May 20th, 2004

tetrap2

Google web alerts

I've been trying to work out exactly what Google Web Alerts achieve... I have a Google News Alert and Web Alert on a particular phrase, and the result is that I tend to get a News Alert for a news story, and then shortly after a Web Alert for the same news story.

Which is fairly redundant really.

However, so far as I can tell, there are new web pages appearing which contain the phrase, and which I never got a Web Alert for. I guess that's why Web Alerts is still listed as a "Beta" :)