Use Google Alerts to Stay on Top of Your Art Niche
If you are not familiar with, or have not used Google Alerts to monitor your art niche,
this article can be a very important new tool for you to use on a regular basis. Google
Alerts will help you monitor very specific sections and segments in your area of
expertise or it can be a great research tool for areas and subjects that you would like to
be involved with in the future.
Google Alerts will monitor all, or separately the following areas of the internet; news,
blogs, video and discussion groups and/or there is an “everything” tab which includes
all of them. The alert is based on your query, term or subject and the results can be
provided to you as it happens, once a day or once a week. The alerts can be received
in an email or in an RSS Feed. To benefit from this, you need to have a Google
account, it is free.
Here are a few things that you can do with Google Alerts to help push your art career
to the next level:
Google Alerts provides an artist with a way in which they can monitor their article
content once it has been published on the internet. This monitoring can be employed
in order to see if anyone is using their article content elsewhere. Possibly it is being
used somewhere else on the internet and the artist is not being given the proper credit
for the article or the links back to the artist have been disabled in this content.
The way in which this is done is to put into the alert section a sentence of the article
and Google will match that sentence or parts of that sentence and provide the link to
you. Google Alerts provides an excellent way in which to oversee and monitor the
artist’s written works.
By placing your name or company name, and even with misspellings, the artist is able
to monitor what is known as “reputation management”. This would provide to the artist
alerts whenever that name showed up or was used on the internet (good and bad).