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Get Alerted Once Any Page Is Changed

Being automatically updates once a page is changed opens up a wealth of (probably missed) opportunities:

  • Make sure your own page is save from hackers’ attack: receive email alerts once a hacker adds any illegitimate links or text on your page;
  • Keep track of new comments (an alternative to services like Co.mments which by the way doesn’t work for all types of pages) or new threads in a forum;
  • Get updates of page changes introduced by site co-authors: if several people edit the site, you can moderate how they change the pages;
  • Get alerted once your competitors issue a press release by tracking specific words and their corporate website;
  • Track Google SERPs (especially useful to track most recent name mentions for reputation management; example: tracking this page [ann smarty];
  • More options to track.

There are two handy ways I personally use to keep track of changes introduced to any webpage:

  • Track Engine allows for 5 free “bookmarks” and also offers unlimited subscriptions for about $20 per year. The service sends an email alert once any changes are introduced and allows for a number of very handy “expert” tracking parameters:
    • track a page daily/ every two days/ every three days/ weekly;
    • highlight new content and send the full copy of the changed page or highlight changes and send the summary of those changes;
    • send the report only in case XX edits were introduced;
    • track only specified keywords (e.g. news);
    • track changes to: hyperlinks / images / dates / numbers;
    • exclude changes containing any specified keywords;
    • disable tracking once some time passes.

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Track Engine: Expert Settings

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Track Engine: Email Alert

  • Check and get (paid with 30-day trial) will alert you of changes each time the program is launched:

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 Get Alerted Once Any Page Is Changed
Ann Smarty is the blogger and community manager at Internet Marketing Ninjas. Ann's expertise in blogging and tools serve as a base for her writing, tutorials and her guest blogging project, MyBlogGuest.com.
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13 thoughts on “Get Alerted Once Any Page Is Changed

  1. I remember what a *big* service this was gonna be in the slightly web 1.0 boom.

    As I recall this service slightly post-dated portals but pre-dated the heavy e-commerce era.

    Cool blast from the past updated.

    -OT

  2. also google alerts works real well. or PR dept. has alerts for each client each in it’s onw gmail account that auto forwards to the PR reps email.

  3. Keri, thanks for the plug of our CodeMonitor tool. I’ll check out the others listed in the post to see how they compare. But for us CodeMonitor is pretty simple and works great for monitoring client sites!

  4. Another great post Smarty.

    Another great tip would be to create a google alert for a particular term, for a “particular site”.

    For example, creating an alert for “ann smarty” will notify you whenever the term appears anywhere across the net.

    Create an alert for “ann smarty” site: searchengineland.com will notify you anytime your name appears on that specific site.

    The major problem with Google Alerts is you need to know the term – it will not notify you when a page has been updated.

    Wondering if there are any free, non subscription tools that notify you when a page has been changed or updated?