Website Watcher Tool: Monitor Any Website Changes

Watcher menu
Watcher is an automated tool for tracking and monitoring changes to webpages. Watcher will monitor and
detect changes to page titles (title tag), page description (description meta-tag), first-level heading in a document
(h1 tag), page content and HTTP status codes of pages (List of HTTP status codes).

Changes to title tags, description meta-tags, h1 tags and webpage content will be tracked
on auto-pilot. In order to monitor a particular section of a website (only textual content, one
or several text blocks or certain parts of HTML code), add the tags: <!--start_content--> and
<!--end_content--> to the source code of a web page.

Nowadays, most of CMS support dynamic content that can change in response to different
contexts or conditions: page views, ratings, polls, searches, the order of products, filters, user
status (online/offline) etc. Generally, there's no need to track changes to dynamic content.

Use special tags <!--start_content_off--> and <!--end_content_off--> to prevent monitoring of
dynamic content or any other content of a web page you'd like to exclude from tracking. All
content between <!--start_content_off--> and <!--end_content_off--> tags won't be scanned.

If necessary, you can add several <!--start_content-->, <!--end_content--> and
<!--start_content_off-->, <!--end_content_off--> tags to a webpage.

We recommend you to ask your webmaster or another professional to help you add tags to webpages.

How do I set up Watcher tracking?

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How do I change the frequency of updates?

You can set Watcher reports to trigger with a particular frequency:

  • Every day
  • Every second day
  • Every third day
  • Weekly

Moreover, you can set times to run scannings and add one or several email addresses to receive reports.

Schedule reports
You can set Watcher to send you alerts when a website changes. Display them in the Informer or get to your
email. Each message contains a link. Click a link to access a page with a detailed report of all changes Watcher

Watcher report

Topvisor robot in server logs.

When the Robot visits a website, it sends to a web server information about itself. This information is a part of an
HTTP query, that looks as a text string with User-agent: or User-Agent: in the beginning.

Robot Topvisor will look as this: User-Agent: Mozilla/5.0 (compatible; TopvisorBot/1.0)