How do you search news about the Philippine stock market? How do you find stock-specific news? Let’s say you have Ayala Corporation (AC). How do you find news specific to Ayala Corporation? How do you find them for free?
Like many, maybe you go to Google and type any of the following search strings:
- Ayala Corporation
- Ayala Corporation stock
- Ayala Corporation news
- Ayala Corporation analysis
- AC analysis
- AC technical analysis
Today, I’d like to teach you another way on how to automatically receive email alerts about a specific stock or the stock market in general. These email alerts contain links
These email alerts contain links to blogs or news articles on any topic you’d like to be alerted with straight to your Gmail email account.
How does that sound to you? Would you like to know how to receive automatic email alerts for free?
I’d like to introduce Google Alerts!
I operate a content writing business. Our writers are using Google Alerts in order to be notified about the latest buzz on the topics they’re writing about.
For example, if one of our writers is writing topics about the Federal Reserve, she receives a Google Alert in her Gmail email account every time Google detects newly-published news articles that talk about the Federal Reserve. Google Alerts was made available in 2003.
I guess you need to see the steps, with screenshots, so you don’t feel like I’m teaching you how to fly Apollo to the moon.
Step 1: Go to https://www.google.com/alerts.
Step 2: Sign in with your Gmail email account.
Step 3: Create an alert. How? Type a word or phrase that you’d like to be alerted with. I’d like to receive email alerts for Ayala Corporation so I’ll type “Ayala Corporation”. After entering your keyword, an Alert Preview will appear.
Step 3: Click “Show options”.
Step 4: The values of the dropdown boxes you see below are my preferred settings.
You may adjust the settings to your liking. The options are self-explanatory. Once you’re done choosing the settings you like, click the CREATE ALERT button.
- Be precise with the keyword you’ll enter for your Google Alert. Don’t write a long sentence. If you’d like to receive Google Alerts about Ayala Corporation, simply type “Ayala Corporation” or Ayala Corporation.
- Use double quotes (“ “) if you’re searching for a group of words together. For example: “Ayala Corporation”
- Use the “site:” operator if you’d like to limit Google Alerts’ search on a specific website. For example, if you want to be notified by Google Alerts every time I post an article about Ayala Corporation on my website, you need to type this in the Alerts box: Ayala Corporation site:jayceedeguzman.com
That’s it! You’re all set. You may also setup your Gmail account in your smartphone so you’ll receive notifications on your phone when you receive your Google Alerts for the keyword or keywords you entered. You don’t have to manually search for news now.
Did you learn a new thing today? Let me know in the comments.
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