Good news! As best I can tell, the poor performance of Google Alerts that has plagued Google’s monitoring service for months finally seems over.
I asked, but Google won’t confirm that it’s made any changes. Still, it’s pretty clear to me that something has happened for the better.
I noticed an improvement that began on April 1 — and no April Fool’s, that’s really when things began getting better.
I’ve been watching my alerts closely each day, and the trend has continued. Google Alerts is again finding new content that I’d expect it to find, content that it used to uncover until it went into a puzzling decline earlier this year.
Google Alerts is also continuing to do well against the alternative Talkwalker service that we recently profiled.
Are things working better for you or not? Let us know in the comments!