Monitor your competitors!

Posted by webmeasurement on August 29th, 2006 filed in Best Practices

Current webanalytics tools measure your own website or measure the entire web (Coremetrics, Metricsdirect, Hitwise, Alexa…). When evaluating this data webanalysts often forget to monitor competitor behaviour. Monitoring and analyzing your competitors is one of the key factors for  your success. Website-watcher is a nice tool, which allows you to watch your competition closely. It takes a minimum of time and completes the picture of other monitoring techniques.   website-watcher.jpg

Here the key features:

Monitor web pages
Monitor web pages with a minimum of time. Why waste hours surfing the web, when WebSite-Watcher can do this job for you within a few minutes. Supports all kind of pages with textual content (html, asp, php, …).
 

Monitor password protected pages
Logins to a password protected page can be recorded with the integrated Check-Macro feature. These macros are executed when WebSite-Watcher checks the bookmarks for updates.
 

Monitor forums
Efficient way to monitor forums for new topics and replies using forum templates. Works with all major forums including phpBB, SMF, vBulletin, IPB,

Monitor RSS-Feeds
Website-Watcher converts RSS/Atom feeds into a readable format using a template system. So you can use the full power of WebSite-Watcher to detect new or changed RSS postings within a single tool and also monitor password protected RSS feeds behind a login

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