How Do I Get More Bot Traffic

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stubbers
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How Do I Get More Bot Traffic

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Ok, I have a 2 month old site (no jokes about the content please), which seems to contain some mysterious bot repellant.

Bot Name - Hits - Bandwidth - Date/Time Last Visited
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Googlebot 12 37.27 KB 09 Dec 2004 - 07:55
LinkWalker 3 32.24 KB 04 Dec 2004 - 23:58
AskJeeves 2 100.17 KB 02 Dec 2004 - 16:17
Alexa (IA Archiver) 1 1.06 KB 04 Dec 2004 - 14:39
MSNBot 1 1.06 KB 02 Dec 2004 - 05:22
Inktomi Slurp 1 1.06 KB 08 Dec 2004 - 06:43
Unknown robot (identified by 'robot') 1 0 07 Dec 2004 - 21:59
Netcraft 1 0 04 Dec 2004 - 05:58
Unknown robot (identified by 'crawl') 1 1.06 KB 08 Dec 2004 - 15:40
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They seem to come, and then go 1 hit. After FINALLY getting Googlebot to stop in a few more started visiting, Link Walker, Alexa, Inktomi Slurp, and a couple of unkowns. How do you get more bot traffic, IE more search engines, more traffic, more people, and people to actually POST IN THE FORUMS!!!

All suggestions welcome
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Re: How Do I Get More Bot Traffic

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Get other sites to link to you. It's the #1 way to do it.
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Re: How Do I Get More Bot Traffic

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Once Google discovers your site (as it has), your focus should be (as it always should have been) on content. Check out this article on how to make your site more popular.

If you're not adding real content daily, don't complain that bots aren't crawling. They, like users, don't really care about the same old, same old. They want new, unique content to feed on. Give them that, and you'll keep their attention, as well as your users.

Inbound links from other sites, as previously noted, are a great way to attract bots. But don't worry about attracting them if you have nothing to give them, know what I mean?
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