What are the Bots doing?

I’ve noticed the member Bing [Bot] around for many weeks now. Recently there has also been a Google [Bot] too. Nothing from the forums show up in searches on either engine though. Bing [Bot] was just in the tester forum somehow too. What are they doing, why and how?

They gather information for search tools :smile:

Well they suck, as I said, neither engine returns any results. They’re terrible bots.

If there’s a robots.txt, that tells them not to, that’d make sense as to why they aren’t indexing :frowning:

Not sure that’s used for dynamic sites like phpbb forums where pages are populated by DB info.

Just did some indexing stuff on the forum, see if that helps :smile: