Tuesday Tip: Kudos for Google Alerts

by Alisa Michael

This is my first Tuesday Tip (I joined the team last Tuesday), so you might have to bear with me!  I have heard that in past blogs Google sometimes gets a “bad wrap.”  While I would never argue with those with more technical knowledge, I do know something that Google does well:  Google Alerts!

While preparing to start with Network 1, I began to research their clients. Beyond the normal resources such as company websites and LinkedIn, I wanted to be informed of important events that might occur.  Google is a handy tool:  whether used to monitor information being posted about your company, gather information on clients or keep up-to-date on industry research.

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Here is how to set up a Google Alert:

    1. Go to the website: https://www.google.com/alerts and Sign In with your Google account credentials (if you don’t have a Google account, set one up – it’s easy and free). 

    2. Enter what you would like to search: “Network 1 Consulting” – I use quotations to make the search more precise.

    3. Choose result type:  The available options are – Everything, News, Blog, Video, Discussions or Books.  I prefer to choose “Everything” because I catch more information.

    4. Choose frequency of alerts:  Depending on how frequently you would like to receive alerts (“As it Happens,” “Once a Day,” “Once a Week” are the three choices). I prefer “Once a Day”.

    5. Decide upon the filter:  “Only the Best” is the most refined search and “All Results” is the broader filter.  “Only the Best” seems to catch a good amount of information.

    Don’t forget to use David’s tip from a few weeks ago, Let Outlook Deal with Email, and set up a rule in Outlook so that these emails do not clutter your inbox!

    Network 1 Consulting is a 15-year-old, IT Support company in Atlanta, GA.  We become – or augment – the IT department for professional services companies: law firms, medical practices and financial services firms.  Our IT experts can fix computers – but what our clients really value are the industry-specific best practices we bring to their firms.  This is especially important with technology, along with regulations and cyber threats, changing so rapidly.  We take a proactive approach to helping our clients use technology to gain and keep their competitive advantage.


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Tony Rushin: In his role as VP of sales & marketing, he is responsible for hiring, managing and coaching the sales team and always staying on top of (and meeting) the needs of clients. Under his leadership, the company has steadily grown each year.

Network 1 designs, builds and supports the IT you need to run your business more securely, productively and successfully. Whether you want to outsource all of your IT needs to a reliable, responsive, service-oriented company, or need to supplement the work of your internal IT staff, we will carefully evaluate where you are now, discuss where you want to go and implement and support a plan to get you there with as little interruption as possible.

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