Sunday, January 25, 2009

Why do my Google alerts suck?

Someone in the industry told me to use them to keep tabs on stuff like werewolves and YA fiction, but they're not capturing anything worthwhile - often the results aren't even relevant! Is that common? Can anyone fix my boolean terms to get better results?

I'll take any suggestions I can get (and if you're not using Google alerts to keep track of stuff, a well-known publicist says to do it, so . . . go!)


Heidi Ayarbe said...

I'm not really sure what you mean!

Christine J. said...
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Christina Farley said...

I guess for me the best way I keep up with what is happening is my husband's students. They are always on the cutting edge of what's hot and what's not.