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Website Change Detection Tools - when there are no feeds

review from ClifNotes, Feb 2007, permalink _ Web Site Monitoring


RSS feeds are pretty cool. I've never really gotten used to using an RSS feed reader but I pretty much get most of my news from my Google home page (which uses RSS feeds). Sometimes you need to monitor a site a for changes and they don't offer a feed. The article below explains some of your alternatives for keeping up to date on websites.


Quote from Marshall Kirkpatrick

Ok, so every once in awhile I come upon a web page that 1. doesn't change very often 2. doesn't offer an RSS feed and 3. I want notification from any time the page changes.


So, what can you do in such circumstances? You can set up an account with a web site monitoring service. But which one should you use?

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