When you register, you must use your
email address as your username. You can choose any password you
like. We also need your name and the country you live in. This information
will not be given to any third party.
You can at any stage change the information you have typed in.
Just log in and click the 'Your profile' link, make the changes
and click 'Update'.
In your profile you can also set up how often you want to get notifications
from us, and what these notifications should contain. As we are
checking the differences in the web pages once a day, you can at
most get notifications at this rate. You can choose to get updates
every day, or just on any specific days. I.e. you can choose to
get notifications on Monday through Friday, if you are not reading
mail in the weekend. You can also halt the notifications, i.e. if
you are going on a holiday, and don't want your mailbox flooded
when you come back.
You can choose to get a link to the pages that have changed, or
we can extract the new information and send them in the mail, together
with any links that did occur in the new information. Here is an
example of what these emails might look like.
The changes in your pages are also available online. This option
is explained under the 'View changes
If you are not getting daily updates, you have an extra option
for the content of your notification. You can either
- Send all changes. We will collect all changes that did
occur on the pages since the last time you got an notification.
Some of the information might not be on the page when you get
the notification, but you will see what was published, and also
get all the links the piece of information contained.
- Send last changes. We will only compare the page with
the version that did exist the last time you got a notification.
Any information that was added, and then removed again between
now and your last information, will not be visible to you. Use
this option if you only want to see information that is still
on the web server.
In your profile you can select to 'Report broken pages'. This means
that we will notify you in your mail if we experienced any problems
while downloading the pages you are watching. The mail will contain
the message 'Could not download page www.somepage.com' for each page
you are watching that could not be downloaded.
This option is useful if you would like to check for new information
yourself. The site might be back online after some time, and you
can check the page. The option is also valuable if you
are a webmaster and would like to get a report about problems regarding
access to your site.
Selecting the pages to watch.
After you have registered for the first time, or when you come
back to the site and have logged in, you can go to the page editor
to add, view or remove any pages. You do this by logging in and
click the Your pages link.
Each time you add a page, there might be a small delay as we download
the initial page to our server. In this process we also make sure
that you have entered a valid page. If there was an error downloading
the page, you will be given an error message.
Add pages while surfing the net
By going through a simple setup process, you can at any time add
the current page you are viewing in your browser, to your WatchThatPage
account. This is a convenient way to add pages to your profile.
Read more about how to set this
Structuring your pages
You can add folders to Your pages
page, and sort your pages in these folders. The folders can be nested.
At any time you can move pages between folders, move folders between
folders, or delete folders.
Differences in pages
When we are checking for differences in pages, we are only concern
about content of information, and not about new images etc. These
- We are ignoring the contents of all tags, like <font>,
<meta> etc. We are only looking at the text that will be
visible on the web page, and at the links that the text contain.
So a change in a font will not be considered a change to the page.
- Changes to images are ignored.
View changes online
The changes given to you in the emails are also available online
at watchthatpage.com. In addition to looking at your latest changes,
you can view older changes as well. Just type in the date you want
to view the changes for, and press the View button.
Using channels is a way to organize and structure the pages you are watching.
A channel is a collection of pages that have the same properties.
The changes will be sent to you in the same mail.
They have the same update rate. If you enable keyword matching,
the same match will be done for all the pages within the same channel.
You can say that using channels is like having many watchThatPage
profiles at the same time.
Read more about channels and why/how
you should use them.
You can use keyword matching to filter the changes that is relevant to you.
Changes not meeting your keyword match criteria not included in your email or
your personal web page containing the changes. Read
more about keyword matching.
For some pages, the differences we send you might not be what you
hoped they would be. For example if you monitor a page that generates
a field dynamically, like the number of current users, you would not like
to be notified if this is the only number that is changed. Another
case might be that a site generates numbers (like session ids) in
all links (so they can track your movements), and for this reason
we believe that all links are changing all the time.
WatchThatPage has made a Problem Wizard
where you as a user can report the most common problems you see.
By following a simple step by step process, most problems can be
When you register, we will save a cookie in your browser. A cookie
is a small piece of information that your browser will send to our
server when they are connected. We use the cookie to identify you
when you click on any WatchThatPage stickers around on the Internet.
More about stickers.