How To Import Articles From Google Alerts

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Google Alerts are a great way to stay up to speed with the latest updates on the web. It works great with RSS readers like SmarterQueue because you can get all updates in one place.

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How To Create A Google Alert

Creating a Google Alert is quick, easy, and allows you to track the mentions of your brand across the internet.

1. Visit the Google Alerts Web page

2. Add your Keyword in the search box

How To Import From Google Alerts

After you have created the alert, it's time to set up the import:

1. Press the RSS Icon next to your new alert:

4. Select the 'Share posts from others' blogs' option

4. Paste the feed URL into the search bar on SmarterQueue

5. SmarterQueue will then fetch all of the most recent posts from your Google Alert 💪 Check out this helpful article for additional information on how to bulk import posts.

If you'd like to automate your import and save even more time, check out this article on our Auto-Import feature to find out more about how to automate your import with SmarterQueue 😊 

How To Edit Google Alert Content When Importing

When importing posts from the RSS feed generated by your Google Alert, you might have noticed that the URLs have added elements.

These elements are added by Google and posting them directly could mean that your social media won't be able to generate link previews or correct titles. 

Here are some steps that you can take within SmarterQueue, to manually edit Google Alert content before sending it out. 💪

1. When importing from the RSS feed in 'Find Content', go to 'Import Options'.

Once you've made the necessary settings, make sure to import the desired posts (also save the source so you continue importing from your Google Alert moving forward).

3. Go to your Queue, check your Drafts for imported content coming from your Google Alert and select to edit

While this involves a bit of manual work that needs to be performed for each separate post, you will be able to take advantage of the automated import and ensure that you don't miss any important content.

You will also have a chance to review the content and add your own input before sending it forward, like an additional text message from you or media, in case the link doesn't have a preview.