Automated search engine robots, sometimes called “spiders” or “crawlers”, are the seekers of web pages. How do they work? What is it they really do? Why are they important?
You’d think with all the fuss about indexing web pages to add to search engine databases,Guest Posting that robots would be great and powerful beings. Wrong.
How Do Search Engine Robots Work?
Think of search engine robots as automated data retrieval programs, traveling the web to find information and links.
When you submit a web page to a search engine at the “Submit a URL” page, the new URL is added to the robot’s queue of websites to visit on its next foray out onto the web.
Even if you don’t directly submit a page, many robots will find your site because of links from other sites that point back to yours. This is one of the reasons why it is important to build your link popularity and to get links from other topical sites back to yours.