Guide: Monitoring Website Changes

So, you want to learn how to track web pages and get notifications when they're changed? All these websites you visit each week or even every day. Most likely you regularly visit tens or even hundreds of sites weekly, searching for content updates that are significant to you. Occasionally you find what you were looking for, but sometimes there are just too many changes, and updates that are important for you can get lost in the noise.

Website change tracking and monitoring will alert you the moment when new and significant content is published.

  • Get notified when Apple stock reaches $200 a share
  • See when the price drops on that Amazon Kindle;
  • Track article changes that were made after releasing;
  • Get notified about Top Apps went free in the Apple App Store;
  • Get an email whenever U.S. President signs a bill into law.

Those are just a few examples to show you how a tool that lets you track website changes will help to save your time and money and constantly keep you updated about everything that’s important in your life and business.

Step 1: Create an account with a change tracking platform

Sign up for Urlooker, the web’s most powerful change tracking, and monitoring platform.

Step 2: Decide what exactly you want to track or monitor

Do you only want to track changes made to the particular website, see what content or code was removed or updated, and receive alerts when changes are spotted? Or do you want to monitor specific updates, and get notified only when new specific phrases or set keywords are detected?

Step 3: Create your monitor

Choose what web pages you need to keep an eye on, and what content, phrases and keywords you want to track and monitor.

URL

Enter the URL of a web page you want to monitor or track for content updates.

Name it

Create a name for your monitoring - something that reminds you what you’re monitoring for and is easy to recognize.

Categories

Add category tags to separate your tracks (optional).

How to add categories

Time of checks

Select the time when checks will be performed.

Notification

You can choose the method of notifying by Email or by SMS (or both).

Filters

To monitor when particular phrase or word appears or disappears on the page (optional).

Disable JS

Tip: If the page is not working or not loading, try disabling JS, this may help.

How to configure monitor

Page area

Select the area in which the tracking will occur, or which includes the information you want to track. Selected items are highlighted in green and orange. Eliminate unnecessary elements by clicking on them.

Preview

Verify that the information you are tracking is correct.

If everything looks okay, click Save. Your monitor works!

How to configure selected area and save

See Also

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