Snyke – Web Monitoring Agent

Monitors, Detects, Alerts

snyke online business monitoring workflow
1. Set up an alert event 2. Set up the webpage you wish to monitor 3. SnykeBot does the rest!

Why, for who is it meant for?

  • Be informed about the topic-niches of your choice
  • Only read pages that are useful to you and save time
  • Know real-time changes of content from sites of your selection.

Agent Snyke is where you are not and informs you of any changes. We like to put it against other “intelligent agents”. You can read more about the basics of web monitoring on this wikipedia page.

Snyke monitors web pages, immediately detects changes and warns you of any useful information that might have been updated. Snyke monitors news, sports results, lotteries, stock exchange, classifieds, job search. It helps you on a daily basis and saves you time.

Companies and online businesses: essential support for your strategic intelligence unit, Snyke helps monitor your competitors, economic or financial indicators, rates, prices, and any other textual or numerical data. You can also use it as an online marketing tool.

Webmasters: Is your site always online, maybe a victim of “piracy”? Snyke smart crawler monitors your website or home page and can notify you in the event of an attack.

Submit the Snyke service agent on your pages and they will come back if changes to your site are of interest to them. Snyke can also reduce your bandwidth usage – it reads your page only once and serves it to users.

Snyke allows you to:

  • Choose your sources on the WEB (several thousand if you wish).
  • Monitor these sources (custom interval).
  • Define simple or complex rules for information analysis.
  • Set up a custom alert after a triggering condition (mail, SMS, …).

Snyke knows how to:

  • Detect changes of content in a web page,
  • Detect the appearance of the keywords you have defined
  • Monitor a numeric value in a page. Snyke is the first “smart monitor agent” to offer this.

Pricing:

Snyke offers services tailored to your needs:

  • FREE online service from your browser.
  • Dedicated service for companies.
  • Infrastructure with a personalized solution and advanced features.

Consult us for a personalized study.

 

Capture web page changes with Monitoring Tools

Chrome Extenstion Monitoring Tool

Great Benefits for Your Online Business

Monitoring changes is a very important aspect of your eCommerce Business. In this article, I’d like to introduce you the more specific use of content work in product management: monitoring changes in code or content on web pages. For that, we have checked few best tools.

Web Monitoring for eCommerce Success

What kind of Content should you Monitor for Online Business Success?

As part of a proactive market observation, the following tools can be used to monitor your eCommerce website stats, among others, for the mentioned tasks:

• Topic and keyword research (e.g., new news or articles, current topics, or updates / republishing).
• Monitoring of user-generated content (eg questions or answers, new threads) or activity in social networks, forums or other communities (eg new user accounts, featured content).
• eCommerce Analytics – for example, the size and content of listing pages (assortments) or changes on product detail pages (e.g., prices, availability, delivery times, bundles or reviews, reviews).
• Track changes to static items (e.g., terms and conditions, Google Webmaster Guidelines, Wikipedia, or other sources of traffic […]).
• Replacement of information systems for new articles or content (for example, instead of RSS feeds, newsletters or SMS).
• Parasite protection hosting, spam or hacked sites.
• Search and documentation of plagiarism.
• Monitoring of user tests (A / B tests) and archiving of test variants.
Be creative – you will already find a value for yourself. Consider in advance what information you are looking for, what should happen when you make a change, and whether you want to archive a history.

WHAT FEATURES DOES AN eCOMMERCE MONITORING TOOL NEED?

With the variety of tools and functions, you quickly lose track. For me, important features are:
• Queries freely selectable: useful in a dynamic environment, where content changes quickly.
• Archiving possible: useful when archiving price changes or republishing.
• Extension to multiple URLs: useful for URL changes or new content.
• GEO IP settings: useful for regionally adapted content.
• Colored before-and-after comparisons: useful for several changes or confusing pages.
• Selective search for changes in the source code and/or content: useful for changes to the content award or changes to the content.
• Deactivation of advertising or number updates: useful for pages with counters.
• Alerts via email and/or SMS: useful if I’m not sitting I front of the computer or “doing something else”.
My requirements are already heavily focused on content monitoring and everyday work as a content or product manager. Meaningful derivations of the strategy and tactics are made possible for decision-makers and strategists.
I focus on content, not source code. The URL Monitor is a great tool for that. Likewise, I do not consider loading times, accessibilities or other server factors that can be detected with so-called server monitoring tools. Today we make content for success in eCommerce World!

GOOGLE ALERTS

While Google Alerts is useful for finding indexed documents, it’s limited in monitoring site changes. If I know which content has been changed (or added), I can search precisely using Google Alerts. The search query will then include a keyword or keyword phrase – using the site command or other operators I can search specific domains, page ranges, or document areas. One can also use this software limited for the detection of Parasite Hosting, SPAM or hacked content – in a combination of operators and corresponding keywords.Google Alerts Monitoring Tool
In addition to the frequency (daily, weekly) you can limit the sources (automatic, news, blogs, web, video, books, discussions or finances) as well as language, region and relevance (only relevant, all).
Google Alerts is only for competitive observation if the change was not indexed, the document is not retrievable by crawlers (e.g., dynamic content or an opposing crawler control). Next, you get the alert only when the document has been crawled and indexed. You should know that for your eCommerce Success the content needs to be Indexed. Depending on the size of the website and crawler behavior, this may take a while from the publication. If you can not predict the theme (or even keyword) of the change, the software does not help. A Google Alert makes sense if you know keywords and want to find content with potential Google reach. It is not suitable for monitoring website changes.

PAGE MONITOR (CHROME EXTENSION)

An alternative to web-based software is the Chrome Extension Page Monitor. The extension is available in the Chrome Web Store. The Page Monitor monitors live web pages for changes in Google Chrome. When Google Chrome is open, the extension will check the selected web page for changes according to the selected interval (in minutes). Changes are announced by sound and marked in color on the page. You can either monitor the complete page or just predefined areas. Ads and code are ignored here, so you only monitor changes in content. However, Content is a King of eCommerce nowadays, so it still brings a lot of benefits. Chrome Extenstion Monitoring Tool
A plugin is a helpful tool for editors who want to track changes on news sites, Google News, or other platforms and use Google Chrome live. Since it only works when Google Chrome is open, it’s worth using it in everyday work. If you want to track changes after hours, with a closed browser or over a longer period, you need another software.

DISTILL WEB MONITOR (FIREFOX EXTENSION)

An alternative for Firefox users is the add-on Distill Web Monitor. The add-on also monitors web pages for changes. You can flexibly set and edit the regions to be monitored. Users receive a message via pop-up or sound and, if necessary, an e-mail alert. The plugin is also available for Google Chrome.

Online based VERSIONISTA

Versionista monitors web-based pages and informs users via email about changes. You can set intervals as well as precise filters (narrowing down page ranges, ignoring pure number changes, either monitoring code or content, excluding divs using special CSS style selectors, etc.). The software also provides a history of changes or adjustments as well as a comparison of two landing pages. I also like the separate designation of pictures, external and internal links as well as JS and CSS files. For me, Versionista is the perfect tool for more static eCommerce sites with few changes or domains with few subpages. For more dynamic or larger pages, consider the Pro version.Versionista eCommerce Web Monitoring

VISUAL PING as web-based solution for eCommerce changes

VisualPing is also a web-based solution and the “quick & dirty” solution for Online Shop changes. The software convinces with a simple and intuitive operation. Intervals can be set flexibly the queries are limited to a certain period. The software itself decides when a message is sent (small, medium or large change), and you can define the areas to be monitored yourself. Also great: You get emails with the screenshots of the changes (variant before vs. current version).

SO AND NOW?

It is useful to monitor your Online competition, but it is often your own content sources/partners that you should monitor. But if you own large eCommerce Company and work in-house with an editorial office with user-generated content or content from cooperation partners, these tools help to monitor your own page and search for unwanted content or codes.

SnykeBot For Forex Signals

Having the technology to monitor websites as well as some softwares, we were recently approached with another project, this time for a forex trading software. The idea behind it was quite simple…

currency trading monitoring

To build a monitoring agent that would track how well certain currency pairs are performing inside a custom built software. The way we approached it is to build a custom alert for when a certain pair value fell under the desired value.

The technology was already there, as we could use the monitoring agent we developed years ago. The software we developed this for was the market analyzing software by complete currency trader. As things are updating every micro second in the software, our monitor was set to look for changes every 2 miliseconds. That way we ensured the high quality monitor the financial market need.

Unfortunately we cannot share any more information, because it is a in house software for their own traders. You can go to the website to find out more, if you are interested.

 

Custom Web Monitoring For an Finance Website

Since we move over from our web monitoring agent to open a development agency, we are getting different clients, from any industry you can imagine.

Our last project was for a investment website, who needed the following monitoring:

  • website uptime
  • external link monitoring
  • live gold, silver, platinum, palladium and bitcoin price monitoring
  • monitoring the top authority websites for any mentions of KW

Uptime monitoring for a high traffic page – Bitcoin IRA

monitoring for mineweb.net investment websiteAs snyke bot was originally designed to do just that, we already had something to build on, but still had to build it from the ground up, to keep it up to date and better the old bot we have developed years ago. First off, we built an uptime monitor which checked any response time problems the site would have. As their page on how to invest in a bitcoin Individual Retirement Account was receiving a lot of traffic, any downtime would result in a lot of lost traffic and potential customers. Another high traffic page they have is the one where they review the gold IRA rollover process. We came up with a nifty solution that went in and checked the servers response every 10 minutes and if the response time was more than 8 seconds, it would check other pages on the website to see if it was online.

For the external link monitoring on their investment site (mineweb.net) we set the frequency to 5 days and our bot would go in and check all the pages on this precious metals website to check for any new links. The reason behind this is that their contributors sometimes put in to many links on a page to websites not in the gold investing niche, which makes the overall authority of the site suffer. You can check out this page they have on buying precious metals and cryptocurrencies. They have also put together a great guide on how to buy physical gold bullion bars, coins and rounds.

Being a financial and investment website, they needed a good source for their live precious metals pricing. After their in house developers searched for a reliable API and failed, we decided to use our monitoring software to pull live gold, silver, platinum, palladium and bitcoin price directly from a website. Whenever the price changed, our bot would pull in data and send it over to mineweb.net spot price widget.

The last thing we did was to setup a monitoring bot on the top authority websites in the industry and look for any keyword or brand mentions of mineweb.net and reveal any opportunities to be the first to report on a subject in the gold and alternative investment niche.

If you want to learn more about alternative investmenst, specifically investing in gold, check out their review of the best companies or check out this short video they put together.

Why Website Monitoring is Important for eCommerce Business

eCom Success Academy Case Study – Why Monitoring Is Important For Your eCommerce Business

ecom-academy-webmonitoring-pdf

Today, everything in business is linked with your website or application with many businesses gaining their customer base through website visitors. The speed and convenience of these interactions with the site as well as the ability to browse, engage with content and navigate easily are vital to the customer experience. This means that all of these aspects play a role in the bottom line of the business or your eCommerce store (source: eCom Success Academy).

The success of an eCom business or organization is often closely connected to their customers user experience on their website. This is why it is imperative that business owners are able to determine what is working on their website and what is not + how the users are navigating through their website. The task of monitoring these processes will fall to the app or website monitoring service the business are using. There are also some services which are better suited to looking at large companies while others are focused on smaller, mid-sized businesses. It is important that you find a service which is suited to the size of your company website monitoring.

The information provided by these services will not only help your IT department manage the apps and website. Any executive, whether they are good with technology or not, will be able to use the information to determine the gains made through the website or app. The best services to use will make it easy for anyone in your business to determine what is happening on the sites and where you can still improve.

Adrian Morrison Gets The Fundamentals Correct Inside The eCom Success Academy Case Study

Most services will have a host of different features they can offer your business, but the best services to use will get the fundamentals correct says Adrian Morrison from eCom success academy. The fundamental components these services should have include: mobile monitoring, browser monitoring and a combination of synthetic and real user monitoring. The service should also offer real-time capabilities and business-relevant reporting with analytics.

The service also needs to have an easy to use and ideally web-based dashboard where all the information can be viewed. The dashboard should offer customization, a good level of detail and graphics ranging from interactive maps to complex flowcharts. Many people also like to have a mix and match tile dashboard as it is easy to position everything you need. The dashboard needs to offer you the information you need in an easy to understand format such as traffic light style color schemes.

When using the service to see if your website is working this needs to be done in real time. The way that the service provides this information will vary, but many find it best to have a red or green button for this. Most people will find this easier to understand than being faced with response times, error percentages and other real-time metrics. You can read more about it inside the eCom success academy income review of 2016 – ecomsuccessacademy.net