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wtf is this?

msn, google etc?

what are they doing?

why does it sometimes say 5 bots online and only tell us two of them?

why would google (eg) not always be an online bot?

just generally wtf?
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They're just search engines. :thumbright:
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thanks.

how come sometimes there is 2, other times there is 5?
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They come and go, could be 8-9 on some times
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but what does one being on MEAN?
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It means there's only one bot searching the site.
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oic

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There's 8 bots at the moment
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Post by mikew1972 »

python wrote:but what does one being on MEAN?
The bots scan the internet on behalf of search engines creating for want of a better word an 'index' so that when someone for example searches on google for 'staining wood patio' if there is a thread containing those key words on this site then that thread on this site will be one of the search results returned by google.
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Years ago there used to be 20-30 online bots at a time, which were all indexing the site. Perhaps they do not need to index it as much now because of the auto updating sitemaps.
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Yer what :shock:
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