Friday, May 14, 2010

Google Alerts

While I was reading Clark's Blog about how he didn't blog even once in April, Which is a cardinal sin in the rule of blog-a-lot-tonia, he mentioned a blog that he followed. So, like a good lemming, I followed his advise and jumped off the cliff and clicked on a link to an unknown blogger. As I was falling to my death and scanning down the page of this new blogger, I came across a post that mentioned Google Alerts. I've never tried google alerts so I wasn't sure what to expect. I quickly leaped from the blog, opened up a new google chrome tab and typed http://alerts.google.com to find out what it was all about. From what I can tell, it will run a search for you on a daily, weekly or monthly basis and send you an email of the search results. This "unknown" blogger stated that one of her friends searched for his name every day. When his name showed up on a blog, or webpage or whatever, he would know. I've decided to give it a test drive. I have setup an alert looking for my name. Now, I'll just put my name in this blog post several times to see if the alert finds this post.

Here we go:
clint carter
clint carter
clint carter
clint carter

3 comments:

Melinda said...

Now you need to post how many times Clint Carter came up on the blogosphere. We're dying to know.

analee hirschi said...

do you want me to put your name on my blog to see if it comes up???

Susan said...

I love the way you write on your blog. You have such a great sense of humor. So yes, you must alert us to how many time your name appears. What you really need to do is find out actually how many Clint Carters there are in the world. I went to get Blake and Estee's bridal registration and found out there were 3 other Blake Carters getting married this year. Interesting.