View Full Version : What's a Google Spider?

No Regrets
09-07-2004, 12:32 PM
When I go to the "who's online " thing it shows members, guests and now shows "google spiders" as some type of guest? What does that mean?
Did they surf in from Google?

Just wondering :confused:


09-07-2004, 01:10 PM
What is the Google Dance?
Once a month, and totally unannounced, Google has a major shift in it's rankings. This is when Google "tweaks" is algorithm, and when it updates each sites PageRank and Back Links.

http://www.internet-advertising-marketing-manual.com/images/spages/google-dance-bot-6.gif During the month there will be minor changes in rankings. This is called 'Everflux (http://www.kuro5hin.org/story/2003/3/12/31058/2975)'. But only about once per month does Google Dance, updating the back links and the PageRank. The dance usually lasts about 3-5 days. During these days the Google Results will vary widely.

The Google Spider is called Googlebot. Most sites are revisited by Googlebot only around the Google Dance time.

Here is how Googlebot works. The first time it finds your site it may visit it every few days to see if the content changes. The theory being that if your site is constantly changing, then the Googlebot will continue to return on a daily basis. But, if the Google bot finds your site and indexes it, and then returns to the site every week and the site has not changed then Google will be apt to put you on the "monthly dance" schedule.

Google doesn't announce dancing days, it just something that you have to "stay-tuned" to. To find if Google is Dancing use the tool below. Click on "Search All Servers Now". When any of the backlinks (http://www.internet-advertising-marketing-manual.com/back-links-old.htm) to Yahoo are showing different numbers than each other, then Google is Dancing.

09-07-2004, 01:11 PM
so with that being said I think it means someone at google is checking out the site to see the major changes ? of course I could be wrong

No Regrets
09-07-2004, 01:15 PM
Thanks for dumming that down for me with that last post. I was rereading you first one and going huh??? heheheehe
Well right now there are 5 Google spiders on the site... seems like a lot,
I think when I first posted there was more. Thats why I was thinking it was
maybe people that used Google to find this site or something.

Nancy :)

09-07-2004, 01:22 PM
Like I said I could be wrong but I play a genious on this forum LOL
I used to get messages when I had my website that I had been visited by a google spider o I assumed thats what it meant.


09-07-2004, 04:36 PM
Google Spider...Ready To Strike! I'm picturing a redone Black Tiger cover... but I'm not that talented ... where's Dismukes when ya need him? :_sure: