We marketers need all the help we can get to stay on top of our niche’s so that we can stay on top of our make money online game.
A really cool tool that I just rediscovered called Google Alerts feeds me daily updates of all of the top action going on in my niche.
So lets say for instance that you wanted to stay on top of everything (or at least the important things) that are going on around the internet for “Ferrari 458 Italia Wheels.”
You’d go to http://www.google.com/alerts, type in the term that you want to stay on top of, along with the email address that you want the information sent to, and then you’ll get a daily/weekly digest of all of the important “Ferrari 458 Italia Wheels” content on the internet.
I use google alerts as a way to track the various players in my niche, as well as to hit up unsuspecting bloggers for a linky link.
Ways I use Google Alerts
- Ask people to link to my site.
- Reply to articles and leave a link to my site.
- Make video reply videos to people on youtube, and post my website link in the video description for seo benefit.
- Link to these articles from your website if relevant.
- Spy on competition.
So if you’re tired of researching your niche, and you want to be spoon fed by google, go set up some alerts.