Google Alerts to find Content Ideas
Most Newbies, usually will have difficulties when coming up with CONTENT IDEAS for their website. Well, you don’t have to worry, actually Google offers a free tool named Google Alerts that can help you find content ideas and also stay informed about what’s going on around your niche.
How does Google Alerts operate?
Google Alerts will send an email alert to you (For this purpose, you’ll need to set up a Gmail account), whenever a new content (news, blogs, webs, discussions, etc) around your niche has been published and indexed into Google.
As an example, let’s say that you want to do a search for a niche on Affiliate Marketing.
First step is go to www.google.com/alerts (home page), and type in the keyword “Affiliate Marketing”. Immediately below at the Alert Preview under the NEWS, you’ll see Google’s latest search results based on this keyword.
If you want Google to send you contents (news, blogs, webs, discussions, etc), relevant to the niche that you typed in, click on the dropdown of the Show options and you can choose the specifications of how you want the alerts to be sent to your email.
Note: Sources Automatic means a mix of all types of sources.
Then click on the Save Alerts button (bottom left), and it will appear on the Alerts Dashboard.
You can repeat this procedure, when you want other niches topics that you’ve selected to set up with Google for more alerts. Each alert has a pencil icon for going into settings and a trash can icon (on the right side), where you can delete the selected alert.
To avoid your email inbox being over-crowded, you better choose to receive all alerts in a single email. If you click on the gear icon in the upper right corner, a pop up will show up and permit you to choose and set how often and what time you want to receive your alerts.
Below you see the most recent alerts of Google based on the keyword “Affiliate Marketing” that I typed in.
By looking at what your competition and others in your niche have written on each of these alerts (news, blogs, webs, discussions, etc), you can come up with content ideas and also allowing you to keep up to date with what is happening around your niche recently.
Should you have any comments or questions regarding “Google Alerts”, please leave them below. I’ll be glad to be of any help …