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Who are they

PostPosted: Thu Jan 15, 2009 11:08 pm
by Pigglet
I'm sure this is a daft question to those who know the answer :-? but I otta ask....

The bottom of the board index were it says 'registered users on line' I keep seeing google [bot] and yahoo [bot] etc!

What are they? Who are they? They're not proper people are they?

I dont get it!!!! Sorry if I'm being thick!!! :oops:

Re: Who are they

PostPosted: Fri Jan 16, 2009 12:13 am
by snail
I think they are Search engines automatically keeping tabs on the site, Pigglet.

That's how they know it is here, so when someone types "Problem Pages" into Google, Google knows where we are. :D

Re: Who are they

PostPosted: Fri Jan 16, 2009 9:22 am
by Pigglet
Ah, that makes sense!

Thanks snail :D

Re: Who are they

PostPosted: Sat Jan 17, 2009 7:20 pm
by Liquidius
They're just bots like snail said monitoring Problem Pages so that it can be sent up to the top of the list (or closer to the top of the list) when you search for it in Google. It's called search engine optimization, and is often used by companies to help advertise their websites :)

Hope this helps!