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Web crawlers, also known as spiders or robots, are programs that automatically download Web pages. Since information on the Web is scattered among billions of pages served by millions of servers around the globe, users who browse the Web can follow hyperlinks to access information, virtually moving from one page to the next. A crawler can visit many sites to collect information that can be analyzed and mined in a central location, either online (as it is downloaded) or off-line (after it is stored).
KeywordsSearch Engine Domain Name System Anchor Text Relevant Page Target Page
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