There are reports in the Google Web Search Help forum that Google Alerts is not functioning as it was last year.
Searchers are saying they are getting much fewer search notifications from Google Alerts than they were months prior. One user said:
I've been using Alerts for several years to find inventory for my business. They worked fine, and I received 20 or 30 a day. Now, I rarely receive more than two or three per day. I can go into Alerts and manually run the searches, and tons of results pop up for which I never received email alerts. I haven't changed anything, and they're all set to "All results" with "immediate" delivery. What's going on?
Many other users chimed in agreeing that there appears to be an issue. Google has not confirmed the issue but Kousha N. from Google responded last night saying:
Thanks everyone, just wanted to let you know that I've gathered the feedback and am looking into this. I can't promise when an update will come, but as soon as I find anything out I will let you know.
Have you noticed issue?
Forum discussion at Google Web Search Help.