What does it mean..when "google [bot]" is...

Discussion in 'Goat Frenzy' started by MiGoat, May 5, 2010.

  1. MiGoat

    MiGoat New Member

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    Apr 21, 2010
    West Michigan
    perusing the forum?
    I was making a reply to a thread and happen to look who was oline looking at that forum.
    It said "migoat" and "google [bot]" in a different lighter type of font. That is creepy if it's a google bot reading what we're posting.
    Or is someone named that here with odd type font for their name?
     
  2. Rogersfarm

    Rogersfarm Member

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    Jan 24, 2010
    Southeast Texas
    It is just a crawler that the search websites send our to gather information. That is how you found the Goat spot when you were searching with google or yahoo or whatever. It is not an actual person, just a search engine.
     

  3. toth boer goats

    toth boer goats Moderator Staff Member Supporting Member

    Jul 20, 2008
    Corning California
    yep... that is it ..exactly :thumb: ....nothing to worry about.....it makes searching easier..... to find us here... on TGS... :wink:
     
  4. MiGoat

    MiGoat New Member

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    Apr 21, 2010
    West Michigan
    Okay thanks. Just creepy. LOL Just think 20 years ago we'd have bots crawling over webpages collecting information. Sci-fi really.
     
  5. StaceyRosado

    StaceyRosado Administrator Staff Member Supporting Member

    Oct 4, 2007
    NJ
    its actually cool - means we are being found on search engines - which is obvious since we have like 1,400 members :D

    This forum set up just shows you when they are "online" every website has these 'bots' that "crawl" them

    everytime a new one finds us it adds them to the list, we have a long list of search engines that have found us. :thumb:
     
  6. toth boer goats

    toth boer goats Moderator Staff Member Supporting Member

    Jul 20, 2008
    Corning California
    ..I know..what you mean... the word alone is unnerving.... :hug:
     
  7. ohiogoatgirl

    ohiogoatgirl New Member

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    Jan 31, 2010
    ohio
    oh my gosh! i just saw the same thing! the letters are grey and i was thinking "hm... wasnt there a question about that..." then i searched it and now it's not there! creepy... i feel like i'm in a sci-fi movie...
    DONT WANDER OFF BY YOURSELF! NO! DONT GO INTO THE DARK, SCARY ROOM ALONE!!!
     
  8. MiGoat

    MiGoat New Member

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    Apr 21, 2010
    West Michigan
    Well yahoo bot was just here too. This place is crawling with bots. I need a bath...
     
  9. toth boer goats

    toth boer goats Moderator Staff Member Supporting Member

    Jul 20, 2008
    Corning California
    :laugh: HeHe...it looks worse... than it really is.... :wink:
     
  10. ohiogoatgirl

    ohiogoatgirl New Member

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    Jan 31, 2010
    ohio
    i just saw "yahoo [bot]" on here... totally weird...
     
  11. toth boer goats

    toth boer goats Moderator Staff Member Supporting Member

    Jul 20, 2008
    Corning California
    yep.... it is there to ....nothing to worry about.... :wink: :hug:
     
  12. farmgirl1

    farmgirl1 New Member

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    Mar 14, 2010
    Monroeville, NJ
    "google [bot]" is here as i type..... creepy. I think i get it. so like if I typed "pickle" (which I just did) then the google bot would see that and if someone searched "pickle" on google then this post would come up?
     
  13. StaceyRosado

    StaceyRosado Administrator Staff Member Supporting Member

    Oct 4, 2007
    NJ
    well it could -- but it will take ages for it to show up usually in a search since google or yahoo etc all choose the most relevant websites to your search.

    This site gets categorized under searches for goat related information
     
  14. ohiogoatgirl

    ohiogoatgirl New Member

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    Jan 31, 2010
    ohio
    so if you typed in "goats and pickles" then eventually this page would pop up? that makes sense i guess... but who would look up "goats and pickles"? i mean, besides me... :D lol!
     
  15. farmgirl1

    farmgirl1 New Member

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    Mar 14, 2010
    Monroeville, NJ
    I am going to search goats and pickles and see what comes up!!!! :greengrin:
     
  16. ohiogoatgirl

    ohiogoatgirl New Member

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    Jan 31, 2010
    ohio
    ha ha ha!

    msn bot, google bot, and yahoo bot are all on here now. all at the same time!

    they're after us!

    run!!!!

    it's a conspiracy!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    j/k ha ha ha........
     
  17. ohiogoatgirl

    ohiogoatgirl New Member

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    Jan 31, 2010
    ohio
    ask jeeves bot is on here... i've never even heard of that...
     
  18. StaceyRosado

    StaceyRosado Administrator Staff Member Supporting Member

    Oct 4, 2007
    NJ
    ask jeeves is a search engine look it up