Let’s accept it, we all had that time when we regret being left out from a sale. We regret that we should’ve visited that particular website 5 minutes before the sale was ending. Or maybe you were outbid by someone on eBay at the last moment, or maybe you were not able to get access to your computer at that particular time. There are many reasons for not purchasing or being on the top of every news. But, we all believe that people should stop regretting, because life is too short to regret something. And to prevent that happening in future, I have something for you. Infact, I have 5 things for you, that will keep you on top of everyone else on the internet. It doesn’t matter whether you want the latest news, or you want to stay updated on that bidding site so that you are never outbid by someone. So, let’s get in the future.
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To use this service on Versionista, you have to be someone who doesn’t hesitate giving their email address, because it requires one to start monitoring website or maybe webpages. So, after getting inside, you will have the option to enter the URL of the webpage (or website, whatever you call it), it then searches for other pages that the website has. And if you want to monitor other webpages too, you can check them, and if you don’t want it to search for other webpages on that website, you can do so by unchecking the “Look for more URL’s” option.
Versionista checks all the webpages daily and if you want to increase that frequency, you can do so by logging into Versionista. And if you find any changes, you can cross check it with the earlier version of the pages.
It is obvious that it is not free because it is doing all the hard work for you. But the monthly fee is pretty reasonable. Starting from $59 to $379, you can monitoring upto 200 website on the $59 plan and upto 2000 websites on the $379 plan. But who does monitor 2000 websites on daily basis (please don’t take it personally if you are someone who doesn’t do anything other than reading content on different websites)?
If you are someone who is searching for something that is free, we have some relation. VisualPing is our website. It allows us to monitor websites without any registrations; all we need is to add the URL of the website and type in our email address. They will then start sending notifications about the website. This is the perfect solution for people like us.
We can set the notifications to be sent every hour, every day, every week or every month. Also, if you want the website to notify you about every tiny change, you can do that too. Just select that Tiny Changes option, and it will start sending you the information. But there is a little drawback; if you chose Tiny Changes, you will notice that this website sends notification emails even while there is no change at all in website.
But that is not a big issue, we can always unsubscribe from the notifications by the “Unsubscribe” link under every email. Problem solved.
Again, it is free to use, but up to a certain limit. You will have to register for using their services, and you can monitor around 20 web pages. Also, if you want to monitor a web pages on an hourly basis, you will have to upgrade to premium Account, or you can only monitor 1 page on an hourly basis.
This website too, sends every little change, such as, if a comment was written on a website, and if it gets old and the line changes to “commented 2 weeks ago”, you will receive a notification. At first, it sounds good that you will be getting every little notification about the website, but once you start doing this on a regular basis, your inbox will be filled with these notifications. Besides that, this is another good service for people like me who want everything for free.
This is an extension Chrome, and so we will not have to register to use it. Also, this is free, and so you know why Page Monitor is on this list. It will monitor pages for you, and will register every change from very short intervals of a few seconds to long intervals such as 48 hours or 2 days. Because this is a Chrome Addon, you will get notifications within the browser itself. But you have an option to receive these notifications as desktop notifications which will alert you about the changes on the website and will stay there until you check the change.
But there’s something special about this addon. You can monitor a specific part of the webpage instead of the whole page. So, if you want to monitor just the bidding part of an eBay’s listing page, you can do so.
Again, this is the same thing as the Page Monitor addon in Chrome. You will be able to monitor webpages by just clicking the button in your address bar end. Here also you can monitor specific areas of the webpage, and you can set an interval such as, receiving notification every few minutes or after a few hours.
An advantage of this addon is you may register to receive email notifications. But this is only beneficial if you are an avid email checker, if you’re not, you can stick with the notifications you get inside the browser.