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Weird Companions

Postby Ierrellus » Sun Jul 26, 2015 1:47 pm

Please explain the terms, spider, crawler, bot. Who are they?
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Re: Weird Companions

Postby Zoot Allures » Sun Jul 26, 2015 2:36 pm

I think they're software programs that roam the net getting information to provide search engines with.
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Re: Weird Companions

Postby objet petit a » Mon Jul 27, 2015 10:00 pm

Zoot is exactly right.
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Re: Weird Companions

Postby Carleas » Tue Jul 28, 2015 8:36 pm

Spider and crawler refer to the same thing, and they are both a type of bot, which is any program that navigates the internet autonomously. They can be used for more than just search indexing, but most of the ones that visit ILP are search indexers.

There are several open source versions if you really want to get to know them.
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