Google Alerts are awesome. If someone wants to be notified about anything online that interests them, like your name, your ebook, your download page or a subject that appeals to you, Google will send an immediate notification of that as soon as it’s discovered. This usually happens within 24 hours of an online posting. It can be a blog entry, a forum comment, an article or a webpage. It’s an incredibly valuable tool and also free.
Here’s an alert I got this morning, and I was very grateful that some nice person posted this.
Or if someone is illegally sharing my ebooks or download page URL online, I can find out about that too.
For keeping up to date with anyone online who might be talking about you or a subject of your interest, Google Alerts are the way to know about it. And if you plan to sell ebooks, then it’s an absolute must.