The rather nice bolt-on for Google Alerts is sadly no more, I had a short email message in my inbox this morning stating:
"Our investors have decided that Alertrank has not generated enough of a following to justify maintaining it as a free site. As a result, we will be terminating the site on July 15th."
We've been using the service as an addition to the paid for monitoring that we use on a daily basis as it can sometimes pick things that get overlooked.
It'll be a sadly missed service...