"Google Alerts have become a critical part of my business from brand monitoring to topic monitoring, but it may be going away."
|Scooped by Robin Good|
After Google Reader, Feedburner and Google Alerts may be the next sacrifical offerings by Google to the social gods in order to gradually replace those tools with the features available within the G+ ecosystem.
Mine are only speculations for now, but there seem to be enough evidence if you look at how Google Alerts has performed recently or when it was last time that Feedburner was updated. and when they have been updated last to at least consider that Google may soon put both of them to rest.
SEO expert Danny Sullivan has recently reported on SearchEngineLand: "One of Google’s oldest features is Google Alerts, where you can enter keywords you want to monitor and get an email report each day about any new search results that match those terms. It was awesome; but for several weeks, it’s become nearly useless."
So, if you are going to lose also Google Alerts what alternatives are available for you?
Jeremy Floyd looks at this specific issue on his blog and bring back some useful info on eight alternative tools / services you can use right now to get, at least in part, what Google Alerts has been providing you (for free) until now.
Informative, resourceful. 7/10