Managing multiple, daily Google searches
April 5, 2014 6:22 PM Subscribe
Let's say there are a whole bunch of websites and I want to know when they use a certain phrase. Each day, I need to check and see if certain phrases appear on the website. Right now, I have a whole bunch of Google searches saved and I check each one in turn. Surely there is an easier way!
posted by synecdoche to Computers & Internet (8 answers total) 3 users marked this as a favorite
Okay, so I need to monitor a wide variety of news sources to see if they mention certain key phrases. Right now this is done by checking a bookmarked search each day. That is, there are x sites that I need to search, so I have x bookmarks that take me directly to the search results for those websites to see if the key words have popped up. Every day, I visit every one of those bookmarked search results to see if the phrase has appeared.
An additional wrinkle: different sites may be targeted for different words.
This does the job, but surely this can be made more efficient. Google Alerts, maybe? But I am hoping to avoid having to create fifty different Alerts and then wade through it all in email. (There are typically a lot of false positives in the search.) I think it used to be that I could channel the Google Alerts into Reader, but now that Reader no longer exists, that's probably not an option.