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With the latest technological advances in web page monitoring, the opportunity for successfully tracking any web-accessible content for changes has never been easier.

All that is needed to start tracking your favorite web content for changes is an e-mail account and an interest in becoming the first to know about the latest updates to the most interesting content.

Web page monitoring services are designed for users with services customized to subscriber preferences and user behavior.
With the latest technological advances in web page monitoring, the opportunity for successfully tracking any web-accessible content for changes has never been easier.

All that is needed to start tracking your favorite web content for changes is an e-mail account and an interest in becoming the first to know about the latest updates to the most interesting content.

Web page monitoring services are designed for users with services customized to subscriber preferences and user behavior.

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With the latest technological advances in web page monitoring, the opportunity for successfully tracking Internet-accessible

content for changes has never been better. All that is needed to start is an e-mail account and an interest in becoming the very first to know about the latest updates to the most interesting content. Web page monitoring services are designed with the user in mind with services customized to subscriber preferences and user behavior.

Backgrounder
Large swaths of valuable content have been published to the Internet. When leveraging dominant search engines like Yahoo or Google, most Internet users have mastered new content detection. Not surprisingly however, keeping current with constantly updating content is a big challenge for most Internet users. Some users have turned to "RSS feeds" which are slowly increasing in popularity. In addition, some websites have deployed proprietary content update alert technology, but not all users are interested in managing the complexity of new technology like RSS feeds. Others do not want to invest precious resources learning yet another update notification service that only applies to a particular website. These days, everyone can name their favorite website and most people are comfortable with using e-mail services. RSS technology, however, is still not widely understood and/or adopted. In addition, most on-site update notification implementations are firmly under the control of the website owner's webmaster. Power in the hands of only the webmaster often translates into fewer options for the casual Internet user. As such, most Internet surfers would like to have a simple means of tracking the "hidden" web, which is valuable content accessible only after entering a password. Similarly, most corporate Internet users have business needs for change monitoring sensitive content for any web-enabled content such as (1) a new product announcement from a competitor, (2) competitive price changes or (3) public disclosures such as executive compensation. Timely business information about an organization comes easily to insiders but those on the outside want and need much of the same information as insiders. In both cases, the information delivery must also be in as timely a manner as possible.

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However the typical goals and directives given to a webmaster are not likely to be harmonious with the business needs of organizational "outsiders" who demand an easy solution to monitor changes specific to certain areas of the webmaster's public website. Internet users value centralizing web page monitoring and update change notification with one, simple hosted solution.

Web Page Monitoring
There are two approaches taken by web page monitoring providers.
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Installable content monitoring software Online content monitoring portal

Of the two, web page monitoring delivery options, online web page monitoring services are more flexible and easier to use. This is because, with an online solution, new features can easily be added to the system in real time thereby avoiding user inconveniences around downloading frequent software updates and/or software "patches" to fix security holes. Also, downloading and installing software onto a laptop or workstation can also be a virus risk. Most large corporations have stringent policies against downloading/installing unknown and/or unproven software onto their personal computers and corporate networks. With an online web page monitoring service, the solution runs safely on the Web as a secure service.

Monitor Web Pages for Changes
Top 10 reasons why savvy Internet users use web page monitoring
1. Be the first to know about relevant content changes to the web content that interests you the most 2. Automatically, track any web-enabled content for updates 3. Monitor high value content hidden behind password protected web pages 4. Track changes to dynamic web searches and HTML forms 5. Use custom cookies to further unlock the hidden web to content monitoring 6. Avoid computer viruses because there is nothing to download when you use a web service 7. Monitor sensitive content such as a competitor's website, press releases or online price changes -- all done confidentially and privately from the web page monitoring service's (anonymous third-party) proxy servers

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8. Leverage a unique, self-healing technical implementation for proactive web page change tracking that consistently delivers results that other services are unable to match 9. Collaborate with content monitoring experts offering premium web page monitoring services 10. Work anywhere as you work online...

Who Uses Web Page Monitoring?
Web users from all walks of life leverage web page monitoring services to track their favorite content for changes.
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Sales Professionals Business Executives Intellectual Property Attorneys Newsletter Publishers Librarians and Information Researchers Software Developers Software Buyers Message Board Subscribers Job Seekers

TIP: Only the top web page monitoring solution highlights updated content with colorcoding in red and green. Red signifies removed content and green is reserved for recently added content.

Highly Recommended Service: ChangeDetect - web page monitoring http://www.changedetect.com/

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