Friday, July 01, 2005

Web Alerts

Gosh! So many things have been happening in the world of search engines (i.e. Google and its competitors) that I'm simply too overwhelmed to post about everything. So I won't. Go to Nathan for that.

Anyway, here's something I think is more useful than overhyped new releases: You can now be alerted of updates to certain Web Search queries through Google's Web Alerts. Just type in the search terms (e.g. link:hackmybrain.blogspot.com), choose "Web" (or "Web & News", if you want) from the drop-down list, and you'll be notified through email everytime a new entry appears in the search results for those terms (in the case of the example I gave above, I'll be notified everytime Google Search detects a new page linking to my blog).