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You can get emails when new results for a topic show up in Google Search. For example, you can get info about news, products, or mentions of your name.

Create an alert

  1. Go to Google Alerts.
  2. In the box at the top, enter a topic you want to follow.
  3. To change your settings, click Show options. You can change:
    • How often you get notifications
    • The types of sites you’ll see
    • Your language
    • The part of the world you want info from
    • How many results you want to see
    • What accounts get the alert
  4. Click Create Alert. You’ll get emails whenever we find matching search results.

Edit an alert

  1. Go to Google Alerts.
  2. Next to an alert, click Edit Edit.
  3. If you don’t see any options, click Show options.
  4. Make your changes.
  5. Click Update Alert.
  6. To change how you get alerts, click Settings Settings and then check the options you want and click Save.

Delete an alert

  1. Go to Google Alerts.
  2. Next to the alert you want to remove, click Delete Delete.
  3. Optional: You can also delete an alert by clicking Unsubscribe at the bottom of an alert email.

Fix problems getting or seeing alerts

Step 1: Check what account you’re logged onto
  1. Go to Google Alerts.
  2. Check the Google Bar for your current account.
  3. If you’re not on the correct account, click your profile image and then Sign Out.
  4. Sign in with the correct account.
Step 2: Check your alert’s settings
  1. Go to Google Alerts.
  2. If you see a message that says your alerts have been disabled, click Enable.
  3. In the "My Alerts" section, click the alert you want to see results for.
  4. To check your email address and settings, click Show options.
Step 3: Check your email settings

If you followed the steps above and you still aren't getting new alerts, check your email account:

  • Make sure your inbox isn't full.
  • Make sure Google Alert emails aren't going to your spam folder. If you use Gmail, add googlealerts-noreply@google.com to your contacts.
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