Just go to Google.com/alerts and type in the name of a person, product, company or news item that you want to keep updated on and you will be emailed when Google finds new results for the topic such as web pages, newspaper articles, or blogs.
What to use Google Alerts for:
find out what is being said about a company or product
monitor a developing news story
keep up to date on a competitor or industry
get the latest news on a celebrity or sports team
find out what’s being said about yourself
For general queries like [ real estate ], you can get a summary of the new results every day. For specific topics, like [ Prudential Select Properties ], you might not get an email every day, but you’ll find out when something new and relevant is indexed by Google.
Prudential Select Properties’ appearing in Google Alerts
Helpdesk has received several questions lately about Google Alerts results that I’d like to address.
Our website system is built so that EVERY LISTING IN THE MLS is indexible (the means it can be found by google) on your website.
We can’t control when or how Google indexes the web, so Google may pickup a listing from your website that is not even your listing. (see sample Google Alerts email below)
If that happens to you, no worries, in fact, good for you! That just means you’re getting more exposure on the web.
From: Google Alerts <email@example.com> Sent: Sunday, May 18, 2014 11:00 AM To: Rice, Jana Subject: Google Alert – Prudential Select Properties
Webpages can be long and full of text, photos and ads. And when you are in a hurry, it can be very frustrating to try to find a particular paragraph, sentence or word on a long, busy page.. However there is a simple way to find things on any webpage… Ctrl + F
Just press the Control key (Ctrl) and the letter ‘F’ key on your keyboard at the same time and a little search bar should appear at the top right of the page.
Type in the word or sentence you are looking for
All of the words or sentences on the page that match your search will become highlighted (usually in yellow or orange) so that you can easily find what you are looking for. Most browsers will even move you down the page to the first highlighted item.
NOTE: Mac users can do this by using Command + F
For example: here is a screenshot of the big Downloads page on the Prudential Select Properties Resource Center. I have clicked Ctrl + F and typed in ‘logo’ so that I could find the new logos.
So you want to get your website into the app store?
Sad news… Apple no longer accepts applications that are just wrappers for websites on the App Store.
Instead you can create a shortcut to the app on your phone so that you can get to the website on your phone in just one click.
Good idea for REALTORs: Send an email to your friends and clients kind of like the following:“Is there a website you frequent that you’d like to get to on your smartphone with just one touch? It’s easy! Just click the link for your phone type below and follow the simple instructions to create a website shortcut on your phone. Try it out with http://www.discoverstl.com !” Then provide the two links above.
In addition to email, calendar and contact management, Office 365 offers file storage via SkyDrive so that you can have your files with you on any computer or device with Internet access.
Below is a cheat sheet for where to click to perform different functions in SkyDrive Pro.
For Prudential Select Properties agents to get to the screen pictured below, login to Office 365 by going to the website MySelectLogin.com, logging in, then clicking SkyDrive from the blue bar at top of the screen.
Now get out there and start playing with this great technology that is sure to be around (in many updated versions) for years to come.
You’re not going to break it and you can email firstname.lastname@example.org if you have any questions.
More descriptive details on the SkyDrive product HERE. Note: PSP offers you SkyDrive Pro! So be sure to pay attention to information regarding SkyDrive Pro (versus the regular consumer version) when learning about SkyDrive.
With the Christmas Holiday approaching I thought it the perfect time to give instructions for how to turn on the out-of-office reply on Outlook 365.
Turn on Automatic Replies on your PSP Email: 1. Log into your PSP email by going to myselectlogin.com
2. Once logged in click Outlook at top in blue bar
3. Now click the function icon that looks like a gear at upper right and click Set Automatic Replies from the drop down options 4. On the next screen click Send Automatic Replies radial button, then type in your reply in the message section
5. Be sure to Save when complete Note: This is the same place you’ll come back to if you want to change the reply message or turn off the automatic reply