How does Market Sentinel monitor any website?

Our customers ask us to monitor particular pages. It could be a blog, a message board … it could the product page of a rival company … it could be a search page on Google or another search engine. We can produce RSS feeds from anything. Then we ping the site and when it updates, we update the feed. The result is that any site on the web can produce Continue reading

Monitoring web pages – how we got started

Market Sentinel came into this world by accident when a large technology company rang us up in August 2004. We had an algorithm called myrss.com which simply stripped out content from a standard HTML page and turned it into an RSS feed. These guys were interested in tracking what CIO’s were saying about their latest hardware. Could they use this tool to strip out content from message boards – they Continue reading