To protect our users’ websites and to prevent abuse, certain ContentKing features require websites to be verified in order to use the features.
Features requiring website verification
The ContentKing features that require website verification are:
- Raising the Monitoring speed above 100%
- Setting a custom user-agent string
Raising the Monitoring speed above 100%
ContentKing monitors websites continuously. The speed with which ContentKing crawls your website depends on your website’s size, webserver’s capacity and the Monitoring speed setting which you can control. You can read more about this setting here: Monitoring speed and frequency
By default, the Monitoring speed for any website you add to ContentKing is set to 100%. You can fully control this setting and lower the speed if necessary.
However, if you want ContentKing to crawl your website faster than 100%, you first need to verify the website.
After the website is verified, the Monitoring speed can be set up to 1,000%.
Raising the Monitoring speed above 100% should be done with caution.
While ContentKing will be able to detect changes on your website faster, there will also be significantly more requests sent to your server.
Setting a Custom User-agent
Browsers and web crawlers such as ContentKing send a special identification, called the user-agent string, to the website they’re accessing. More about this here: User-agent string
ContentKing allows you to choose from a variety of predefined user-agent strings which you can set for a website.
You can also use a fully custom user-agent string. However, to enable this option for a website, the website needs to be verified first.
How to verify a website in ContentKing
You can verify the website in two ways:
1. Enable the Google Search Console integration
To enable the Google Search Console integration, go to the Integrations tab of the Settings section.
2. Install the Cloudflare Worker if your website is running on Cloudflare.
To enable the Log File Analysis feature and install the Cloudflare Worker, please follow the steps outlined in the Log File Analysis support article.
If connecting Google Search Console or installing the Cloudflare Worker isn’t possible for you, please contact us for manual website verification.