Using Google Alerts to find social media content feels a little like cheating… It just makes everything so easy! Once you get the hang of setting up good search terms, you can get a curated list of articles sent right to your inbox – no scrambling to find great social media content.

Here’s a handy video that walks you through how to create a new Google Alert.

The real magic happens when you refine your search terms to only get fantastic relevant content.

Here are a few examples of how to refine your search:

  • To limit your search to an exact phrase use quotations marks. “I love coffee” will only pull articles with the exact phrase “I love coffee.”
  • If you only know some of the words within a phrase use an asterisk within the quotations. For example, if I wanted to publish articles about the best places in Denver I could do the following search:
    “Best * in Denver”
  • If you want to weed out certain words use “-“. If I create a general alert for Vireo Media, I’ll get a lot of notifications about birds, but I could remove all articles about birds by writing my search like this:
    Vireo Media -bird -birds -ornithology
    By putting a minus in front of a word, I can remove any articles with those words.

What is your favorite way to find social media content? Tweet me @VireoMedia to let me know!

Hey, @VireoMedia you should try this tool for finding social media content:Click To Tweet

 

Katie Davidson

Digital marketing strategist, and website designer. My mission is to help business owners succeed with digital marketing strategies that work.

View all posts

Add comment

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

Katie Davidson Owner of Vireo Media

Hi, I'm Katie!

I’m passionate about helping your businesses succeed. Whether your ready to hire a professional, or you’re just starting out, I want to help you find the tools you need to succeed.

Social Media Planning Calendar

Get a copy of my Free Social Media Planning Calendar