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…
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.
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:
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
As 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.
eCom Success Academy Case Study – Why Monitoring Is Important For Your eCommerce Business
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
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.
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.