Google Alerts

Michael Payne | March 16th, 2007 | ,

As a small business monitoring what is being said about you or your competition is very important but it can be tricky. Typically each person wears a lot of different hats so staying on top of it can fall between the cracks. Web Analytics such as Index Tools or Google Analytics give you great information, but you can fall into information overload very easily.

I just stumbled across Google Alerts and signed up for an account. I’ll quickly find out if it’s overkill or valuable. Also, I’m curious to see how accurate it is…


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John is a co-founder, web designer and developer at Pelago. His blog posts are inspired by everyday encounters with designers, developers, creatives and small businesses in general. John is an avid reader and road cyclist.
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Michael is a co-founder and product architect at Pelago. His contributions stem from experiences managing the development process behind web sites and web-based applications such as Intervals. Michael drives a 1990 Volkswagen Carat with a rebuilt 2.4 liter engine from GoWesty.
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