Getting Started Guide
After visiting the Google Alerts home page, here's what to do:
1. Enter your queryEnter your query just as if you were doing a normal Google search. Get tips on writing good queries
3. Confirm the alert you have created
If you aren't signed in to a Google Account when you create an alert, Google will send you a verification email to prevent spam. Go to your email inbox, open the verification email and click the verify link to confirm your alert. If you can't find the verification email, check your spam folder.
If you are signed in to a Google Account when you create an alert, you don't need to confirm it.
That's it! Your alert is active, and you'll receive an email whenever Google Alerts finds new results for your search. Each email you receive contains a link to delete the alert, so you can cancel any time you want.
You may have noticed that Google Alerts has several other settings to help you customize your updates. Learn more about the "Type," "How often" and "Email length" fields in the "Advanced Options" section.