Learning more about Google Alerts & Google Blog Search

Google offers a lot more services except Searching and emailing. There are many services which even may or may be not used by you till now. In this whole new series I am going to discuss about almost all the Google services and products available currently.

The complete list of Google products are available under ‘even more‘ tab on Google.com.

In this first article of this series I discuss about two Google services:

  1. Google Alerts
  2. Google Blog Search

1. Google Alerts: Don’t want to miss any news, updates or any other relevant information on your favorite topics? Google Alerts is the right alerting service for you! Just subscribe about your favorite topic and get updates directly to your email account inbox as soon as they’ll get published over the internet.

To create an Alert you have to visit this page and have to fill up little query form regarding which content and how frequent you would like to get updated. The form will look like this:

  1. In first column provide the search terms for which you want to get updated. for e.g. Microsoft, Apple, iPhone etc.
  2. In second column provide the type of the information which you want, whether it will be news, blog posts etc. (choose everything if don’t want to miss any tiny piece of related info).
  3. In rest of the field provide the relevant information asked such as how frequently you want updates, your email address etc.

Google Alerts is one of its own kind of service and very helpful because it eliminates the need of refining the results about the information only which we want to speculate from the million of other results.

As like many other Google products Google Alerts is also in Beta phase. It only provides the results that are crawled by Google Crawlers or bots.

2. Google Blog Search: There are millions of blogs related to different interest areas, using Google Blog search you can search the most relevant content from the world of blogs. This service not only search Bloggers platform blogs but also provide results from blogs which use other kind of blogging platforms such as WordPress, Typepad etc.

Using blog search is as easy as we do a simple search. Just type your search query and click on search button and you’ll get the results from the blogs only. Now find your favorite Blogs easily.

Check out the FAQs about Google Blog Search.

In the next article I will share about more Google products of Search category.

Note: The list of Google products may differ according to the Domain you are using, for e.g. the list of products for Google.co.in are differ from list of Google.com.

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Nitin Agarwal is an MVP alumni and a Pro Blogger. He was awarded as Most Valuable Professional for 3 times by Microsoft in Windows Expert - Consumer category. He is immensely inspired by Bill Gates, Steve Jobs and APJ Abdul Kalam.


  1. TuneUp

    I think this series on all of the Google services and products is a great idea—people sometimes forget that it is more than just a search engine. Right now, I am using their email, chat, alerts and reader services. I’m looking forward to reading the rest of your posts to discover some new features that I haven’t used yet. I’m curious, do you have a favorite Google service?

  2. NitinA@TWC

    Thanks for the commment! I use many Google services as far as my favorite is concerned I like using search and Translate….

    Stay tuned for more!

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