... for you bloggers who use SiteMeter. I find this interesting... pay attention to items number three, 12, and 15 in the graphic below:
I get at least four or five hits from googlebot each and every day. A lil bit of research on my part revealed the following, from the Wiki:
Googlebot is the search bot software used by Google, which collects documents from the web to build a searchable index for the Google search engine.
If a webmaster wishes to restrict the information on their site available to a Googlebot, or another well-behaved spider, they can do so with the appropriate directives in a robots.txt file, or by adding the meta tag
to the webpage. Googlebot requests to Web servers are identifiable by a user-agent string containing "Googlebot" and a host address containing "googlebot.com".
Currently Googlebot only follows HREF links and SRC links. Googlebot discovers pages by harvesting all of the links on every page it finds. It then follows these links to other web pages. New web pages must be linked to other known pages on the web in order to be crawled and indexed.Are you guys getting hits from googlebot? And if so... are you seeing visit durations like I'm seeing? Nearly an hour spent on my blog (re: #15, above) by a supposedly automated web-crawler is kinda strange, dontcha think? And this happens every day! I'm pretty sure this is why Google loves me.