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This article was published on July 18, 2014

Google Alerts is given another design overhaul with a focus on discoverability

Google Alerts is given another design overhaul with a focus on discoverability
Paul Sawers
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Paul Sawers was a reporter with The Next Web in various roles from May 2011 to November 2014. Follow Paul on Twitter: @psawers or check h Paul Sawers was a reporter with The Next Web in various roles from May 2011 to November 2014. Follow Paul on Twitter: @psawers or check him out on Google+.

You would’ve been forgiven for thinking Google Alerts were a thing of the past, but back in January the internet giant gave the popular notifications service a significant lick of paint, representing its first notable upgrade in a while.

But now, Google Alerts has been given what could be described as its biggest aesthetic overhaul yet. The first thing you see when you access the page is a giant search box followed by your current alerts, which can be deleted or edited on the spot.

Google Alerts
Search & Current Alerts

You’ll also now see a list of suggested alerts directly below this, covering everything from companies and people to countries and musicians.

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Suggested Alerts

It’s definitely a lot cleaner looking, and it’s clear that this is being geared towards discoverability with a more general audience, though perhaps those with a need for Google Alerts were perfectly fine with the old interface, even if it was a bit more scrappy.

Google Alerts [Via Search Engine Land]