There has been a recent Google Alerts update. For those not familiar with Google Alerts they are email updates of the latest relevant Google results (web, news, etc.) based on your chosen queries. I received the update on one of my weekly Google Alerts on January 18th, 2014. Not sure if this was the exact day of the update as it could have been anytime between January 13th, when I received my last alert email, and the 18th.
The update includes:
- Improved cleaner design
- Social sharing buttons for Google+, Facebook and Twitter to share the Google results
- A “Flag as irrelevant” link to help improve future results
Prior to update
New Google Alerts update