The Search Monitor Releases Enhancements To Its Content Monitoring Service

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The enhancements make it easier for marketers to monitor landing pages, blogs, and other websites for prohibited copy

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The current way marketers check for online compliance is an inefficient use of a marketer’s time.

The Search Monitor, the leader in precision ad intelligence for marketers and affiliate managers, today announced that it has enhanced its content monitoring service with several new features.

The Search Monitor’s content monitoring service detects text, image links, affiliate links, and source code (like HTML or java script) on webpages and blogs. Managers of partner channels can use content monitoring to enforce policies such as coupon code distribution, FTC-compliant text, form field publication, scam review sites, image links, restrictions on side-by-side competitor offers, and promotional offer copy.

The newly released enhancements include: highlighting page text or source code text for issues found, automated pass/fail determinations with fail counts, daily re-crawls until issue resolution, a case management system for managing and organizing issues, and history logging to track every activity performed.

Another enhancement lets users monitor the actual source code of a webpage. This goes beyond simple text-matching and finds image tags, forms, tracking codes, and affiliate links.

The Search Monitor’s CEO, Lori Weiman, elaborated on the benefits of today’s enhancements, saying, “We have taken content monitoring into the future by automating much of the user’s workload. The new features let them automatically find and flag issues, push issues into a case management system, and enable simple, quick scans and reviews by affiliate managers. We have shortened their cycle of tasks from requiring hours to needing just a few minutes.”

Weiman continued, “Marketers can confirm that affiliates are including FTC-mandated disclaimers within their ads, for example, or that re-sellers do not mention words such as ‘free’ or ‘sale’ alongside their products.”

Marketers are automatically alerted to a violation and then receive time-stamped screenshots--with violations and rules highlighted—so they can take quick action. As an added bonus, the service automatically re-checks a page where a violation has been found until the issue is resolved.

Company officials report that source code tracking and the new case management component to content monitoring are vital to flagging complex content issues and are the first of their kind on the market.

Weiman concluded by adding that, “The current way marketers check for online compliance, with search engine alerts, or a simple once-a-month monitoring service, is prone to missed violations and false positives, and is an inefficient use of a marketer’s time.”

The Search Monitor encourages online marketers to contact The Search Monitor and request a demo of how the new service can help with their compliance tasks.

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The Search Monitor captures advertising activity on paid search, organic search, social media, mobile search, and shopping engines worldwide for brand and affiliate compliance, and competitive intelligence. Interactive agencies, search marketers, and affiliate marketers use The Search Monitor to gather and analyze competitive information more effectively. To learn more, please visit

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