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Google Alerts was a useful service that let you subscribe to one or more keywords and receive alerts by email whenever a new content was published related to these keywords. It still exists today but hasn’t been updated in a while and might be discontinued as happened recently to Google Reader. If you are or were a user of Google Alerts and were looking for a better alternative, check out Talkwalker Alerts.

It lets you subscribe to content (brand, news, topic etc) by keywords and receive alerts by email or to your RSS reader. It is free and easy to use. Simply enter the keyword (you want to receive alerts about), enter email and click “Create Alert”. Next, you will have to confirm your email to enable your created alert.

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Once you confirm your email, you can then create multiple alerts and manage them from a single dashboard. You can filter alerts by type (news, blogs, discussions), by language, by how often you want to receive them (once a day, once a week or as it happens) and whether you want to receive all alerts or only the best ones. It is not visible at first but the RSS feed is located to the left of each query (see image below). Click on the RSS icon to see the feed in your browser.

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Features:

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  • Alternative to Google Alerts.
  • Free, easy to use.
  • No registration or sign in required. Simply confirm email.
  • Receve alerts by email or RSS.
  • Filter alerts  by type (blogs, news, discussions), language and frequency.
  • Import/export alerts.
  • Enable/disable email delivery.
  • Related tools – Google Alerts, Listiti.

Check out Talk Walker alerts @ www.talkwalker.com

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