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[bot] ????? what?

Discussion in 'General Discussion' started by Happyflyer, Aug 1, 2014.

  1. Happyflyer

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    This is for the web wizards out there.
    Scroll to the bottom of a page and check the "Who is online"
    Many times you will find an entry of, "[bot] Google" along with a person's name or two.
    Just what is that and what is it doing?
     
  2. rrmccabe

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    They are the things that crawl the web and index content. Google Bots and other search engines. Just means they are reading and indexing the site.
     
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  4. Happyflyer

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    Ah, yes, so I can find "stuff" when I search.
    Thanks
     
  5. gunslinger

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    That's why you can find stuff on this forum using Google much faster than using the PP search engine... :D
     
  6. rrmccabe

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    You said PP :mrgreen: