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Drinking an ocean through a straw – ChangeDetect

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The Internet is complicated.

Literally billions of pages of content are presented on the web, oftentimes in non-standard, non linear form.

And for those of you paying attention, the Internet is dynamic.

In the time it has taken you to read these few words, the Internet has already changed. By as much as 5%.

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The right way to approach web page monitoring is with the idea that ChangeDetect is the tool designed to save you time.

When a web page monitoring service stops saving you time, it is time to pack it in and call it a day.

We can say this, because ChangeDetect will save you time.

No matter who you are, you care about something that is published online. And if it is published online, then it will change or go out of service at some point.

We are the first to admit that web page monitoring is not the be-all and end-all perfect solution for all of your problems. But when done right, you can use ChangeDetect to automate a great many dull and unimportant tasks like visiting the same web pages every day. No longer will you have to search for web changes. They will be sent to you…

Please keep in mind however that setting up your urlminders is not always push-button.

Our ChangeDetect developers strive hard to make it so, but attempts at constructing the universal web page monitoring application would be like trying to drink an ocean through a straw.


Bottom line is that you will have to tweak your urlminders using the advanced web page monitoring settings from ChangeDetect to achieve the desired effects.

We hope you take this advise as we intended it.

Straight, honest and to the point.

Always in your service,

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Write a Review – Free Upgrade to ChangeDetect Plus

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Like ChangeDetect?

Want to upgrade to ChangeDetect Plus for FREE?

Simply write about your experiences using ChangeDetect and share your review with others…

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  • Write a review and post it on a forum recommending ChangeDetect as a web page monitoring service.
  • You can even write and publish a blog entry about using ChangeDetect.

In either case, you may be eligible for a FREE upgrade to ChangeDetect Plus!

How it Works in 3 Easy Steps

  1. Write a review about ChangeDetect and post it on the web for others to see. You can post it to a relevant forum recommending ChangeDetect as a web page monitoring service. Or you can create a blog entry about using ChangeDetect for monitoring web page content for changes.
  2. Contact us with the URL (or web address) to where you have posted your review, forum post or blog entry. Your review must include a link to the ChangeDetect website – http://www.changedetect.com/
  3. After checking your review, post or blog entry, our sales team will upgrade your account to ChangeDetect Professional. Yours FREE for 3 months. Submit three quality reviews on different websites and qualify to receive 12 months absolutely FREE…

It is really that simple!

Note: Make sure your review, forum post or blog entry is placed on a relevant, well-visited web site. Your review, forum post or blog entry must be seen using a web browser. The ChangeDetect sales team is the sole judge as to whether your review qualifies your account for upgrade. ChangeDetect may use parts of your review, post or blog entry as part of it’s marketing.

Hurry! This is a LIMITED time offer…

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ChangeDetect Testimonials

Read ChangeDetect testimonials.

ChangeDetect subscribers send comments to us as testimonials about our web page monitoring services.


The ChangeDetect subscriber base is worldwide with subscribers using the free and paid services for monitoring updates to a wide variety of web pages such as:

  • Personal web pages
  • Business web pages
  • competitor web pages
  • Industry web pages
  • Client web pages
  • and many other types of pages…

The ChangeDetect team would like to thank our subscribers for their valuable feedback.

Subscriber feedback helps innovate new features for ChangeDetect.

If you have feedback about the ChangeDetect web page monitoring service, feel free to contact us.

To read ChangeDetect testimonials, click here.

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ChangeDetect Upgrades Hardware – 300 Percent Increase to Monitoring Peformance

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ChangeDetect has successfully completed the first of a two-phase hardware upgrade that has more than tripled ChangeDetect web page monitoring performance.

With the hardware upgrades, ChangeDetect remains well positioned to accommodate increased subscriber growth for its website update notification services.

ChangeDetect has been in continuous operation for more than nine years (since 2002).

To learn more about ChangeDetect or to sign up for a free trial, visit ChangeDetecthttp://www.changedetect.com/

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Web Page Monitoring – How It Works

With the release of web page monitoring services, monitoring content of interest to users has never been easier.

To monitor web-enabled content for changes, all that is required is an e-mail account and a strong mindset for being the first to know about relevant changes to recently updated content.

Web page monitoring services are user-friendly with all services driven by custom user settings and subscriber preferences.

Overview: Web Page Monitoring

A vast array of content is available on the Internet.

With the assistance of top search engines like Yahoo or Google, most Web users have mastered content discovery.

On the other hand, keeping up to date with content updates is a challenge for most Internet users.

Sure there are “RSS feeds” and many web sites today offer proprietary update notification services, but not everyone wants to deal with complicated web technology such as RSS or yet another content change notification service that is specific to a particular website. Besides not every web site is deployed with an RSS feed. Furthermore most on-site content change notification services are controlled by the webmaster which means less choice for Internet users.

As such, most Internet surfers prefer a simple means to track the hidden web or sensitive content for most any web-enabled content. This is likely to be at odds with the goals of a webmaster who may not want Internet visitors to track updates to certain areas of the website he administers.

Therefore Internet users find value in centralizing web page monitoring and update notification with a single, simple third-party service.

Web Page Monitoring: How It Works

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Safety, security and convenience built in.

There are two ways in which web page monitoring solutions are deployed.

  • Download software
  • Online web services

Of the two web page monitoring delivery approaches, online web page monitoring services are of higher value because there is nothing to download to your computer and new web page monitoring features can easily be added to the service.

Having to first download and then install software packages onto your computer is a virus risk. Most companies and many smart internet users work to avoid downloading unknown, or otherwise unproven, software onto their computers.

With online web page monitoring, Internet users also are not required to take extra steps to download software “patches” and/or install security updates. Because there is no such thing as a downloadable software patch with an online web service…

With online web page monitoring, everything executes safely on the Web as a secure Internet service.

Web Page Monitoring: Service Benefits

Top 10 reasons why you need a web page monitoring solution today!

  1. Be the first to know about important content changes to the web content that is the most relevant to your interests
  2. Automatically, monitor any web-enabled content for changes
  3. Track high value content typically obscured by password protection
  4. Monitor changes to web search and HTML forms
  5. Pass custom cookies to further unveil the hidden web to content update monitoring
  6. Avoid computer viruses and other malware because there is no software to download when you subscribe to a web service for web page monitoring
  7. Track sensitive content such as a press release, online price changes or even a competitor’s website — The best web page monitoring services track your sensitive conent confidentially and privately from anonymous third-party, proxy servers
  8. Capitalize on a state-of-the-art, self-healing system for proactive web page update tracking and notification which consistently delivers results that other web services are unable to duplicate
  9. Consult with content monitoring experts offering web page monitoring premium services
  10. Work online from anywhere…

Is Web Page Monitoring Right For You?

Web users just like you use web page monitoring services to track their favorite web-enabled content for changes.

  • Sales Professionals
  • Business Executives
  • Intellectual Property Attorneys
  • Newsletter Publishers
  • Librarians and Information Researchers
  • Software Developers
  • Software Buyers
  • Message Board Subscribers
  • Job Seekers

TIP: The top web page monitoring solutions feature content changes with color coded highlights, often in red and green. Red is used for removed content while green is often used for recently added content.

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Facebook and ChangeDetect – Join Us on Facebook

facebookOn February 9, 2011, ChangeDetect set up our FaceBook page. That was last week. Today we start out the week with good momentum.

Not sure what this means or why it took us so long to set up our Facebook page, but we are now engaged.

If you are a ChangeDetect subscriber or just want to learn more about our web page monitoring service, be sure to connect with ChangeDetect here: http://www.facebook.com/pages/ChangeDetect-Web-Page-Monitoring/128397803895339

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ChangeDetect Website Redesigned – Goodbye 2002

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The ChangeDetect web page monitoring service has been in continuous operation since March 2002.

Previously, we had focused most of our design efforts on new features and functionality.

Flash forward to 2010, more than eight years later, and we have now updated the look and feel of ChangeDetect to modernize the user interface thereby improving the user experience.

The new look for ChangeDetect is intended to be cleaner, more open and easier to navigate. We believe that the new web design will not only present a fresher face for ChangeDetect, but will provide a solid foundation for upcoming enhancements and other developments.

The redesign is far from complete, but our subscribers both new and old may continue to rely on ChangeDetect for web page monitoring and other content monitoring solutions.

We remain committed to providing superior service and support to our subscribers and we believe that the ChangeDetect redesign reflects our ongoing commitment to these goals.

If you have any feedback or ideas to make ChangeDetect web page monitoring even better, please do not hesitate to contact us.

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