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How To Set Up A Google Alert: Tips For Baby Boomers

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Did you know that there is a simple way to make sure you keep up on all the newest and greatest information about your niche?  This one comes straight from Google and in this post I wanted to share a few tips about how you can set up your own Google Alerts.  Oh, this is a free service any of us can use.

But first of all, what is a Google Alert?  Believe me, it’s a good thing; it’s not something that you get in your inbox saying that you’ve run afoul of this search engine giant.  An Alert, in this case, actually brings good news and…even better…it’s news that you have requested!

This isn’t a David and Goliath story but, rather, a Goliath that helps David…and it’s a true story.

Sometimes it’s difficult to find information for your website or, even, to know what next to write about.  Through their alerts, Google will notify you of new posts and the latest news according to what they view as relevant.

So let’s get into it…

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Basic Blogging Don’ts

Basic Blogging Don'tsThere are so many things that any one of us can do to make our websites unappealing or just outright wrong.  By focusing on just the negative in this post I’m hopeful that you will come to realize what are some basic blogging don’ts.

Have you ever had someone tell you not to do something and you go ahead and do it anyway?  That is simple human nature and it is how we learn.  There is nothing wrong with this, within reason of course.  So, with that positive spin on the word “don’t”, lets review a few of the big ones and try to turn those into positives.

This post will by no means be exhaustive but will speak to a few of the bigger problems I’ve seen when people are blogging.

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