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Search Spider? #164380 06/01/07 06:18 PM
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Trumpy Offline OP
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What exactly is a search spider?.
If you go here
at the bottom of the page there is a big list of these things, what are they for?.

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Re: Search Spider? [Re: Trumpy] #164381 06/01/07 06:37 PM
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Hmmm... so far as i can see, i believe, this are the serach strings of the all known search engines aka yahoo, google etc.

Will say, if you type a search like "ground fault exception" , the engines search the net and if something in this board match the search, it will display as result.

hope you understand, sorry for my bad english

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Herrmann


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Re: Search Spider? [Re: Trumpy] #164382 06/01/07 06:47 PM
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Originally Posted by Trumpy
What exactly is a search spider?.

Mike,

My understanding is they are some of the Computers that surf around the Web collecting and catalogging content for the search engines. This BB software must recognize them somehow (possibly by IP address ?)

Bill

Re: Search Spider? [Re: herrmann] #164383 06/01/07 06:48 PM
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Trumpy Offline OP
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Gidday there Herrmann,
Thanks for the reply.
Yeah I just sort of wondered what it meant.
BTW, welcome to ECN, mate!.
The english in your post was perfect.
Good to have you along. cool

Re: Search Spider? [Re: Trumpy] #164387 06/01/07 10:37 PM
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Search Spider is probably this forum's term for what is commonly known as a search robot or bot. They are cataloging programs that search the internet for everything. Their purpose is to rapidly display a result of sites with discriptions when you enter a search string.

Re: Search Spider? [Re: ScubaDan] #164408 06/02/07 04:06 PM
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Long before there were "search engines" or "bots", back when dinosaurs roamed the earth, and the internet was just starting to be called the world-wide web, search engines were called "web-crawlers," which developed into "spiders." I'm surprised that the term is still in use, but then we still say, "boot up" also. cool

Anybody else out there remember logging on to Compuserve in the days of text-only (no GUIs)? I remember telling my wife, this is never going to catch on unless they get better graphics. I failed to anticipate the boost from on-line chat rooms.

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Re: Search Spider? [Re: Trumpy] #164412 06/02/07 05:44 PM
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As Bill mentioned, search spiders also called web crawlers are automated programs used by the seach engines to index all the info on the web. shocked

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