STOP! My inbox is overflowing with emails from PressDisplay

Lately I’ve noticed that a number of PressDisplay users are having problems with their alerts.  They set up monitors to search for a keyword or phrase and then panic when their inbox fills up with dozens, if not hundreds, of email alerts saying their keywords were found in all these publications.

Monitors are a double-edged sword.  They are amazingly powerful in that they allow you to monitor printed media with just a few clicks. But if you don’t use them wisely, they’ll bite you in the butt by sending you tons of emails that you really didn’t expect. 

So I thought I’d do a quick review on Monitors and how to use them effectively.  I hope this helps…

So remember…

Monitors are good.   But there is a saying that holds true, “You can have too much of a good thing.”  🙂

Choose your keywords and search criteria wisely and remember to turn off or delete monitors you no longer need through My Monitors interface.

Alerts and RulesOne thing I do to manage alerts I still want active is set up a folder in my inbox based on the rule.  See the example on the right. 

If an email arrives from ND PressDisplay (which for you would be pressdisplay@newspaperdirect.com), the email goes into a special folder that I call “monitors”. 

This allows me to keep them separate from my inbox when I’m doing research and expect to receive a lot of hits on my keywords.

Hope that helps you.  Let me know what you think.

Gayle