A “spider” is really part of a search engine that crawls around the web to find out what is out there. Think of the web as the universe and the spider is trying to find all the stars that are out there. Now think of a new star that is being born and the spider is trying to find it. Those stars are articles on the web.
What Does a SEO Spider Do?
A SEO spider tries to look for all kinds of information through hyperlinks that are on every page of an article. The spider is crawling around the web trying to find your information.
When a spider finds your article, it loads all the information into a huge database. The search engine then stores your fresh content into their indexes. Think of this like a library with a catalog to find all your words. The catalog organizes your words.
In SEO, search engine optimization, the SEO spider will find your article and break down all of your words and URL’s and then your URL’s entire links are sent back into the SEO program.
When a spider finds your article, the first thing that it looks for is a file called “robots.txt”. This is a special file that tells the SEO spider what to index and what not to index. If the SEO spider does not find your article, then your article is thrown out, resulting in your article not being recognized by any search engines.
How to be Recognized by a SEO Spider?
SEO spiders love fresh content. This is one of the primary reasons why websites don’t get recognized like blogs. When you have your own blog, you are consistently putting out fresh content with your article marketing. This keeps the spiders looking for your hyperlinks back to your website.
There are SEO directories that you can submit your articles to and are free. Read Free Blog Submission Directories. This will help drive more traffic to your blog and increase the chance of the SEO spiders finding your articles and ranking them higher.