Can someone explain what bots are?

Can someone explain what bots are?

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    Can someone explain what bots are?

    I understand that they are from a search engine (I think), but what are they? What do they do on here?
    I havenít heard any of the journalists who volunteered to be waterboarded asking to have their fingernails wrenched out with pliers, or electrodes attached to their genitals.


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    A bot (short for "web robot) is a small piece of programming or software which run simple and repetitive tasks more efficiently and faster than a human could. They can be used for to speed up loading of often-visited sites, malicious purposes, tracking web usage, etc.

    Hope that helps a little. If you need more information, I'd suggest using Google to search.
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    The ones you see on the "Who's Online" lists here are search engine utilities, which follow all the links on the site and index them in the search engine's directory.

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    Quote Originally Posted by MattInFla View Post
    The ones you see on the "Who's Online" lists here are search engine utilities, which follow all the links on the site and index them in the search engine's directory.

    Matt

    And this is why it is important, for those who have their own websites, to make sure your website URL is listed or is on other web pages. It makes your web page get indexed faster and automatically.
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    I havenít heard any of the journalists who volunteered to be waterboarded asking to have their fingernails wrenched out with pliers, or electrodes attached to their genitals.

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