you want to follow.
    3. To change your settings, click Show options. You can change: How often you get notifications | The types of sites you’ll see | Your language | The part of the world you want info from | How many results you want to see | What accounts get the alert
    4. Click Create Alert. You’ll get emails whenever we find matching search results.

How do I edit an alert?

  1. Go to Google Alerts.
  2. Next to an alert, click Edit Edit.
  3. If you don’t see any options, click Show options.
  4. Make your changes.
  5. Click Update Alert.
  6. To change how you get alerts, click Settings Settings and then check the options you want and click Save.

How do I delete an alert?

  1. Go to Google Alerts.
  2. Next to the alert you want to remove, click Delete Delete.
  3. Optional: You can also delete an alert by clicking Unsubscribe at the bottom of an alert email.

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