How Requestly used to keep their product documentation updated

Discover how Requestly, a Y-Combinator backed tool, improved content management, SEO, and productivity by adopting for documentation. Learn how they overcame challenges and achieved real-time updates effortlessly.

Aug 30, 2023
How Requestly used to keep their product documentation updated

About Requestly:

Founded in 2021 as an alternative to tools like Charles Proxy and Fiddler, Requestly is a YC backed open-source developer tool that helps frontend developers in testing and debugging web applications in various stages of development.
They boast a user base of over 200,000 installations in the Chrome Store, spanning across 10,000+ companies, and are one of the most used products in the Ad-Tech Industry for testing & debugging of Ad-Pixels.

The Problem:

We started our product documentation on Gitbook but it was hard to add any CTAs or organize content, and Gitbook also lacked building blocks and non-existent SEO. - Sachin Jain, CEO@Requestly.
  1. Documentation woes: Despite its growth, Requestly struggled with keeping its product documentation up-to-date with multiple parties involved.
  1. GitBook Limitations: Gitbook was good for documentation but there were limitations while adding CTAs, analytics and content organization. And SEO was another big problem.
  1. In-House Nightmare: Transitioning to an in-house solution offered SEO advantages, flexibility, and dynamic page generation. But they soon realized it was a maintenance nightmare.
We built an In-house solution using Next.js. Although We got good SEO benefits with this, we found it hard to keep the docs updated. Even updating a simple image was a nightmare.
- Sachin Jain, CEO@Requestly.

The Solution:

  1. Adoption: Requestly choose to transition from the in-house solution as they were already using notion for their internal documentation.
  1. Quality Template Selection: Bullet’s high-quality documentation template helped Requestly to go live in less than 2 days while providing an incredible UX to their customers.
  1. Sub-Directory Hosting: Requestly wanted to serve their content in the sub-directory of their website and was promptly done by utilizing Cloudflare workers.
Now being everything present in Notion, everyone can update the production documentation seamlessly and we have the benefits of SEO. Bullet just made our lives easier. - Sachin Jain, CEO@Requestly.


  1. Streamlined Maintenance: With content residing in Notion and's seamless integration, the entire team could update documentation effortlessly in realtime.
  1. SEO Benefits: The migration from their in-house solution enabled the retention of SEO advantages while offering seamless workflow.
  1. Enhanced Productivity:'s ease of use helped Requestly achieve significant time savings in maintenance which increased overall productivity.


Requestly's journey showcases the power of in simplifying content management for various usecases.
By seamlessly bridging Notion and, Requestly sidestepped challenges in content maintenance, SEO, and efficiency.