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Sep 10, 2021, 12:27:25 PM via Website
Sep 10, 2021 12:27:25 PM via Website
Crawling is the process by which search engines discover updated content on the web, such as new sites or pages, changes to existing sites, and dead links. To do this, a search engine uses a program that can be referred to as a ‘crawler’, ‘bot’ or ‘spider’ (each search engine has its own type) which follows an algorithmic process to determine which sites to crawl and how often. As a search engine’s crawler moves through your site it will also detect and record any links it finds on these pages and add them to a list that will be crawled later. This is how new content is discovered.