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Is having a bot as a guest a good or bad thing?

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Post by PoodleyPie May 25th 2018, 1:56 am

I just discovered one on Who Is Online?, but it had no IP address. I've heard of Google bots, and just read their are others.

My Twitter is activated although I don't have an account associated with my forum; haven't activated other social medias yet. Topic'it is activated.

Are there any bad bots that I should be concerned about?

Thanks.


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Post by Draxion May 25th 2018, 1:59 am

No, there is nothing bad about them. They are simply bots used to index your forum on their search engines.


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Post by PoodleyPie May 25th 2018, 2:41 am

I forgot to ask before marking this solved - how often do bots visit forums, and do they increase the chance of others finding it randomly when googling for, say, dog forums, or car forums?
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Post by SLGray May 25th 2018, 8:07 am

If you share content on Facebook, Google+, Twitter, Pinterest, etc., it usually causes search engine bots to index your forum.  So this is one way to increase your visibility on search engines.


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Post by Ape May 25th 2018, 3:26 pm

They don't have a time of day or a limit to how often they come on to you site they just go by Websites demand
Trust me it's all good and safe so you have nothing to worry about.


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Post by Ape May 29th 2018, 12:38 am

Problem solved & topic archived.
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