Do you know what search-bot is? What is a web spider? How does it work? Why do you need to know? Understanding the behavior of search-bots will help you to master expertise in SEO.
This article is a quick guide about search-bots and its working model that each SEO and digital marketing professional must know. Also, it is an interesting read for someone who loves search industry and technological inventions.
The internet is made up of web, called, World Wide Web (WWW). A lot of information is placed all across the web. Search engines collect all the information and present it in front of us when we are looking for it, but how do they do it? To understand that first you need to understand the concept of Web Spider.
What is Web Spider or Web Crawler?
Web Spiders are also commonly known as user agent, crawlers and Spiders.
These spiders are software programs developed by the search engines like Google, Bing, etc. Each search engine has given its own name to its spider (software program for web crawling). For example, Google’s spider is known as Googlebot; Bing’s spider is called, Bingbot. Some search engines like Google has more than one Spider.
How Web Spider Work?
As mentioned earlier, the spiders are software program. This software program helps search engines to fill in their database with information sources available on the web.
Below is a step by step explanation that shares how these search engine user-agents aka spiders work:
The process of crawling a web page:
A few things to increase your knowledge are,
Access a complete User Guide about Robots.txt and Meta Robots to use it wisely.
The understanding about search-bots will take you one step closer to your goal of becoming an SEO Expert.
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Ash Vyas has 10+ years of practical experience in digital marketing and international business development. She has written 100s of articles on various topics to live her passion of helping people with her knowledge and expertise. In addition to directing Digital Marketers India, Ash also delivers keynote sessions and holds key positions in some international companies as a consultant, director of operations and mentor.