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Website Change Monitoring

Image descriptionWebsite change detection embraces a whole array of business-critical tasks. Whether your goal is to check your own website for errors and defacement or track other web pages for vital updates, Web Scraper API is the solution. With its help, you can monitor page availability, and HTML code changes all over the web. This tool handles complex targets and fetches public data in real-time, ensuring nothing escapes your eyes.

In this post, you’ll learn about the features and benefits of Web Scraper API for website change monitoring. You’ll also gain a brief overview of the web scraping process using the tool to detect website changes.

Detect website changes at scale

To promptly react to crucial changes in the digital landscape, you need to monitor myriads of pages and URLs worldwide. With Web Scraper API, it’s totally doable. Due to its in-built global proxy infrastructure, you can send virtually unlimited requests and access geo-restricted content.

How do I monitor a website for changes?

To monitor web page code changes, you need to use a specialized tool like Web Scraper API. The process of monitoring website changes with Web Scraper API involves the following steps:

1. Choose target URLs;

2. Retrieve the content using Web Scraper API by submitting the URL with additional parameters like user location, device type, etc.;

3. Repeat the previous step regularly, for example, once a day, week, or month to capture changes;

4. Compare the results to see what changes were made.

In our documentation, you can learn more about the data-gathering cycle with Web Scraper API.

How can I be notified when a website changes?

Web Scraper API allows you to set up notifications once the raw data is ready to be fetched. As for the notifications regarding website changes, you have to set them up on your end.

Real-time HTML tracking

The online world is highly dynamic, with web pages changing every second. A correctly set up web page checking routine is what you need to troubleshoot emerging issues on the move. Use Web Scraper API to track web page elements and HTML code updates in real-time. This way, you can be sure that no essential data is slipping away from you.

Possible risks

To grasp the important web page updates, you need to send multiple requests to web pages per second. However, intensive scraping may result in IP blocks and other unfortunate obstacles.

How can we help?

Web Scraper API is well-suited to perform high-quality website tracking and detect even the tiniest visual changes. You can easily set it to frequent website re-crawls and periodic checkups for specific data points.

Effortless monitoring of complex targets

We have bad news and good news. The bad news is that most websites, including hotel, flight, and other pages, are usually dynamically loaded. This adds an extra layer of complexity for monitoring your targets. But the good news is that you can handle it with the help of Web Scraper API, saving your time and resources.

Possible risks

To get the data you need, even from the most challenging targets, you need solutions to cope with JavaScript rendering. Otherwise, your website monitoring efforts will be for nothing.

How can we help?

With Web Scraper API, you can easily set up JavaScript rendering parameters and make the most of its capabilities. You’ll obtain HTML from dynamic pages in seconds.

Track web page changes for any device

Don’t let inefficient tools dictate what you can and can’t do. If you want to track how websites adjust the content based on the visitor's device, go ahead and make the most of it. Whether you target desktops, tablets, or mobile gadgets, with Web Scraper API, you can efficiently monitor website changes for any device and browser.

Possible risks

The HTML code varies across different devices. To detect and track HTML on any device, you need a smart tool that allows you to set parameters according to your needs.

How can we help?

With Web Scraper API, you can specify any user agent you want. This way, you can perfectly track content elements across various user types. Check the full list here.

Try Web Scraper API for website change monitoring

Web Scraper API is an AI-empowered solution that fetches real-time public data from the most challenging websites. Web Scraper API is perfect for website change tracking as it’s packed with useful features:

  • IP block management
  • JavaScript rendering for complex targets
  • Auto-retry system for failed scraping attempts

Find out more here.

Added benefits of Web Scraper API

  • Easy to integrate

You can easily integrate Web Scraper API and get raw data from your targets

  • Worldwide availability

Collect data from any location in the world with an average 99.9% uptime

  • Hassle-free data extraction

We handle proxy management from our side, so you don’t have to

  • Scrape at scale

Send high volumes of requests utilizing Oxylabs 102M+ proxy pool


Extract data efficiently without CAPCTHAs and IP blocks

  • 24/7 support

Our Customer Success team is always ready to help you with any issue.

Wrapping up

Website change monitoring requires large-scale data extraction in real time. The Web Scraper API allows you to do that without geo-restrictions and IP blocks due to its in-built proxy solution. Additionally, you can track complex websites with JavaScript rendering.

If you found this post helpful, feel free to leave a comment. In case you need assistance, please contact our support team via live chat or email.

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