A little over a week ago, Google announced it would be shutting down Google Reader and several of its other services. Now there’s some speculation that Google Alerts is next to get nixed from the tech giant’s offerings. Google Alerts, which notifies users every time new search results appear for any keyword they want to track, is a favorite among journalists, entrepreneurs, and marketers.
In recent months, reports have surfaced that the valuable service has stopped delivering. While we hope the keyword-tracking platform won’t follow in Google Reader’s footsteps, here are several helpful alternatives to the alerts service: