whats a spider?

whats a spider?

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    whats a spider?

    when I see who's online there are things that say Yahoo spider and other types of spiders. What are they?

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    Could be a webcrawler of some sort. Search engines (and others) use them to explore pages to determine content so as to be able to index them. They're basically bots that traverse a sites pages automatically.

    Here is Wikipedia's definition of a webcrawler/spider.

    I could, however, be wrong.

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    Bruce - I expect these are the usual search engine ''robotz'' that crawl the web gathering data for searches.
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    What is a spider? Were is Betty? This is just made for her to answer.

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    That's not a spider. This is a spider!
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    I am the official spider killer to my girlfriend. She saw a little 1 last night and jumped about 3 ft. from sitting on the couch. They don't bother me, but she is deathly afraid of em.

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    They are the search engine robots spidering searching and cataloging the website. They found us in a big way almost a year ago now....
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