Thursday, December 09, 2004

Google Alert Me!

When Google came out with their News Alert feature, I immediately signed up to receive updates on Java technology and JBuilder the IDE I use for Java development efforts. This was sometime ago. I recently signed up for more alerts with the following keywords:
  • Blogging
  • Blogs
  • QiSoftware
The first two keywords enable me to get the latest news on blogging. I am currently looking at any number of areas related to blogging because I think it can help to promote my business and provide a networking avenue. These news alerts also enable me to keep my BusinessBlogs Group, links area and Blogging Articles List -- up to date.

I requested any news on the keyword "QiSoftware" because I wanted to know if I was news worthy, or I should say my company and what would be returned. To my surprise I get about one alert a day relating to "QiSoftware". These alerts are mostly forum posts that I have at some point submitted to various Forums. One or two have provided a link back to a post from this blog.

There are any number of ways to get feedback on your online business endeavors. Forums are a good way to get noticed. Not only from the stand point of news alerts, but also search engine results. To see your news, click Google News Alerts and request an alert.

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