Who's online

Discussion in 'General Discussions' started by Bergy, Jul 9, 2009.

  1. Bergy

    Bergy Member Industry Professional Forum Leader

    Phil,

    At the bottom of the page we can see who is online. What does it mean... Ask Jeeves[bot] MSN[bot]...

    Just wondering

    Bergy
     
  2. Hey Bergy...those are search engine bots, aka crawlers and spiders.

    Hhaving them show up helps me sort out who and when is crawling the site.
     
  3. Bergy

    Bergy Member Industry Professional Forum Leader

    Phil,

    Please forgive my ignorance but, what the devil is crawling a site? Why does crawling happen?

    Bergy
     
  4. Looby

    Looby Member Forum Leader

    Crawlers/bots/spiders are programs that search the web
    gathering information -- on behalf of search engines (or
    other, less benign masters).

    For example, Google: geothermal bergy

    ...resistance is futile, you have been assimilated.

    Looby
     

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