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Sunday, September 03, 2006

Search Engine Spiders

Search engine spiders or robots are the basis of how search engines work. Providing the right information to search engine spiders is what search engine optimisation is all about.

Search engines use software to gather information about your website. This software examines the code of your website, looks for links pointing to your site, and also at who you link to. This software is called by many names, usually search engine crawlers, robots, or most commonly, spiders because they crawl the "web".

These search engine spiders attempt to understand what is important about your website, and its place in the global market. The spiders remember how often they find links to your website. They try to work out what content of yours is relevant, and what content is important. As we all know content is king in that search engines need to find out what your site is about, and they do this by the search engine spiders being able to read your content easily and effectively.

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