Google Alerts is by far one of the best google services available. I have been using it for about a year now and believe that all businesses, companies, ministries and churches should use it to monitor their brands. There’s no reason to continue Googling yourself, your business or your ministry, you can now just setup a Google alert and anytime your brand is mentioned online, you will receive an alert/email.
Here’s how it works:
Go go http://www.google.com/alerts For Search query: Type in the name of your business or church or the phrase that you want to monitor For Result Type: Choose Everything For How often: Choose how often you want to be alerted (once a day is good) For How many: Choose only the best results Deliver to: Input your email address
Finally, click on the red “Create Alert” button and you will be taken to your alerts page where you can see and manage all your alerts. I currently manage all my brands, my name and my books and find this tool to be extremely useful.
For example, I just found out that a college was using The iChurch Method in their 2013 curriculum. Thanks Google Alerts!!