Google Alerts has CHANGED!!!

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As many marketers I choose to learn from recommend using this free tool, I thought a post regarding the latest change might be a useful, and thought-provoking thread...
Dear Google Alerts user,

We're contacting you because you have an alert of type Web. We've decided to retire Web alerts because (1) they are used by very few people and (2) an alert of type Everything will find the same results.

This week we'll be changing all alerts of type Web into alerts of type Everything. Your alert will continue to include results from all kinds of web sites.

You may receive more results after this change. If you find that you are getting too many results, you can change the "How often" setting to "once a day" or "once a week." You can also change your search query. You can do this on the alerts management page (, or by removing the alert using the link at the bottom of each alert email and creating it again with different settings.

We hope that you'll continue to find your alert useful.


Marcel Gordon
Product Manager, Google Alerts
Thoughts on the change, warriors?

Be Well!
ECS Dave
#alerts #changed #google
  • Profile picture of the author eaglechick
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    • Profile picture of the author KirkMcD
      Originally Posted by eaglechick View Post

      I just went through my google alerts today! Thx for sharing. It seems like they are now giga alert.
      I think you have an adware/trojan/virus redirecting you.
      Google alerts is just fine.
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  • Profile picture of the author KirkMcD
    Originally Posted by ECS Dave View Post

    Thoughts on the change, warriors?
    I've always used Everything. Why wouldn't you want everything?
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