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search bot

n.
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After several months of what it describes as "good faith" negotiations with Napster over the issue, EMusic has targeted Napster with a search bot that continuously searches Napster for users sharing EMusic tracks.
The SuperComposer screen presents users with a recent contact list, a Search Skype bar and an array of quick access icons for New Group, Search Bots, Invite and New Call.
Creating titles and subtitles on a web page that includes your preferred keywords will help search bots and human readers more readily scan your content.
This non-human traffic is search bots, scrapers, hacking tools, and other human impersonators, little pieces of code skittering across the web.
Transversal improves the natural findability of information by automatically optimizing knowledge for public search bots.
If a developer has enabled App Indexing, Google's search bots can crawl the contents of an app or your agency app just like a Web page.
Especially for sites based on CMS or other dynamic process, search bots may not be able to easily identify all the unique pages available.
Its database uses state-of-the-art technology, combining proprietary search bots and a specialized proprietary delivery system.
These include search bots that retrieve specialized resources such as music and images, surf bots that include spyware detectors and pop-up killers, monitor agents that inform users when targeted sites are changed, newsbots that report specific types of stories, reminder bots that track important dates, and shopping bots that compare prices on almost anything you want to buy.
And there are other cousins of the search bots scurrying all over the Internet helping with traffic, the mail, and even portfolio management.
Whether they really know the secrets of the search bots is actually irrelevant.