If you love Google Alerts then you will love the Twitter alert service called TweetBeep. TweetBeep has several options, FREE, which I us, and a premium service you have to pay for. The FREE version works just fine for me.
TweetBeep is great for keeping track of all conversations that mention you, your brand, your company, and keywords that you specify automatically.
It is easy to get started. All you have to do is create an account, as always, verify your account from an email that you will review and then you are on your way.
To set up a New Keyword Alert, all you have to do is create your alert using a Keyword or Phrase that you choose, pick the type of alert you want, (#) hash tags, mentions twitter username, determine frequency (in the FREE account there is only chose with is daily). You can use only one keyword or phrase per alert and exclude other keywords that you do not want to see (optional). I can see where excluding other keyword may be useful for filtering an alert.
This service can be great for your online branding and management of your account by capturing all of your @replies and @mentions. How about finding job mentions? This is a nice feature to keep on top of the job in your specialty that may be broadcasted on Twitter first. Just simply use the same keywords that you may use in a Google search.
As discussed, it all depends on the keywords that you identify to get the best results. Therefore, you may have to do some trial and error to get what you really want, as the alerts are editable.
I would say give it a try to see how you like it. Since it is FREE, what harm can it do?
Oh yes, as always there is an option to upgrade your account to TweetBeep Premium. This service is $20/month where you get 200 alerts, a 15 minute alert option, and no advertisements.
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