Spiders and Bots

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Homing Pigeon
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Spiders and Bots

Post by Homing Pigeon »

Hi all.

I was just wondering what the difference is with a spider and a bot?

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Re: Spiders and Bots

Post by Oyabun1 »

Depends in what context(s) you are talking about.
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Re: Spiders and Bots

Post by Cryo »

Spider - a browser like program that downloads web pages.
Crawler – a program that automatically follows all of the links on each web page.

Bots - An automated computer program that visit websites & perform predefined task. They are guided by search engine algorithms & are able to perform different tasks instead of just one crawling task. They can combine the tasks of crawler & spider together and help in indexing and ranking of websites on any particular search engine.


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