When most people think of robots, they are picturing a machine that is doing tasks too difficult for humans to complete. However, bots (short for “robot”) work online and can be anything from an automated program running automatically to only executing commands when warranted by specific input. Bots come in many different types but some common examples include web crawlers, chat room bots or even malicious ones which could jeopardize your computer system as well the entire internet!
Are bots dangerous?
In terms of SEO, if your site visited by search engine bots like Google bots, it’s a good thing as it indicates that your site has good content or many useful contents to be explored. Some bots could be harmful such as spamming bots, scraping bots, some bots can even exploit your security vulnerability then control your site. Make sure you have your site secured properly.
Is a bot a real person?
The answer is actually no. Because pseudo-A.I., it’s hard to experiment with the bots and humans without one of them taking over a conversation, so there are many times when you can’t tell if you’re talking to a bot or human in disguise unless they reveal themselves as such by mistake
The use of artificial intelligence has been steadily increasing every year; however, interacting with these systems leaves much room for error because some may be operated by actual people while others have yet to make that distinction clear due to their ability to blend into conversations seamlessly.
What are the kinds of bots in SEO?
There are numerous bots in SEO that you will see mentioned.
Search engine bots: Google bots, Bing bots, Yandex bots. These bots visit your site to collect data and decide if it is good to rank, and which rank does your site deserves.
Ahrefs bots, MOZ bots are the bots that scrape your site and see how well your site is ranking.