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Cache Maine
01-30-2005, 11:34 AM
Most users ever online was 166, 01-27-2005 at 05:08 PM.

Come again? Did I miss something? Did you guys have a party and not invite me? :)

This must be those Geobots, or Googlebot things?

Beach Comber
01-30-2005, 11:49 AM
:rolleyes:Hey ~ I didn't get invited either!! boo hoo hoo

:oHow DOES it happen that there are so many users/guests listed? It's an internet mystery to me.

01-30-2005, 11:52 AM
Rick explained th "guests" to me.

If someone does a Google search on "geocaching", this site will show up as a "hit", and shows a "guest". Make sense?

Beach Comber
01-30-2005, 12:04 PM
Thanks much!

Cache Maine
01-30-2005, 02:20 PM
There was no "party" then, right? :)

Beach Comber
01-30-2005, 04:10 PM
I think we're safe Cameo ~ looks as though we didn't miss an invitation to a party. At least that anyone is fessing up to anyway ~ hehehe

01-30-2005, 07:52 PM
Maybe I did not explain it in depth to Bruce. But I will try to now.

Some of the guest that are one line are actual guests, meaning that they are users that are visiting the site that are not registered and logged in. I have the site set so that you donít have to be registered to see the forums.

Other guests are called spiders. This meaning that search engines like Google and others like it send feelers out to internet web sites looking at their content and to see how much activity they receive. Another thing they do to look at the links from other web sites that are link to yours. When doing this it helps your site to get better listing in the search results. Which means your site will be higher on the listing. Sometimes search engine can nave several spiders searching your site at the same time.

I hope this helps to explain it more and it did not confuse everyone even more. Sorry if I confused you all more.

01-30-2005, 08:03 PM
Di you REALLY have to confuse us? My yeoman's explanation was good enough... :D

01-30-2005, 09:39 PM
Di you REALLY have to confuse us? My yeoman's explanation was good enough... :D

Maybe I should delete what I posted. Maybe I should never have tried to explain it. Sorry.

01-30-2005, 10:01 PM
Attroll, I liked your explanation. I kinda knew what spiders did, but know better now....

Beach Comber
01-30-2005, 10:32 PM
Oh my goodness - perhaps there WAS a party and a bunch of spiders attended - eek :eek:

Cache Maine
04-24-2005, 06:18 AM
Most users ever online was 288, Yesterday at 05:42 PM.Man, those spiders were out in force yesterday! Wonder why they didn't attend the event? LOL :eek:

Funny thing is that we only have 217 official "members." he he heh

Beach Comber
04-24-2005, 01:11 PM
Cameo - that is so funny you post this - I saw that too and thought of you and this thread from before!! hehehe

04-24-2005, 01:28 PM
Wow. That is a lot of spiders.