[Bot]'s.... What do they do?

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[Bot]'s.... What do they do?

Postby SPSKeeper on Thu Feb 05, 2015 10:28 pm

Ok, I can't be the only one wondering if these Google/Yahoo[Bot]'s are either real people or actual...bots. Bob, what are they and what is the purpose of having them on the site? Am I missing something here....? Thanks to anyone who responds with more technical terminology than my vocabulary allows lol.

Sorry if this question was already addressed. Did not see anything here and not sure what to search for.
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Re: [Bot]'s.... What do they do?

Postby BraenDead on Fri Feb 06, 2015 10:40 am

The Google, yahoo and other bots are not real people. These are the spiders/crawlers/bots that search engines use to get the content of various websites. Since website content changes often (especially on a forum), they will visit the sites quite often and store all of the content quite often, visiting many times a day. These are just software programs running in hugs server farms to pull down all of this data. This is what allows results from the site to show up on search engine pages when searching for something related to the content on here.

Hope this clears this up!

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