Google Alerts is one of Google's hidden powerful tool that keep you updated by tracking all the interesting topics, or anything new that appears on the web. If you're not using it already, here are a few creative ways to get started with it.
Google Alerts is very useful for those that want to get latest update on web, especially bloggers who are always busy looking for an article to write about and post it at the right time for their readers.
Another amazing thing with Google Alerts is to keep track of how often people are talking about you on the web and what they're saying. If you add your name or your blog in your alert page you will be notified when someone say anything about you.
With Google Alert you will Stay up to date on News from far away from you, if you don't want to moved away from your hometown but still you wants to know what's going on in in some areas, Google Alerts can help you with that too. All you need to do is to modify the search terms for the name of your hometown, your home country, or if you want really specific results, your zip code. Like any Google search, you can add as many search terms as you like to narrow the results, and put long names in quotes to get exact matches.
How to set up Google Alerts
Go to http://www.google.com/alerts/ where you’ll see this page
And you will see the search box to create your keyword alert so that anything appears on web about it you will be notified through your mail box.
Then type the keyword you want to be alert about it when is entered web. Eg. Android.
Click on Create Alert when you are done with your settings
And you finally create Google alert and you will start receiving alert update directly to your mail box.