I, robot: How do search engine spiders and robots work?
Some internet surfers still hold on to the mistaken belief that actual people visit each and every website and then input it for inclusion in the search engines database. Imagine, if these were true! With billions of websites available on the internet and with a majority of these sites offering fresh content it will take thousands of people to achieve the tasks made by search engine spiders and robots and even then they wont be as efficient or as thorough.
Search engine spiders and robots are pieces of code or software that have only one aim seek content on the internet and within each and every individual web page out there. These tools have a very important role in how effectively search engines operate.
Search engine spiders and robots visit websites and get the necessary information that it needs to determine the nature and content of the website and then adds the data to the search engines index. Search engine spiders and robots follow links from one website to another so that it can consistently and infinitely gather the necessary information. The ultimate goal of search engine spiders and...