Originally Posted by Pocket-full-of-gold
This is all new to me, I turn computers on, push a few buttons and see what I want to see. The rest is over my head........what the hell is a search engine robot, Pol? And what is it searching for?
PFOG, search bots (also known as "spiders") "crawl" the web looking for pages to index for search results. Google's one is called Googlebot
. You'll find that highly-ranked sites like this one are indexed within a day which will give you an idea of how quickly and efficiently the Googelbot operates, given the billions of pages it must cover. And it's just one search bot.
I like your new avatar BTW, although it doesn't yet register with me as "you". It kinda looks like what Norman Bates's hand would have looked like by the shower curtain had he been a drummer :)