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Just came on to check this and there was 10 users reading it, but only 5 guests, and of course 0 members, or anonymous, with Bing (2) and Yahoo (3)?

 

Does that mean there are 2 Bingbots and 3 Yahoobots reading this? Are they perhaps advertisers?

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A Google bot.

 

Googlebot

 

Googlebot is Google's web crawling bot (sometimes also called a "spider"). Crawling is the process by which Googlebot discovers new and updated pages to be added to the Google index.

They use a huge set of computers to fetch (or "crawl") billions of pages on the web. Googlebot uses an algorithmic process: computer programs determine which sites to crawl, how often, and how many pages to fetch from each site.

Googlebot's crawl process begins with a list of webpage URLs, generated from previous crawl processes and augmented with Sitemap data provided by webmasters.

As Googlebot visits each of these websites it detects links (SRC and HREF) on each page and adds them to its list of pages to crawl. New sites, changes to existing sites, and dead links are noted and used to update the Google index.

Edited by iChris
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No joke. How did you think Google knew what was on all the webpages when you did a search? Same for Bing and Yahoo, and many, many others. All that information doesn't just magically appear, it has to be searched for, scraped, and stored. And it's a neverending process, going on 24/7/365.

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