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Create Persistent Searches and Monitor Specific Keywords with the Best Google Alerts Alternative: TalkWalker Alerts

Create Persistent Searches and Monitor Specific Keywords with the Best Google Alerts Alternative: TalkWalker Alerts | Content Curation World | Scoop.it



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If your Google Alerts is not working as it used to be and you are getting only a notification every once in a while, you not alone. In fact rumours say that Google Alerts may be dismissed soon and that its service is not actively maintained since quite a while.


Enter TalkWalker Alerts, a Google Alerts clone that replicates almost faithfully the Google tool original layout, UI and features.


If you are not familiar with this kind of tool, its key purpose is one of actively and persistently search for a set of keywords you specify and to report to you, via RSS/email of any instances of new content mentioning your selected keywords.


You can specify within what type of content these keywords need to be found (discussions, news, blogs, everything), in which language sites they appear, and how often and how many of the results found should be sent to you.


If you have used Google Alerts you will find yourself at home instantly, with the added ability to import your old set of alerts from Google. (Just login in your Google Alerts account, click on Export under your list of alerts, and then when you are in TalkWalkerAlerts click on Import. Voilà all your Google Alerts now work also here.)


As in Google you get both a RSS feed for each query / alert, as well as the possibility to receive email alerts as things happen or in a daily or weekly digest.


This is an excellent replacement for Google Alerts. Easy. Intuitive. Essential.



Free to use.


Try it out now: http://www.talkwalker.com/alerts



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Robin Good's comment, June 19, 2013 9:29 AM
No way. Mention is a great tool, and even better in some aspects, but it stops at 500 mentions of whatever you put it to search unless you pony up 19.99$/month.
trendspotter's comment, June 20, 2013 9:27 AM
Ok, I didn't reach that limit so far. Thanks for the info, Robin.
Guillemette Trognot's curator insight, August 21, 2013 11:33 AM

beaucoup de résulmtats proviennent de pays d'Europe du nord et de l'est

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Curator Tools: How To Create Persistent Searches and RSS Feeds on Bing Easily

Curator Tools: How To Create Persistent Searches and RSS Feeds on Bing Easily | Content Curation World | Scoop.it
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If you want to create a "persistent search", that is, a recurring search on a specific set of keywords, and obtain a RSS feed that you can subscribe to, here is how to do it:


Just append &format=rss to the end of the url to turn any search results page into an RSS feed automatically.





Even better, you can combine the RSS feed parameter with the search by time parameter that Bing makes available so that you will receive new sites entering the search results more frequently in your RSS reader.


Creating RSS feeds out of persisten searches can be particularly useful for news curators who want to monitor search engines on specific topics without having to manually go and perform those searches.



For more info: http://www.ghacks.net/2013/03/23/bing-create-search-result-rss-feeds/




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