[Split] What are bots & spiders?

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[Split] What are bots & spiders?

Post by Lihinghntom »

I guess this question can be answered
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What are the bots and spiders at the bottom of the site?
Are they intentionally invited/registered?

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What is GitHub and why some users have accounts there?

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Reason: Split from https://www.phpbb.com/community/viewtopic.php?f=64&t=2553326
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Re: [Split] What are bots & spiders?

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We prefer one subject one topic to make following topics simpler rather than having one long topic of personal Q&A, thanks. I’ve split this one off for you.
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Re: [Split] What are bots & spiders?

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Generally, bots and spiders (as opposed to spam bots) are tools used by search engines which collect documents from the web to build a searchable index for search engines. If you want your board to appear in search engines you need them, they aren't malicious. phpBB, as shipped, is set up to correctly (if you want your board indexed) to handle bots without any changes required.
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