Would like to use Google Alerts with my Google Apps account and manage via Google Reader. It appears that one can't associate a Google Alerts created/managed under a Google Apps account and send it to a "feed" the same way one can do this from a standard Google account. Wonder whether there is a way around this.


I just set myself up with a feed through my Google Alerts on my Google Apps account.

Here are the steps:

  1. Go to http://www.google.com/alerts
  2. Make sure you're signed in with your Google Apps account
  3. Setup your alert
  4. Choose Feed in the Deliver To section
  5. Allow the feed to be setup through your apps account google reader

The following steps are apply if you don't have your regular Google Reader account setup through your Google Apps account (I don't).

  1. Within your Google Apps account Reader area select the Alert feed
  2. From the Feed Settings drop-down choose View Details and Statistics
  3. Copy the feed address
  4. Sign in to your regularly used Google Reader account
  5. Click Subscribe
  6. Paste in the URL that you copied to your clipboard

Disclaimer: I have a paid for Google Apps for Business account. I don't know if this works for the free Google Apps accounts.

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  • Thanks Dez... I also have the for pay Google account. It turns out that the feed option was way down at the bottom of the list of various email aliases I have because I have multiple domains... – Kendor Mar 11 '12 at 21:14
  • @Kendor Hah! That one almost tripped me up as well. – Rebecca Dessonville Mar 11 '12 at 21:30

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