whats it all about?

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Annie
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whats it all about?

Post by Annie » 10 Apr 2012 12:30

what does this mean at the bottom of the page?


Bing [Bot], Google [Bot], Google Adsense [Bot], Google Feedfetcher, MSN [Bot],

maestro
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Re: whats it all about?

Post by maestro » 10 Apr 2012 12:32

People who are logged on via mobile internet.

Annie
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Re: whats it all about?

Post by Annie » 10 Apr 2012 12:33

maestro wrote:People who are logged on via mobile internet.
Oh?.ok thanks :)

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Re: whats it all about?

Post by leenewham » 10 Apr 2012 12:41

It lists anyone who is looking at the forum. It's always been there from what I remember. Bots are from search engines such as Bing, Google etc, that's one reason why this forum features so highly on any searches for Sydenham. I don't know exactly how they work (I'm sure we will find out son enough!)

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Re: whats it all about?

Post by Rachael » 10 Apr 2012 12:59

They are algorithms (automated computer programmes) that trawl for key words that people might use in their search parameters. It's how the search engines find things.

So, f'rinstance, If you search for 'Overground' and 'Sydenham' you will see results from this forum.

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Annie
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Re: whats it all about?

Post by Annie » 10 Apr 2012 13:08

Thnks, I have always seen them but didnt know what they were for,but I have only today seen the "online" banner that is across Eagles and my posts,how did I suddenly get this,did I touch something that I didnt know I had? 8)

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Re: whats it all about?

Post by Rachael » 10 Apr 2012 13:20

You may not have noticed it before. And it will disappear when you go offline. So it comes and goes.

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Re: whats it all about?

Post by Annie » 10 Apr 2012 13:29

I think in 6yrs posting I would have noticed it if it had been there :)
But,maybe I just turned it "on" somehow.

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