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Asking if I am signing on to another computer

On my cell phone I stupidly checked the box to be asked everytime another device is logging on to my Gmail account. Since my desktop polls all my email accounts periodically, I keep getting popups on ...
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Are these alerts sent by Google or is my account compromised?

I have subscribed for Google Alerts email messages, but when I analysed a message's security details it says that it's mailed by "alerts.bounces.google.com", signed by: "google.com". Why is it mailed ...
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Excluding a site from Google Alerts query

I've got a google alert setup as follows : "Example Company" OR "http://www.example.com/" -site:pinterest.com What I'm trying to achieve here is to get an alert for articles/content that: Feature ...
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Pause Google Alerts?

Is there any trick to pause Google Alerts? I want to disable them for some time. I see nothing in the (web) interface. Deleting and recreating them is not much fun. If I could backup and restore ...
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Filtering spam / scraped / auto generated sites from Google alerts

I use Google alerts to monitor our company name online, my alerts search query is: "Company Name" OR "company.com" -site:pinterest.com Recently we have seen a ton of spam sites crawling, article ...
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Cannot get Google Alerts to work

I've been fascinated by Google Alerts for a long time but it never seems to deliver alerts as expected. As a final test I created a second Google account (in case there was something wrong with my ...
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Is there any way to increase the maximum number of alerts in Google?

I'm getting the following error when I'm trying to add a new alert: You have already subscribed to the maximum number of alerts. You must delete one of your current alerts before you can create ...
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Exclude certain sites and subdomains from Google Alerts

Is there a way to exclude certain sites and subdomains from Google Alerts? At the moment there are a couple of sites and a couple of subdoamins of other sites that are throwing up false positives (...
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Google Alerts with site filters never return results, but normal searches do

I've got a few of Google Alerts set up based on a site. The alerts are set to "All results" (and not "Only the best results"). For example: password dump site:pastebin.com I use the above to track ...
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How to monitor a specific site with Google Alert

I want to use Google Alerts to search for a specific site with several interesting links: site: mysite.com However, I just want to monitor this site and no other sites and get the links which change ...
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Google Alerts error “There were no results” even though many results in Search

It seems like Google Alerts catches less results than an actual Google Search. For instance, try to create a Google Alert with a search query menuiserie thouars: You can see in the right panel: ...
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Google Alerts for images

We use Google alerts quite a lot to keep in touch with what's being said about our company, but what we’ve found really useful lately is using the reverse image search tool in Google Images to search ...
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How to create a citation alert for a paper without citation in Google Scholar

In theory, creating a citation alert with Google Scholar is easy. Search for the paper, click on the "Cited by X" link just below the result, scroll down and click on "Create alert", and finally ...
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Is the culprit the query or the delivery system when similar Google Alerts queries give different results?

We are building a system to analyze the results of Google Alerts for certain medical topics and are testing two different methods. Let's take the topics pregnancy and vaccines in Italian. Our methods ...
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Convert Google Scholar alert into RSS feed

I have created a Google Scholar email alert and I'm trying to figure out how to turn that into an RSS feed. Google Scholar alerts has no RSS feed option, unfortunately. Below is a picture of what the ...
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Google Alerts feeds don't work

I have a standard Google (Gmail) account, and logged in. Went to Alerts, and tried creating one. Couldn't choose Feeds as an option, only choice of where to send is the Gmail account I'm logged into. ...
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How can I use a quoted search on a Google Alert?

Lately my Google Alerts have been turning up less relevant results, and I realize that they seem to have stopped search for the phrase I entered and have started just giving results that include each ...
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How do I get Google Alerts into My Google Reader when I have a Google Apps Account? [closed]

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 ...
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Require exact matches for Google Alerts?

I've got a Google ego-Alert set up for "billpg". It keeps finding alerts for "Bill Page". Is there any way, please, to have an alert for exactly billpg and not Bill Page who I'm getting throughly sick ...
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How to configure Google Alerts for different languages?

How can I configure Google Alerts to send me alerts in different languages? At the moment it alerts me for a certain term only in Italian, that is my default language. But now I would like to ...
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Any good alternative to Google Alerts? [closed]

Google Alerts is a decent web application, and I use it for following some topics, but I receive one email pr. topic every day, and it's a bit hard to track. Are there any good alternatives, for ...