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online bots

Posted: Thu Jun 11, 2009 6:32 pm
by python
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?

Posted: Thu Jun 11, 2009 6:46 pm
by thescruff
They're just search engines. :thumbright:

Posted: Thu Jun 11, 2009 6:53 pm
by python
thanks.

how come sometimes there is 2, other times there is 5?

Posted: Thu Jun 11, 2009 6:54 pm
by thescruff
They come and go, could be 8-9 on some times

Posted: Thu Jun 11, 2009 6:56 pm
by python
but what does one being on MEAN?

Posted: Thu Jun 11, 2009 6:59 pm
by thescruff
It means there's only one bot searching the site.

Posted: Thu Jun 11, 2009 7:52 pm
by python
oic

thanks

Posted: Thu Jun 11, 2009 8:53 pm
by thescruff
There's 8 bots at the moment

Posted: Thu Jun 11, 2009 9:57 pm
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.

Posted: Sat Jun 13, 2009 7:23 am
by ultimatehandyman
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.

Posted: Sat Jun 13, 2009 3:34 pm
by Steve the Gas
Yer what :shock: