Web Crawlers

Not to be confused with offline reader. For the search engine of the same name, see WebCrawler.A Web crawler is an Internet bot that systematically browses the World Wide Web, typically for the purpose of Web indexing. A Web crawler may also be called a Web spider, an ant, an automatic indexer, or (in the FOAF software context) a Web scutter.Web search engines and some other sites use Web crawling or spidering software to update their web content or indexes of others sites' web content. Web crawlers can copy all the pages they visit for later processing by a search engine that indexes the downloaded pages so that users can search them much more quickly.
Posts about Web Crawlers
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    … requirements. Excluding Bots and Spiders It can be extremely frustrating to examine your web traffic data, only to see that certain recurring bots and spiders are accountable to a large chunk of the pie. Luckily, Google istaking proactive measures to protect Analytics users from these annoyances. You can opt into Google’s automated bot and spider…

    @ProBloggerin Google- 11 readers -
  • Your Guide to Creating a Successful SEO Link-Building Campaign

    … on detecting and removing content from search results that doesn’t deserve to be there. With this in mind, it’s become important for site owners to not build, but earn valuable inbound links. A successful link-building strategy is no longer a manipulative effort; instead, it now revolves around quality content publication that attracts inbound links like…

    Jayson Demers/ Search Engine Watchin SEO- 17 readers -
  • Traits To Hire In A Link Builder

    Building links takes a specific type of person. Link building is hard work that takes no shortage of creativity, dedication, and sometimes even luck to be successful. I’ve found there are a particular set of skills and attributes are required to build links efficiently. Typical duties of a link builder include: Analyzing various niches and verticals (as well as competition ...

    Jon Ball/ Search Engine Land- 22 readers -
  • Google+ Adds Ability To Restrict Viewership Of Posts By Age And Location

    Google+ has given page owners with content that is inappropriate for young people or illegal in certain countries a way to restrict their audience. The new restrictive targeting feature offers the ability to prevent viewing of all posts from a page or profile by people under 18 or 21. The settings can also be customized and there’s an Alcohol setting with suggested presets t ...

    Martin Beck/ Marketing Land- 12 readers -
  • SEO Basics And Strategies

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    Unzip The Webin SEO- 7 readers -
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