InSite Revision History

Version 5.1.3

  • Updated report formats so that sections not included in the report are hidden, but visible sections with no results are displayed.
  • Added an option to disable opening reports as soon as they are created.
  • Result context menus now allow you to copy (Ctrl-C) multiple words and referrers at the same time.
  • Fixed a sorting issue with the Link Errors.
  • Ignore Protocol Prefix is now disabled by default to improve out-of-the-box performance with websites that redirect HTTP to HTTPS.

Version 5.1.2

  • Added Minimum Key Phrase Length option to Word Density Calculation.
  • Added Hebrew dictionary.

Version 5.1.1

  • Fixed an issue with Windows Server 2012 that would prevent projects from loading correctly when running InSite as a Scheduled Task.
  • PDF reports have been updated for full Unicode support.
  • Zero-width space characters are now ignored when spell checking.
  • Improved InSite’s duplicate content detection algorithm to eliminate false positives.

Version 5.1.0

  • Added a new “Find” feature to locate text within the Results tabs (“Ctrl-F”)
  • Added a new option to ignore URLs within specific CSS classes
  • Fixed the titles in the CSV report so that they are consistent with the field names in the user interface
  • InSite can now handle custom dictionary names with more than just a language code in the filename (this is useful if you have two different dictionaries for the same language)
  • The Verified Links tab now includes “Content-Type”, “Content-Length” and “Last Modified” columns to help with site content analysis
  • Fixed a bug that would prevent the scheduler from working on Windows Server 2012 R2
  • Updated the spell checker so that “zero-width” space characters are ignored
  • Various improvements to the HTML and JavaScript parsers
  • Fixed an issue that could cause the selected UI “Theme” to revert back to the default when restarting InSite

Version 5.0.1

  • TLS 1.1 and 1.2 are now supported if .NET 4.5 (or later) is installed on your PC
  • Crawler now auto-detects when Windows-1252 codepage is mislabeled as ISO-8859-1
  • Minor internal tweaks for Windows 10
  • The “skype:” protocol prefix no longer created “Unrecognized Protocol” warnings
  • Updated the YouTube video checker so that unpublished videos are flagged as errors
  • Soft 404 detection is now case insensitive
  • JavaScript errors can now be hidden on the Login Wizard

Version 5.0.0

  • Brand new Windows 10 look and feel
  • Word Count feature is now optimized to use significantly less memory
  • Updated YouTube link checker
  • Log now includes date/time column for easier troubleshooting
  • Fixed an issue that could cause HTML tags to appear in spell checking results if the HTML on site was badly malformed
  • Standard hyperlinks (<a href=””></a>) to YouTube videos are now checked as though they were embedded videos
  • .NET 4.0 is now the required runtime (.NET 2.0 is no longer supported)
  • Pages with Canonical URL tags present are now skipped by the SEO checker (unless accessed at the Canonical URL). This prevents double counting SEO problems.
  • Added a new type-o detection feature so that common typos that are not misspellings can be always flagged (for example “trail lawyer” instead of “trial lawyer”)

Version 4.1.3

  • Fixed an issue with the spell checker that could cause words to be incorrectly detected as Proper Names in some rare circumstances
  • Updated the link checker so that “http://” is automatically prepended to any PDF links that do not include it
  • Updated the CSS parser
  • Updated the Passwords & Forms wizard so that the invalid security certificate error is no longer displayed

Version 4.1.2

  • Updated crawler so that YouTube links embedded using JavaScript are parsed correctly
  • Added a check for double punctuation at the end of a sentence (i.e. “..”)

Version 4.1.1

  • Fixed a double entity encoding bug which could cause some improperly encoded HTML to go unreported by InSite
  • Fixed a bug that would cause words separated by only a “.” or “..” to go unreported by InSite

Version 4.1.0

  • Updated crawler so that sites which no longer use SSLv3 can still be crawled
  • Fixed a bug in the spell checker which would cause words in all capitals to be incorrectly identified as a proper name
  • Spell checking suggestions are now loaded asynchronously for improved responsiveness
  • Fixed case sensitivity issue in word count “Find” feature
  • Improved document encoding detection
  • Renamed “Advanced Project Settings” to “Advanced Options”, and changed “Default Project Settings” to “Project Defaults”
  • Updated 3rd party components
  • InSite will now work in a FIPS compliant environment

Version 4.0.15

  • Internal changes to make InSite more robust on sites with missing/malformed HTML tags
  • New Project dialog window is now shown at first run (rather than default project being automatically created)
  • Improvements to Word Count function for some non-English websites

Version 4.0.14

  • Updated English, French and Italian dictionaries

Version 4.0.13

  • Added a spell checker option to ignore words that begin with “…”
  • Fixed a crashing bug that could occur if the “SEO Analysis” option was disabled
  • Added the ability to copy multiple URLs from the Keyword Density URL list

Version 4.0.12

  • Fixed a bug that could cause spelling errors to be reported multiple times in PDF documents
  • Added the thousand separator to tab counts
  • Fixed InSite so that .NET 4.0 is the preferred framework to use (if multiple frameworks are installed)

Version 4.0.11

  • Added an option to Advanced Project Settings to skip analysis of pages with “noindex” meta tag
  • Added new SEO checks
  • Open Graph meta links are now validated
  • Minor bug fixes

Version 4.0.10

  • Added auto-sizing columns to all result tables
  • Fixed an “Unexpected Error” message that could appear on some sites

Version 4.0.9

  • Fixed an “Unexpected Error” message in word-count feature

Version 4.0.8

  • Fixed a critical error in the Word Count summary that could result in lost words
  • Fixed case-sensitivity issues in some SEO check processes

Version 4.0.7

  • HTTP timeouts are no longer reported as “408 – Gateway Timeout” errors, they are corrected reported simply as Request Timeouts
  • Changed “Number of Threads” to “Number of Crawlers”

Version 4.0.6

  • Fixed several minor UI issues

Version 4.0.5

  • Added the option to disabled cookies in Advanced Crawler Settings
  • InSite can now use .NET 4.0 or .NET 3.5
  • Adjusted PDF parsing to better handle text in some types of PDFs
  • Fixed a bug that could cause an Unexpected Error when excluding a page directly from the results

Version 4.0.4

  • Fixed a number of issues in the internal Word Count database

Version 4.0.3

  • Fixed an issue that could cause Pause/Resume feature to show an Unexpected Error window

Version 4.0.2

  • Fixed parsing issue in HTML heading tags

Version 4.0.1

  • Fixed a number of minor issues in the SEO checklist

Version 4.0.0

  • InSite now requires .NET 3.5
  • Projects can be organized into folders
  • Changes made to the Default Project Settings now affect all projects.
  • You can now specify the folder where projects are saved (useful for multiple user environments). See “Settings | Application Settings…”.
  • InSite can now be paused and will automatically pause/resume if your PC suspends or hibernates
  • Added new “Find” feature to word count window, so you can locate which pages contain a particular word
  • Added <h1>, <h2> and <h3> to the keyword density tab
  • PDF documents are now checked for broken links
  • InSite now spell checks PDF and RTF documents on your website
  • InSite now performs over 30 different checks for SEO best practices
  • New application icon
  • InSite now checks embedded YouTube, Vimeo and Dailymotion videos to ensure that they are still live
  • Faster internal database for Word Counting and Keyword Density Analysis
  • Simplified the result context menus (fewer submenus)

Version 3.2.9

  • Added context menus to word count lists so word counts can be copied directly to the clipboard
  • Fixed a crashing bug that could occur when adding multiple words to the custom dictionary at the same time

Version 3.2.8

  • Added “Auto-Detect” shortcut to the main toolbar
  • Fixed a spacing issue with “li” HTML elements in the spell checker

Version 3.2.7

  • Fixed meta keywords and description not being counted for word count and keyword density on some sites
  • Changed “Flag Empty Href Tags” to default to “off”

Version 3.2.6

  • Fixed a bug in the custom dictionary that could cause some words to still be flagged as spelling mistakes

Version 3.2.5

  • Enhanced the “Ignore Proper Names” feature of InSite. This is now enabled by default on new projects

 Version 3.2.4

  • Newline characters are now stripped from CSV report format
  • Fixed a bug in the custom dictionary auto-detect feature that would incorrectly identify case sensitivity
  • Fixed a bug in the custom dictionary where the changes would not be applied to the current spelling mistakes correctly

 Version 3.2.3

  • Added a check for empty “href” attributes (or attributes with just “#”). This check can be disabled in Advanced Project Settings.

Version 3.2.3

  • Updated all dictionaries, much improved spell checking
  • Fixed a bug in spell check engine that would prevent duplicate words from being detected
  • Fixed installer so that upgrades should now be a little more reliable (some users had to reinstall twice when upgrading)

Version 3.2.2

  • Fixed “Recheck Only this Page” shortcut
  • Fixed the Root URL textbox overlapping the “Go” button

Version 3.2.1

  • Fixed a bug that could cause an unhandled exception to occur when access in the scheduler on Windows Vista/7

Version 3.2.0

  • Added case-sensitivity to custom dictionary
  • Added “Context” to broken links results; shows the HTML/CSS/JavaScript context of the broken link
  • Added keyboard shortcuts to result context menus
  • Added new advanced crawler settings
  • Added new standard User-Agents for IE9 and FireFox

Version 3.1.5

  • Fixed issue with report designer crashing in some cases

Version 3.1.4

  • Fixed an issue with Word Count feature that affected German websites (causing Unexpected Error)

Version 3.1.3

  • Improved cookie handling, improves performance with some sites
  • Updated Form Wizard to provide better site compatibility
  • Improved “Open File in Editor” functionality so that Additional Root URLs are considered

Version 3.1.2

  • Updated installer to automatically install .NET framework if not present

Version 3.1.1

  • Improved accuracy of “Ignore Proper Names” feature
  • Fixed “Link Depth” increment in User Interface (now 1 instead of 128)
  • Fixed minor issues with scheduler user interface
  • Added “hellip” to list of known HTML entities
  • Fixed missing Link Errors bookmark in PDF reports

Version 3.1.0

  • New multi-threaded crawler and spell checker for significantly improved performance
  • Added options to enable/disable HTTP keep-alive
  • Added options to enable/disable HTTP compression
  • Improved project Export/Import (results and data are now included)
  • New report designer for limited customization of reports
  • Added PDF “bookmarks” to reports

Version 3.0.3

  • InSite now remembers previous window location
  • Scheduler log is now more verbose when certain types of errors occur
  • Added TLS Email option
  • Fixed Form Wizard not properly catching post data on non-HTTPs sites
  • Fixed scheduler so “Last Result” no longer shows random value while task is still running
  • Fixed error that could occur when loading some non-English dictionaries
  • Added context sensitive help (F1 can also now be used a help shortcut on any screen)

Version 3.0.2

  • Scheduler now verifies user password before saving task
  • Updated result context menus (“right click”) to provide additional look-up options
  • Fixed “Delete URL” in Excluded Pages always disabled
  • Fixed Root URL case sensitivity issue
  • Added support for Google’s Ajax crawling framework (“_escaped_fragement_”)
  • Added ability to include “#DATE#” and “#TIME#” placeholders in scheduled report filenames
  • Updated “Default Project Settings” page (differentiates itself from “Advanced Project Settings”)

Version 3.0.1

  • Excluded pages now works correctly when non standard port is used.
  • Changed Additional Root URL behavior, pages under Additional Root URL paths are now treated as internal.
  • Updated installer to automatically launch InSite after installation

Version 3.0.0

  • Import Robots.txt now imports “Allow” rules
  • Added Export Robots.txt capability
  • Robots.txt import now correctly imports “Allow” rules
  • Exclusion list now supports “$” character to match end of URLs
  • New Windows 7 look and feel
  • Added ability Import/Export project files to/from other Inspyder applications
  • New easier to use scheduler interface, allows editing of scheduled tasks and uses wizard interface
  • Scheduling tasks no longer requires windows password
  • New report engine no longer requires GAC registration
  • InSite now run as 64-bit processes on 64-bit versions of Windows
  • Now possible to use custom User Agent strings
  • Crawler now uses HTTP compression when possible
  • Added “Manual Login” option for password protected websites
  • Major spell checker improvements to reduce false-positive spelling mistakes
  • Improved standard dictionaries
  • Added new spell checking options for more refined control
  • Added error page detection for finding broken links in Content Management Systems when 404 is not returned by server
  • InSite now shows any HTTP redirections found on site
  • Added ability to exclude external link checking explicitly

Version 2.0.10

  • Fixed Meta tags not reported correct in Keyword Density reports
  • Fixed several problems with complex URL handling
  • Increased the maximum allowed crawler timeout value from 60 seconds to 600

Version 2.0.9

  • Fixed “Access Denied” error when generating email report on some PCs
  • Fixed character encoding issue on some pages using ISO-8859-1
  • Fixed “Server committed a protocol violation error” that affected some web servers

Version 2.0.8

  • Fixed “Invalid Relative Path” error introduced in version 2.0.7 that affected some sites
  • Fixed sort in Link Errors
  • Limit on number of words in Custom Dictionary removed
  • Changed document encoding precedence, http headers now override meta tags
  • Split Meta Keywords and Meta Description apart in Keyword Density analysis (previously was all under “Meta”)
  • Improved messages when if error occurs during PDF report generation

Version 2.0.7

  • Improved performance when running through scheduler
  • Scheduler interface now correctly assigns option for zipping reports

Version 2.0.6

  • Added special license mechanism for enterprise users
  • Fixed error when copying spelling suggestion to clipboard

Version 2.0.5

  • Fixed a minor bug that affected some websites using Unicode
  • Updated crawler to include additional HTML attributes

Version 2.0.4

  • Updated dictionaries and additional languages are now included with InSite
  • Spelling mistake suggestions are now available (right click on a spelling mistake row to view suggestions
  • Significantly improved the performance of SmartSense (used to automatically detect false positive spelling mistakes)
  • Fixed illegal characters in project names problem

Version 2.0.3

  • Improved meta tag parser so that more meta tag formats are handled
  • Changed default spell checking settings so that words with numbers are ignored
  • Fixed minor bug in HTML entity processor

Version 2.0.2

  • Fixed an error that could occur when reading some version 1 project files
  • Fixed cookie handling when site uses redirects (301, 302, etc.)
  • Fixed ‘Unexpected Error’ that could occur on some systems

Version 2.0.1

  • Fixed minor bug in spell checker (some numbers were flagged as spelling mistakes)
  • InSite now traps and reports Invalid Relative Paths in HTTP redirects

Version 2.0.0

  • Major Update: InSite now requires .NET 2.0
  • Fixed Crawler Timeout and User Agents set in Master Project not used in New Projects
  • Multiple link errors on a single page are now grouped in link check results (‘Count’ column indicates number of occurrences)
  • CSS comments are now correctly filtered before link checking
  • Added duplicate content detection, so if multiple different URLs point to the same page (ex: and it’s only spell checked once.
  • Redesigned report engine produces PDF and XLS (Excel) reports
  • Added the ability to zip report attachments to emailed reports
  • Added the ability to exclude spell checking of sections by CSS class name
  • Word count by word and word count by page are now separate report components
  • Spell checking, link checking, word count and keyword density counting can now be independently enabled disabled by project
  • Meta text can now be excluded from spell checking
  • Words with numbers (such as ’15lbs’) can now be ignored by spell check
  • Double words (such as ‘Pizza Pizza’) can now be added to the custom dictionary
  • Columns in result tables can now be reordered (by dragging)
  • Result table tabs can now be reordered (by dragging)
  • Added text to result tables when no data is shown
  • Significantly reduced memory usage for large sites
  • Significantly improved performance of:
    • Spell checking
    • Loading/Saving results
    • SmartSense
  • Fixed problem processing some HTML entities during spell checking
  • Dictionary language is now automatically selected based on Windows language

Version 1.5.6

  • Fixed GUI layout problem when non-standard screen DPI is used by Windows

Version 1.5.5

  • Fixed Word Count by Word section not appearing in reports

Version 1.5.4

  • Fixed problem with CSS link detection on certain pages

Version 1.5.3

  • Fixed problem saving/loading settings in non-English version of Windows
  • Fixed an HTML entity decoding bug when 2 digit hex values are used
  • Fixed parsing of URLs beginning with “//”
  • Added graceful error handling when unable to create custom dictionary
  • Added basic support for crawling JavaScript

Version 1.5.2

  • Fixed several minor issues related to saving results
  • Added “Use SSL” option to SMTP settings

Version 1.5.1

  • Dictionary selection now works correctly
  • Fixed minor bug with Additional Root URLs that could cause entries to become duplicated
  • Fixed button color on Advanced Project Settings

Version 1.5.0

  • Moved all options into Advanced Project Settings (most settings can now be configured per-project)
  • Added ‘Master Project’ to define default settings for new projects
  • Custom Dictionary location can now be specified for each project
  • Added option to suppress “Added xx words to the dictionary” pop-up message
  • Added option to hide spelling mistakes/link errors when they are “checked”
  • Added Robots.txt import capability
  • Added domain alias support (so sites using multiple domains can be crawled in one pass, for example: “” and “”)
  • Added User-Agent option (so InSite can masquerade as IE or FireFox if necessary)
  • Removed “Tools” menu and replaced with “Project” and “Settings” menus
  • Words added to the custom dictionary while crawling now take effect immediately

Version 1.4.6

  • Fixed a minor bug that occurred when deleting some projects
  • Fixed a bug that could cause some links not to be followed
  • Fixed a minor bug that prevented words from being added to the custom dictionary

Version 1.4.5

  • Fixed a minor bug in the crawler that could cause an “Unexpected Error” on some websites
  • Added descriptive error message for HTTP 400 response (Bad Request)

Version 1.4.4

  • Fixed 2 minor bugs in URL resolution (improves crawler/website compatibility)
  • Changed dictionaries to smaller, more accurate versions
  • Added ‘English-CDN’ dictionary (Canadian English)
  • Updated various internal components to improve performance (crawl speed and memory usage)

Version 1.4.3

  • ‘Alt’ and ‘Title’ attribute text is now all marked as ‘Alt’ text when spell checking/determining word density
  • Page Title text is now marked separately from body text when spell checking and determining keyword density
  • Fixed a bug in keyword density analysis that would cause inaccurate results in some cases
  • Link referrer is now included in CSV export
  • InSite now automatically saves results when crawling sites in command-line mode
  • Fixed a minor bug in ‘Open File in Browser’ (Invalid Relative Path errors can no longer be opened)
  • Added ‘Last Crawled’ information to status bar after loading project

Version 1.4.2

  • Updated Password Pages Wizard
  • Changed ‘Additional Root URLs’ to use Relative URL style (like exclusion list and password protected pages)
  • Can now paste into ‘Additional Root URLs’ text box
  • Fixed application icon for Windows 2000
  • Crawler no longer follows HTML Form ‘Action’ attributes implicitly. They are only followed if form data is set in the Protected Pages setting.
  • Added ‘Open Referrer in Browser’ option to Verified Links context menu (Right-Click)
  • Fixed a minor bug that could show can incorrect Link Errors count
  • Changed Duplicate Word detection logic. Duplicates are only flagged if not separated by any punctuation (Example: “very, very” is not flagged anymore)
  • Minor UI change: Result tabs now show the result counts
  • Fixed a minor bug that could cause the ‘Open in Editor’ feature to fail if the local path contained spaces

Version 1.4.1

  • Fixed a bug that caused Exclusion List to not work correctly on sites that use both HTTP and HTTPS
  • Added referrer information to ‘Verified Links’ result tab (shows only one referrer)
  • Added optional crawler delay to ‘Options’ (to slow InSite down when crawling a site)
  • Updated HTML templates so that Word Count by Page is shown in reports
  • Improved link checking: Unrecognized protocol prefixes are now flagged
  • Added the ability to copy spelling mistake to clipboard
  • Changed Custom Dictionary UI to free form editor (one word per line), allows bulk copy & paste

Version 1.4.0

  • Added the ability to launch file editor by right-clicking spelling or link error
  • Relocated word count information to Tools -> Word Count
  • Changed ‘Wrench’ icon to open Advanced Project Settings, general options can be opened with Tools -> Options
  • Added ability to specify multiple starting URLs (for sites that are not fully cross-linked)
  • Crawler now reads and follows ‘Meta-Refresh’ tags
  • Added option to include/exclude meta text from word count
  • Added the ability to edit existing protected pages and included/excluded URLs by double clicking them
  • Added ability to override a URL ‘Exclude’ rule with ‘Include’ rule
  • Made crawler timeout user configurable
  • Added option to limit depth of crawl
  • Added check boxes to Spelling Mistakes and Link Errors so users can ‘cross off’ corrected errors
  • Relaxed project naming rules to allow ‘.’ character (so a domain can now be a project name)
  • Added the option to save spelling/link checking results with project (enabled by default)
  • Fixed bug that could cause incorrect referrer information in link check results

Version 1.3.3

  • Updated English-UK dictionary
  • Added Word Count by Page
  • Fixed issues with ‘Check for Updates’ button
  • Increased the trial limit to 25 pages

Version 1.3.2

  • Added ‘hellip’ to list of recognized HTML entities
  • Minor update to HTML parser logic
  • Minor UI update

Version 1.3.1

  • Improved HTML parser to reduce the number of ‘Parse Error’ messages
  • Fixed CSV reports, now contains all 6 report components
  • Added SMTP username and password option
  • Added “Relative/Actual URL” information to password protected pages dialog and excluded URLs dialog

Version 1.3.0

  • Full support for HTML escape sequences (Example: » is now correctly interpreted as »)
  • Added word/phrase density checking
  • Added word counting/summary information
  • Improved link detection in HTML documents (more attributes correctly detected)
  • Improved reports (smaller file sizes, added word density and count information)
  • HTML content in reports is now properly escaped
  • Improved crawler speed when detecting broken links
  • Changed ‘Verified Links’ to include all HTML pages
  • Changed ‘Verified Pages’ name to ‘Spell Checked Pages’
  • Added ‘Link Errors’ counter to main form
  • Links split across multiple lines are now correctly followed
  • URLs not enclosed in single or double quotes are now followed (old HTML style)

Version 1.2.7

  • Links in CSS and style sections are now followed
  • Added the ability test email server configuration
  • Fixed a parse bug, when parsing a page with “>” in an attribute
  • Improved handling of page text encoding

Version 1.2.6

  • Added support for proxy-authentication through Microsoft ISA
  • Added ellipsis (…), hyphen (-) and m-dash (—) as word separator characters
  • InSite now interprets numeric HTML entities (example: —)
  • Status bar now correctly displays the actual page being crawled
  • It’s now possible to block an external site through the exclusion list

Version 1.2.5

  • Email message is now fully customizable
  • Check ‘description’ and ‘keywords’ META tags
  • Support for ‘insite_words’ META tag (see manual)
  • Wildcards (*) can now be used in file/URL exclusion list
  • A single page can now be re-checked for spelling errors (right click in result table)

Version 1.2.4

  • Now accept secure (HTTPS) pages with invalid (unsigned) security certificates
  • Improved UI for setting up password protected pages and forms
  • Fixed a bug that caused all URLs to appear external in some CMS systems
  • Accept both single and double quotes as HTML attribute delimiter (src=”pic.jpg” and src=’pic.jpg’ are now understood)
  • Catch and report badly formed URLs gracefully
  • Use BASE tag (if present) when resolving relative links
  • Fixed installer .NET Runtime link

Version 1.2.3

  • Added English-UK dictionary
  • Added ‘SPAN’ to the non-breaking HTML tag list
  • Improved export to HTML speed
  • Added the ability to check “TITLE” and “ALT” attribute text
  • When a page is added to the exclusion list through the result tab, the page is now automatically removed from the results
  • Modified the way duplicate words are detected to reduce the number of false positives

Version 1.2.2

  • Added additional ‘&nbsp’ (no trailing semi-colon) removal
  • Added ‘FONT’ to the non-breaking HTML tag list

Version 1.2.1

  • Crawler now follows ‘action’ attributes (form pages are followed without direct link)
  • Crawling password protected pages fixed (was broken in 1.2)
  • Changed HTML filter. Non-spacing HTML tags (, , etc.) do not break up words

Version 1.2

  • Added command line interface to full version
  • Added scheduler interface for full version
  • Added HTML reports
  • Added e-mail output to reports
  • Moved file storage from application folder to user’s application data folder
  • Added taskbar
  • Allow sorting of results

Version 1.1

  • Added domain to credentials
  • Added external link check
  • Added User-Agent string (appears as IE)
  • Dynamically remove words from the result list when added to the custom dictionary
  • Added extra ‘Go’ button
  • Added ‘Delete key’ support to project list
  • Fixed a bug when deleting projects

Version 1.0

  • Initial Release