How to Set Up Google Alerts for Podcast Ideas

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It’s never been easier to get ideas for your podcast episodes thanks to Google Alerts. Watch the videos to learn how to set one up, and then create your own.

Video Transcription

Hey everyone! This is Ashley with Podcasting! In this video, we’re sharing how to set up Google Alerts to come up with more podcast ideas for your show.

What is a Google Alert? Essentially it’s an email you will receive whenever something you’re interested in is being talked about online.

Once you’ve set up an alert, Google will monitor the web for new content related to that topic. Then they’ll create a digest of all the latest links mentioning it and email it to you so you can read more if you choose to.

Here’s how to set one up:

First, head over to here:

In the box at the top of the page, you’ll then enter the topic you want to follow such as our example of Classic Cars.

After you have chosen your topic, click the “Show Options” button for additional settings like how often you’ll get notifications, the types of websites you’ll see, your language, the region of the world you want alerts from, and how many results you’ll receive.

From there, just add an email address to send the alerts to. Then, click “Create Alert” and the alerts will begin coming to your email automatically.

Now that you have set up your alerts, you’ll have fresh podcast ideas on your topic delivered regularly. That’s all there is to it. Thanks for watching!

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