PC Doctor August 5, 2016

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Dear PC Doctor:

I have a small business.  I know that there are places online where customers review their experiences.  I heard there’s a way to get an e-mail message whenever the name of my business shows up online.  How do I do that?

     Signed, Joe

 

Dear Joe:

It may be that you are thinking about a “Google alert.”  A Google alert is a service you can sign up for, (with Google), which will send you an e-mail to let you know when Google finds new information on a topic of your choice.

To set up a Google alert, first log in to your Google account.  (If you don’t have a Google account, first go to google.com, click Sign in, then click Create account.)  Then, visit https://www.google.com/alerts on the internet.  In the search box on top, enter the name of your business (example:  Joe’s Pizza).  You will also be asked to enter your e-mail address.  Then, click CREATE ALERT.  Soon, you will start receiving e-mails containing mentions of your business!

I hope this helps.

Until next time,

Happy Computing!

   PC Doctor

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Posted: to Athol Library News on Fri, Aug 5, 2016
Updated: Fri, Aug 5, 2016

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