Web Crawler

What does Web Crawler mean?

A Web Crawler, also known as a web spider or web bot, is a computer program that systematically and automatically navigates the internet to index and collect information from websites and web pages. Web crawlers are commonly used by search engines to discover and catalog web content.

Web crawlers follow links on web pages, visit websites, and gather data, such as text, links, metadata, and images. This data is then indexed and used to populate search engine databases, enabling users to search for and retrieve relevant information.

Popular web crawlers include Googlebot, Bingbot, and web scraping tools.