Google Alerts

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Google Alerts
Type of site
Change detection and notification
Owner Google (Alphabet)
Registration Optional, E-mail address necessary
Launched August 6, 2003; 15 years ago (2003-08-06)
Current status Active

Google Alerts is a content change detection and notification service, offered by the search engine company Google. The service sends emails to the user when it finds new results—such as web pages, newspaper articles, blogs, or scientific research—that match the user's search term(s).[1][2] In 2003, Google launched Google alerts which were the result of Naga Kataru's efforts. His name is on the three patents for Google Alerts.[3]

Google reported the system was not functioning properly as of 2013: "we’re having some issues with Alerts not being as comprehensive as we’d like".[4] However, the service is still operational and completely accessible around the world.[5] Google Alerts continued to face critical performance issues and temporary regional unavailability but the Google technical support has been successfully addressing the reported issues by users on its official forum.[6]

See also


  1. ^ "What are Google Alerts?". Google. Retrieved 29 July 2014.
  2. ^ "How to Use Google Alerts for a Live Job Search". The Under Cover Recruiter.
  3. ^ "Naga Kataru created Google Alerts. Now he's an almond farmer". CNN. Retrieved 4 April 2016.
  4. ^ Hill, Kashmir (30 July 2013). "'Google Alerts' Are Broken". Retrieved 10 October 2016.
  5. ^ "Google searches, feeds, and alerts - Finance Help". Retrieved 2017-08-09.
  6. ^ "Google Groups". Retrieved 2017-08-09.

External links

  • Google Alerts website
  • Learn to Use Google Alerts
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