Get the whole story from HTTP response snapshots

  • February 23, 2021
  • Veronika Martosova

As an SEO, you don't have time to focus on every minute detail. At the end of the day, there’s a short list of what really matters: how your pages changed, what impact those changes had, and how it affected your bottom line.

But sometimes you do need more details. Sometimes you need to know as much about the HTTP responses returned from the server as you can.

And that's where our new feature comes in!

What else changed on this page?

Did ContentKing report a page change, and now you want to know what else changed on that page? Some examples:

  • If the title and meta description were removed, what other parts of the template were dropped?
  • The article was recently updated, but how did it actually change?
  • When the number of links in the footer changed, which ones were added or removed?
Tracked Changes in ContentKing showing that a title and meta description of a page were removed, the last updated property was changed, and the number of links in the footer decreased

Why are these two HTTP responses alternating?

Or maybe you see that ContentKing is getting alternating versions of the page from the server. Here you want to identify where the problematic version comes from and get rid of it before search engines stumble upon it as well. But then there’s the issue of passing concise information along to your tech team…

Tracked Changes on Page detail in ContentKing showing alternating versions of a page - one with a title and the other one without the title

All answers in an HTTP response snapshot

Let us give you the real evidence! Now you can investigate the entire response payload that ContentKing received in detail for every change that ContentKing tracks.

HTTP Request & Response Headers

Snapshot viewer on Page detail in ContentKing showing the response headers

HTTP Response Body

Snapshot viewer on Page detail in ContentKing showing the response body

Rendered DOM

If you have JavaScript rendering enabled, you can also see the rendered DOM of the page.

Snapshot viewer on Page detail in ContentKing showing the rendered DOM

Download the snapshot

Do you need to show the response to your colleagues or the technical team? Easily download the snapshot of the response and forward it directly to them.

Button for downloading the entire HTTP response snapshot in ContentKing

See the snapshot in a single click

Getting to the snapshot of the response is easy! Just hover over an entry on the Tracked Changes tab of a Page detail and click on View snapshot.

Link View snapshot for opening the Snapshot viewer with the HTTP response snapshot shown on Page detail in ContentKing

Available on Enterprise plan

This feature is available on our Enterprise plan. Reach out to us if you're interested and we'll be happy to discuss how the many features in this plan can help you.

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Veronika Martosova

Veronika is ContentKing's Product Manager. She loves talking to our customers to understand their needs and then work with the development team to come up with the right solutions to them. She enjoys working on the intersection of design, development, marketing and business.