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#1 dannyboy950

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Posted 23 January 2016 - 12:56 PM

Do we have a google bot browseing some of the sub forums?

This morning I see a google (1) listed on the general security page in the list of members.guests,etc.

Hovering the cursor over it, it does not produce a link and a member bio like the others do.

 

Just curieous.


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Posted 23 January 2016 - 12:57 PM

It's one of Google's web crawlers - it indexes pages, allowing them to be found via Google searches.

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Posted 23 January 2016 - 01:21 PM

Thank you, kinda what I was thinking but wanted to mention it. Wanted to make shure I was not bringing in any uninvited guests. lol


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Posted 23 January 2016 - 03:11 PM

Not just Google, I've lost count of all the others as well.

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Posted 23 January 2016 - 05:41 PM

Like Google, Alexa, Facebook, Baidu, etc. Pretty much every search engine, ranking service, etc. have a bot crawling on the forums. Here's a small list for you.

http://www.user-agents.org/

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Posted 23 January 2016 - 06:50 PM

Wow that is quite a list. Here I am wondering about 1 lol.


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Posted 23 January 2016 - 10:47 PM

It's also possible to create your own web crawler. These can be used for so many things, it's not uncommon to encounter them on forums.

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