I am a great fan of Google alerts and have been using them for several years to find news to share with fellow genealogists via my blog, Twitter and lately Google+. I have a number of alerts for general and Australian genealogy and android genealogy news plus alerts for the uncommon surnames in my tree. Vanity causes me to have alerts for Geniaus, GeniMates and Jill Ball Genealogy.
|A few of my alerts|
From the options on offer I have selected All results for some alerts and Only the best results for others. I have been constantly underwhelmed by the number of alerts that arrive even for those alerts for which I have selected All results. I know that Geniaus is mentioned in blogs and on Twitter each day yet only on rare occasions do these mentions appear in my Google Alerts!
If you are not using Google Alerts I suggest that you should be but be aware that the results may not be as comprehensive as one might expect.
What has been your experience with Google Alerts?