Track Your Writing With Google Alerts

Google Alerts are email updates of the latest Google results based on a “search term”. For example, I have a Google Alert set up for “Writer’s Residence” and get an email whenever a blog or website mentions that phrase.

Writer’s can also use Google Alerts as a handy way to see when their articles are published on websites. Susan Johnston at Urban Muse has this tip:

Here’s how to do it: Go to and create an alert for “Your name” For instance, I could set up an alert for by typing “Susan Johnston” Then, once I find a new article I’ve written, I bookmark it in Delicious for future reference.

Tip for Tracking Your Writing Online

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