freefind
menu   Login

home features pricing search faq library site map policies contact
Monitoring Pages for Changes
Library > How To > Monitor Pages  
It is possible to let your visitors easily monitor pages shown in the search results for changes. This document describes how to enable this page change monitoring.

This tutorial is not a web/html primer and assumes that you already know how the process of "web surfing" is accomplished (i.e. a browser requests a page from a server which then returns the page to be viewed) and what an HTML "form" is and how it works. If you are not familiar with these concepts please read a basic web/html primer.  
Contents
Overview
Enabling and Disabling
[top]

Overview(top)

Page change monitoring is performed by the ChangeDetection.com service. When requested, this service checks a page once a day to see if it has changed and, if so, sends an email to the person monitoring the page to let them know.

To let your visitors easily monitor your pages for changes you can enable this feature, placing a small "monitor page" link at the end of each search result item which connects to ChangeDetection.com.

To see what this looks like click here to search this site for "monitor page" with this feature enabled. (The search results will be displayed in a new window.)

Enabling and Disabling(top)

To enable or disable the "monitor page" link in the search result items it is necessary to add an additional HTML tag to your search panel. This html tag specifies whether you want to use this feature. To enable the page change monitoring link add the tag:
   <input type="hidden" name="mon" value="1">
and to disable the page change monitoring link add the tag:
   <input type="hidden" name="mon" value="0">
to your search panel. This tag must be placed after the search panel's initial
   <form ...
tag and before it's ending
   </form>
tag, otherwise it will not work.

 

login home features pricing search faq library sitemap policies contact
FreeFind and FreeFind.com are trademarks of FreeFind.com.
Copyright 1998 - 2016