Egosurfing: How to “google yourself” automatically with Google Alerts

A paranoid is someone who knows a little of what’s going on.
– William S. Burroughs
Google Alerts

Whether you call it egosurfing, egosearching, or vanity searching, you have probably tried “googling yourself” at least once.  That is, you typed your name into your favourite search engine to see what results appeared.

If you want to keep regular tabs on those search results, it can be a annoying to re-type your name each time.  To prevent writer’s cramp, you can turn to a free service called Google Alerts.  Google Alert provides automatic email updates on search results for keywords that you provide.

It is very easy to create a Google Alert for your name.  The instructions are below:

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