139 – Google Alerts

Down 17 places in. 2019

Google Alerts let you monitor the web for new content and receive notifications of new resources of interest to you.

Website: google.com/alerts
Cost:
Free.
Availability:
Online

Top 100 Tools for Personal & Professional Learning 2019: 77
Top 100 Tools for Workplace Learning 2019: 
Top 100 Tools for Education 2019: 

Past Overall Rankings
2018: 122    2017:  121    2016: –     2015: –      2014: –       2013: –   
2012: –         2011: –          2010: –    2009: 88    2008: 33    2007: 57


Comments from some those who selected Google Alerts as one of their Top Tools

  • “automating the news on selected topics” Volker Langer, Germany
  • “Google Alerts will repeat your good search strategy automatically and when results turn up Google will email you and include the annotated links in the message. It is like having a reliable research assistant!” Lissa Lord
  • “is very useful to track the web for news on matters of interest to me. It can also be displayed in a widget on my iGoogle page.” Guy Boulet
  • “I get regular alerts via email and this is the main way I keep up on elearning news. I haven’t got into rss yet and in the meantime this simple solution suits me well.” Rob Hubbard
  • “into my email box each day, provides me with links to articles, blog posts and so on according to my search terms. I have set up about 5 alerts and it is very manageable.” Elaine Talbert
  • “This is how I keep track of the topics I want to learn about through email updates of the relevant Google results. I also use it to monitor my own blog and websites.” Anastasia Prynikova

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