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Difference between Spider and Crawlers ?

    • 24 posts
    June 13, 2013 10:28 PM EDT

    Spider is a program which on a certain time go and read a webpage like a user ( it means it is something like a browser).

    Crawler is the manager of read the links and says to spider when, where and how deep goes into a website.

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    • 7 posts
    June 13, 2013 8:30 PM EDT

    Spider is a software designed to download web pages, whereas, crawler is a program that  automatically follows all the links present on each web page.

    • 5 posts
    June 10, 2013 7:23 AM EDT

    Spider is a program that scans web-page and collect data for indexing but crawler automatically follows links on webpage.

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    • 5 posts
    June 16, 2013 3:48 AM EDT

    Spider is a browser like program that downloads web pages while Crawler is a program that automatically follows all of the links on each web page.

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    • 51 posts
    June 26, 2013 11:15 PM EDT

    Spider: A browser that downloads website pages.

    Crawler: A programme that follow web pages automatically.

    Basically, there is no difference between spiders and crawlers. the working of both are same although names are different. Spiders and Crawlers are exactly same. It's the one that crawl your site for indexing and ranking. It can also be called as bots. 

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    • 30 posts
    June 9, 2013 7:14 PM EDT

    Spiders,Crawlers, or google Bots are just programs the search engines use to index the content found on the World Wide Web.

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    • 5 posts
    June 13, 2013 8:04 PM EDT

    Both are same, spiders and crawlers both are used to scan the webpages and after that it index that information in Google Database. Google Bot is also it's another name.

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  • June 10, 2013 10:15 PM EDT

    Hi I think spider and crawlers both are working same but name is diffrent

    spider:- A Browser that downloads website web pages.

    Crawler:- A program that follows webpage Automatically.

    • 4 posts
    June 16, 2013 7:44 PM EDT


    As far as i know both Spider and Crawler are interchangeably used and to some extent both are the same thing. But there are few people who define these two things separately like some calls Spider is a browser type program that helps to download web pages while Crawler is a program that automatically follows all of the links on each web pages.

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    • 139 posts
    June 7, 2013 12:12 AM EDT

    Hi friends,
    I want to know the difference between Spiders and Crawlers? please guys share your feedback.
    Thanks for any suggestion.

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