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Old 03-02-2010, 12:43 PM
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Default Re: whats with the sudden pike in visitors???

Originally Posted by Pollyanna View Post
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 :)
It's a whole 'nother world Pol.

Avatar was a bit of an in joke with the good wife. I was on the pad as she was on the phone the other day......needless to say I was told to shut it or the sticks would be firewood. So I had cause to hold my sticks aloft and (doing my best Charlton Heston) declared "from my cold dead hands!!". Stumbled on that pic the next day and HAD to nick it for an avatar.
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