+ Monday July 22nd, 2019

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You know you’ve done it, at some point everyone does. It’s ok, it’s normal, go ahead, go Google yourself. Apparently, Google feels people aren’t Googling themselves often enough, or perhaps they just want you to be aware of what’s being posted about you online?

Either way following a recent update, when you Google your name, and you’re signed in, not only will you be given a link to your “My Account, you will also be offered the option to “Stay in the loop”.

Stay in the loop

The link will show up on both the web and mobile searches and will take you to a pre-filled Google Alert.

stay in the loop alert

From there you can choose to customise your alert or set it to notify your nominated email account.

Controlling, or being aware of, what is posted about you, or at least your name, is becoming increasingly important these days, and not just for the nepotistic amongst us. Tools such as this may just make it easier to keep an eye out.

Will you be setting us a Google Alert fro your name? Let us know below.

Via: VentureBeat.

Duncan Jaffrey   Associate

Duncan Jaffrey

Duncan has been interested in technology since coding "Mary had a little Lamb" in Basic on his ZX Spectrum. A fan of all things Android, most days you'll find Duncan trawling the web for Android news or quietly editing away on Map Maker.

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