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BRUZR
09-28-2004, 12:16 PM
What is Google Spider? I was just looking at the current users and one was Google Spider. :confused:

k7mto
09-28-2004, 01:42 PM
Spiders, crawlers, etc., are bots (programs) which systemattically search the web and gather information to populate search engine databases. The Google Spider gathers info for Google, so when folks go to Google and search for something, it retrieves the information from their databases to display. The spiders help keep the information current.

eg: A Google search for "arizona virtual jeep club" results in the following hits (info retrieved by Google via spiders)

http://www.google.com/search?hl=en&lr=&ie=UTF-8&q=arizona+virtual+jeep+club

BRUZR
09-28-2004, 01:45 PM
Gotcha... I figured as much, but just never saw a spider or crawler actually show up as a user, rather than as guest.