Onpage Monitoring Tool: FAQ

With the help of Technical SEO-Monitoring you can monitor the source code of your websites. Whether it is the amount of h1 headings, the presence of a specific page title or a canonical-tag: This tool helps you keep track of important SEO elements within the source code.

The tool is constructed in a way in which it autonomously starts a query in set intervals set by you, calculates a total success-rate and informs you automatically per mail when it reaches a given threshold value.

Where can I find the latest version of the tool?

You can find the latest version of the tool here: www.trustagents.de/en/agency/tools/onpage-monitoring-tool

How do I create my personal copy?

Click on “File” in the Google Sheet and “Make a copy” afterwards.

How many addresses can I check with the tool?

Up to 100 URLs can be checked for currently 27 various SEO relevant attributes.

Why is an authorization required?

The data doesn’t land in the sheet on it’s own by magic. A one time authorization is necessary to let the tool run its script. Don’t worry: We don’t transfer any data to us.

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Why does the script need the following access?

  • Read, send, delete and manage email

The access to the e-mail account is necessary, because the e-mail notifications will be sent with your account.

  • View and manage the files in your Google Drive

The e-mail notification contains a PDF attachment. It has to be saved on your account.

  • View and manage your spreadsheets in Google Drive

The sheet will be completely updated to compare the found values with the expected ones.

  • Allow this application to run when you are not present

To allow the constant monitoring.

  • Send email as you

You send the e-mail notifications from your account to yourself.

  • Connect to an external service

The set URLs have to be crawled.

Which attributes can be checked?

Following attributes can be checked:

# Name Description
1 No query Does not return a value (will not be included in the success-rate).
2 Canonical – quantity Shows the value 1 if the canonical tag exists; otherwise 0.
3 Canonical – Text Shows the canonical URL.
4 Description – Text Shows the text of the meta description.
5 Description – text length Shows the number of characters of the meta description.
6 H1 – quantity Shows the number of h1 headers.
7 H1 – Text Shows the h1 header text.
8 H1 – text length Shows the number of characters of the h1 header.
9 H2 – quantity Shows the number of h2 headers.
10 H2_1 – Text Shows the text of the first h2 header.
11 H2_1 – text length Shows the number of characters in the first h2 header.
12 H2_2 – Text Shows the text of the second h2 header.
13 H2_2 – text length Shows the number of characters in the second h2 header.
14 H2_3 – Text Shows the text of the third h2 header.
15 H2_3 – text length Shows the number of characters in the third h2 header.
16 H3 – quantity Shows the number of h3 headers.
17 H3_1 – Text Shows the text of the first h3 header.
18 H3_1 – text length Shows the number of characters of the first h3 header.
19 H3_2 – Text Shows the text of the second h3 header.
20 H3_2 – text length Shows the numbers of characters of the second h3 header.
21 H3_3 – Text Shows the text of the third h3 header.
22 H3_3 – text length Shows the number of characters of the third h3 header.
23 Hreflang – quantity Shows the amount of hreflang attributes.
24 Hreflang – Text Shows the different hreflang Country versions.
25 Robots – quantity Shows the value 1 if meta robots exist; otherwise 0.
26 Robots – Text Shows the set values of the existing meta robots tags.
27 Status Code – Status Shows the status code of the URL.
28 Title – Text Shows the text of the title.
29 Title – text length Shows the amount of characters of the title.

How can I set up a test?

Set the page you want to check in the column “URL” and choose the desired check in the dropdown menu. Using various operators the found value is being compared to the target value. After the check (click “Start ongoing monitoring”) you’ll see the found information of the source text under “Found value”. Failed tests will be marked red.

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Please note: you can make only the identical check in one column. If you don’t want to check a particular URL, set “inactive” as the operator in the specific row.

Which operators can be chosen?

To compare text and numbers following operators can be chosen per dropdown:

# Operator Meaning
1 inactive not active for this URL
2 equals equals
3 contains contains
4 greater greater than
5 greater or equals greater than or equals
6 less less than
7 less or equals less than or equals
8 not contains not contains
9 not equals not equals

How does the e-mail notification work?

To get notified about failed tests per e-mail, take the following steps:

  • Enter an e-mail address in the grey column
  • Choose a time interval
  • Choose a success rate: If the value is below the chosen rate, you will be notified per e-mail.
  • Start constant checks with the click on “Start ongoing monitoring”
  • Accomplish the authorization for e-mail notifications

What is the idea behind the page type?

With the site type comment (such as blog, site, shop, product site etc.) you can easily determine which errors occur in which site area. These “categories” will be summed up in the tab “Success rate” after the query.

Whom can I thank for this tool?

The tool was mostly developed by Tobias Kräft and Juraj Bugris. The input was given by our SEO consulting team.

We would be grateful if you would tell other web workers about our tool. For this purpose you can simply share our article.

Who can answer my questions?

Please use the comment field of this page and the e-mail address onpage-monitoring-tool@trustagents.de to ask your questions.