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Setting Up Google Alerts

I am posting this as I received a question from another ActiveRainer about how to set up Google alerts. And I am sure it has been posted before.

I have a Google alert set up for my own name, Newport Beach Real estate - and related topics to real estate in my area.

This is a great opportunity to find out what people are searching for and what comes up when they do. Also - it is a great opportunity to see how fast Google finds your blogs (I find this very interesting!).

So here goes -

1. Type in google alerts in your browser . . .

2. Or type in in the address bar

Then - the Google alert page will ask you for your search terms - set up multiple accounts. I personally google my name and real estate related items in Newport Beach.


Then enter your email address and how often you want to receive it - and that is it . . .

I receive emails daily from what I have set up.

Please let me know if you have any other questions.

Begin your Newport Beach Luxury Home Search today, and find information about Newport Beach Real Estate here. 



Sharon Paxson REALTOR®










Comment balloon 22 commentsSharon Paxson • February 21 2008 10:25PM


I've had that very question Sharon! You've been bookmarked!  Thanks for the info.



Posted by Debe Maxwell, CRS, Charlotte Homes for Sale - Charlotte Neighborhoods ( | The Maxwell House Group | RE/MAX Executive | (704) 491-3310) over 11 years ago
How do the alerts work? What info do you get?
Posted by Michael Creel (InActive Agent) over 11 years ago
Thanks for the info ...didn't know about Google alerts I'll set that up and see what transpires.
Posted by Alan Brown, 29 Years of Real Estate Experience . (Coldwell Banker Montrose Colorado) over 11 years ago

Thanks so much for the information.

Posted by Yvette Sloan, "Clients First" (Yvette Sloan, Broker) over 11 years ago
This looks great, I'm going to look into it.  Thanks for sharing.
Posted by Joseph Lang, Home Inspector, Southern California (Pillar To Post Professional Home Inspection) over 11 years ago
That's some great information, thank you!!! You can learn something new everyday on AR!
Posted by Jim Albano, Team - Jean-Marie Vantuno / Realtors North Jersey Real Estate (Prudential Damiano Realty ) over 11 years ago
Great info thanks for the post! I am looking into it
Posted by Richard Perkins (R PERKINS REALTY) over 11 years ago
Thanks, I will try that!!!
Posted by Virginia Parker, Magnolia Texas Real Estate (Realm Real Estate Professionals-Magnolia) over 11 years ago
Thanks for the advice, I wasn't aware of this service and plan on trying it out.
Posted by Dick Betts, National Speaker to the Real Estate Industry (Dick Betts National Speaker) over 11 years ago
That sounds pretty nifty!  I'll have to check it out.  Thanks many bunches!
Posted by Kent Simpson, Real Estate Is About People (Realty One Group Mountain Desert) over 11 years ago

Outsatnding. I didn't know about the use for this. So thank you for posting.



Posted by Bill Darnell (Coldwell Banker Bain) over 11 years ago
Thanks for sharing that tip, Sharon. I'm fairly new on AR but am truly enjoying the spirit of sharing.  I'm going to set up my Google Alert right now!
Posted by Laura Burghardt (W. M. Campbell Real Estate) over 11 years ago
Sharon, thank you!  I don't think I have seen a post that explains this...thanks!
Posted by Deborah Burns ~ Seattle Real Estate Agent (Realty Executives -BRIO) over 11 years ago

Thanks for sharing the tip. 

 I have seen this before but never used it.

Posted by Chris Frantz (EDU Real Estate Group) over 11 years ago

Michael - you will get about whatever Google finds. I sometimes receive blog entires, local articles about real estate, and my name and it lists some of the directories I am in.

Thank you all for posting . . . and keep in touch!


Posted by Sharon Paxson, Newport Beach Real Estate (Compass) over 11 years ago

Hi Sharon Paxson  I must have done something wrong when I set mine up as I get every other Hannah Williams except me..... maybe you have the answer ?  Congrats for being Features by Carol Williams  second chance Saturday

Posted by Hannah Williams, Expertise NE Philadelphia & Bucks 215-953-8818 (Re/Max Eastern inc.) over 1 year ago

Thanks. I did this once years ago, but should do it again.

Posted by Marte Cliff, Your real estate writer (Marte Cliff Copywriting) over 1 year ago

I love google alerts. This was a wonderful tip.

Posted by Kat Palmiotti, The House Kat (Grand Lux Realty 914-419-0270 (NY),, (MT) 406-270-3667, more information to be provided shortly) over 1 year ago

Great post! I have not done it but will now. Thank you.

Posted by Jeff Stevens, Jeff Stevens REALTOR®/Associate Broker (Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices New Mexico Properties) over 1 year ago

Hi Sharon

Great tutorial for those not already using Google Alerts, but who should. They are a big help...I have a bunch of them and have had for years. Probably need to re-evaluate and edit some.


Posted by Jeff Dowler, CRS, The Southern California Relocation Dude (Solutions Real Estate ) over 1 year ago

Great post!  It's critical to see whatever is posted.  Good and bad.  

Posted by Jan Green, HomeSmart Elite Group, REALTOR®, EcoBroker, GREEN (Value Added Service, 602-620-2699) over 1 year ago

Did not know how to get google alerts.-Now I do.

That is great information.


Posted by John Wiley, Lee County, FL, ECO Broker, GRI, SRES,GREEN,PSA (Right Move Real Estate Group- EXP Realty) over 1 year ago

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