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#1 gigawert

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Posted 03 August 2015 - 10:40 AM

How come sometimes when it shows people who are reading a topic it also says Facebook, Google, or some other website is reading it? They're not users, because there's no link to their profile.


Edited by gigawert, 03 August 2015 - 10:40 AM.

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Posted 04 August 2015 - 11:22 AM

It's bots crawling the site to index it.

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Posted 04 August 2015 - 11:53 AM

To add to what Animal said, also known as "Web crawlers".

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Web_crawler

It's quite popular. Without them, BleepingComputer wouldn't even get listed in Google, Bing, etc.

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