To be alerted on an exact phrase,
be sure to put it in quotes. Also use quotes
around a word to avoid stemming (where ‘horse’
would also match ‘horses’).
You should only enter one term per alert
– if you wish to receive alerts on more than one
thing, or for more than one person, simply fill in this
form as many times as you need, or use boolean OR.
For example, if you wish to receive alerts whenever
the words horse or pony are mentioned in
Parliament, please fill in this form once with the word
horse and then again with the word pony
(or you can put horse OR pony with the OR in capitals).
Do not put horse, pony as that will only sign you up
for alerts where both horse and pony are mentioned.
Step by step guides
The mySociety blog has a number of posts on signing up for
and managing alerts: