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Why is a Google BOT browsing the forum?

Users browsing this forum: Google [Bot], LDB415 and 36 guests
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Google bots browse everything, unless the robots.txt for the site tells it not to. That's how things get indexed and searchable.
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:evil2: Trespass to chattel! Put a circle / Google BOT sign on the index page of the forum.
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I did not know Google Bot now creates accounts on sites. Very good to know.
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There are multiple bots from various search engines around the world. Without them nobody would ever find this forum or most any websites by doing a simple search. You would have to know the exact URL of the website you wanted.
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Interesting. I've never noticed it before. And considering the current climate I was skeptical.
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I too have seen them listed at the bottom. Did not know what or why but now I do and it makes since. I always wondered how google knew all that stuff.
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bbhack wrote: Sat Sep 11, 2021 1:46 pm I did not know Google Bot now creates accounts on sites. Very good to know.
I don’t think it does any more than the “guests” do.
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