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Q: Looking for a web service that alerts me when a web page has changed ? ( Answered,   3 Comments )
Subject: Looking for a web service that alerts me when a web page has changed ?
Category: Computers > Internet
Asked by: davidjhp-ga
List Price: $10.00
Posted: 12 Jul 2004 12:13 PDT
Expires: 11 Aug 2004 12:13 PDT
Question ID: 373130
There is a web page that gets updated once per month at a random time.
 I check this web page every morning to see if it changed.  It is too
much work for me to check it every day.  To save me time I am looking
for a web service that that alerts me when a web page has changed. 
Does this exist?
Subject: Re: Looking for a web service that alerts me when a web page has changed ?
Answered By: bobbie7-ga on 12 Jul 2004 12:40 PDT
This are two types of services that can  alert you  when a web page
has changed: web based services and software programs.

Web Based Services


?WatchThatPage is a service that enables you to automatically collect
new information from your favorite pages on the Internet. You select
which pages to monitor, and WatchThatPage will find which pages have
changed, and collect all the new content for you. The new information
is presented to you in an email and/or a personal web page. You can
specify when the changes will be collected, so they are fresh when you
want to read them. The service is free!?



?ChangeDetect is a FREE service that saves your favorite web pages,
monitors content for changes and sends an automatic email notification
to you whenever your web pages are updated.?


"TrackEngine allows a user to specify the web pages they want to
monitor. Whenever there is new content on those pages, the user will
be alerted."

Software Programs

NovusTek Internet Updates 1.1.19 

Publisher: NovusTek  
Date added: November 19, 2003 
License: Free to try; $24.95 to buy 
Minimum requirements: Windows 98/Me/NT/2000/XP 
Uninstaller included?: Yes 
Limitations: 30-day trial 

Publisher's Description 
?NovusTek Internet Updates automatically notifies you when any Web
page has changed. You no longer have to visit Web sites looking for
new information; Internet Updates does it for you. The clean interface
makes it quick and easy to add and browse to pages. ?

?Web pages can be checked automatically on any type of schedule, such
as every 10 minutes, hourly, daily, or weekly. Smart features make
checking Web pages easy, yet powerful.?


NetBots 2.5.1 

Publisher: KlepHacks Shareware  
Date added: February 20, 2003 
License: Free to try; $15.00 to buy 
Minimum requirements: Mac OS 7.5/8.x/9.x 

Publisher's Description  

?NetBots is an Internet utility that lets you send agents out on the
Net to accomplish tasks or notify you of events. NetBots can alert you
when a friend comes online, find out when a Web page is updated, watch
an Internet host to find out if it goes offline, or monitor traffic on
your Web site. The program's 'bots' are fully customizable and can
automate just about any type of Internet connection as well as monitor
the results for you.?



?WebSite-Watcher allows you to monitor your favorite websites for
updates and changes with a minimum of time and online costs. Now you
can monitor your competition without having to lift a finger!?

Download here:

Search criteria:
Web Update Alert
Web Update Alert +Sevice
Monitor Web Page Changes

I hope you find this information helpful!

Best regards,

Clarification of Answer by bobbie7-ga on 12 Jul 2004 21:28 PDT
Gotta Know Now - Web Page Watcher 2.6p

Subject: Re: Looking for a web service that alerts me when a web page has changed ?
From: jeeagle-ga on 12 Jul 2004 14:06 PDT
The free Mozilla browser has a built-in function to notify you when
web pages have been updated. It's an all-round excellent browser, too,
and can be found at
Subject: Re: Looking for a web service that alerts me when a web page has changed ?
From: sagar400-ga on 18 Feb 2005 14:58 PST
Is it the Mozilla browser or the Firefox browser that has this capability?

Also, does anyone know which website/software can monitor all the
linked pages as well, not just the top page.

Subject: Re: Looking for a web service that alerts me when a web page has changed ?
From: skorniakov-ga on 17 Apr 2005 22:27 PDT
You can try the Check&Get:

Description from developer:

Check&Get is powerful Bookmark Manager, Web Capture tool and Windows
web-monitoring application that manages your browser bookmarks, makes
scheduled visits to web sites to look for changes, and retrieves and
highlights the changed contents.

Rather than your spending hours each month looking at competitors' web
sites, Check&Get will visit all of these sites and tell you about new
products, changes in price, or other information that is essential to
your business.

Each time Check&Get detects a change in a web site that it is
monitoring, the program can email you a copy of the text, with the
changes highlighted. Alternatively, the program can deliver a pop-up
alert that displays on your screen, or play a sound file to alert you
to the change.

With its internal browser, Check&Get lets you look at your saved web
pages, even when you're not connected to the Internet. You can use the
program's auto-saving feature to collect snapshots of prior versions
of web pages, allowing you to study and document the changes in web
sites over time.

Check&Get has powerful, built-in bookmark management functions. You
can search bookmarks by their names, descriptions, or keywords. Lists
of URLs can be imported from any browser or Office document, and added
to your bookmarks. Check&Get cleans duplicate bookmarks and eliminates
inactive links, so your list of web sites is always fresh and
accurate. You can turn your list of bookmarks into an unlimited number
of collections, and schedule web searches by collection.

Check&Get works with Internet Explorer, Netscape, Mozilla, Opera, and
most popular Windows browsers, allowing you to open bookmarks, as well
as import, export, and synchronize them.

Whether you're a business person who needs to know what price changes
your competitors, a researcher who needs to be alerted when web site
content has changed, or a home user who wants to see what your
favorite sports team is doing, Check&Get has the tools that you need.

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