Dealing with Website Language Changes When Monitoring Page for UpdatesHelp Center Troubleshooting • Last updated: 5 June, 2023
If you are reading this, you may have experienced the frustration of the language suddenly switching on your monitored page, causing false positive notifications. Unfortunately, the language behavior of a website is determined by the site developers, and there are several approaches they may use. Some websites base their language on the browser or system settings, which is the best option. Others guess the language based on the country information from the IP address, while others use a mixed approach. There are two approaches you can use to prevent the page language from changing.
Set the browser language
To prevent language switching from occurring when monitoring a website for changes, there are a few things you can do. One option is to set the browser language to a specific language, such as "Danish", in "Advanced Settings" by editing the tracked page configuration on pagecrawl.io. However, keep in mind that some bot detection services can detect this, so use this option only if absolutely necessary.
Use fixed IP address
Another option is to access the website from a fixed IP address. This ensures that the same IP is used to check for changes on the page. However, if the proxy location gets blocked, pagecrawl.io will still try to check for changes using a different proxy location.