Ever wondered how you might get an RSS feed of a Google search? Well, its pretty simple to be honest – and enables a whole plethora of options for reputation management – especially when combined with a Google search. So how do you get the data? Well it is a relatively underused feature of Google alerts. Instead of sending the alert to an email address, you can now send it to a feed.
1) Login to Google alerts
Select delivery to a feed for your terms:
2). Select the feed icon to send to your feed reader.
You can see from this alert that I’m setting up a feed for the people who favourite my Tweets. See Justin Park’s post on what terms you need to punch into Google to do that, although this may take a bit of time to come through, it adds another string in the bow to my DIY reputation monitor – as i’ll be able to see which tweets people favourite around my brand / name. If you want to do the same – simply change the name of Twitter account to your own rather than @webireland.