Monitoring websites using XPath (premium & elite accounts only)
This tutorial will show you how to monitor a webpage for changes using XPath expressions.
First, click on the "Add new XPath monitoring" link:
Type a name (that will be used by the bot in its messages), the URL of the page to monitor, and the XPath expression.
Here, I want to monitor the storebot website to be warned when new reviews are made:
How did I find the XPath expression?
The easiest way is to use Google Chrome. Open the webpage in Chrome, right-click on the element to monitor, and select "Inspect":
Then, right-click on the blue line, and select "Copy" - "Copy XPath":
You can now paste the XPath expression, and save the monitoring:
(use the "check" link to verify that the XPath expression retrieves the correct value)
Now, when the bot detects a change in the HTML element retrieved by the XPath expression, he will notify you:
If you have any trouble, please contact jcmag