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How can you find out if someone is looking for you online?

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To find out if someone is looking for you online, use online tools such as Google Alerts or Mention.com. These online tools scan different web pages and alert you when someone types your name on the Internet.

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Open Google Alerts, type your name or keywords into the search box, provide the email address into the search box labeled “Enter Email,” and then click Create Alert. Click Show Options to set how you want to receive the email alerts from Google when someone mentions your name on the Internet. On the Show Options window, set how often you want to receive the alerts from Google Alerts, the specific sources, language, region and the number of results to receive. As you type the name or keywords into the search box, Google Alerts scans different web pages and displays instant results on the screen.

Mention.com scans for your name in blogs, forums and social media platforms, such as Facebook or Twitter, and alerts you when someone mentions your name on the selected platforms. Sign up on the website, select your desired social media platforms, click Create My Alert, and then click Save. On the website, you can also choose a maximum of three conditions for the alerts and the preferred language.

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