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    Spider Software


    Does anyone know off a software package that allows you to see what a search engine spider will see IE: googlebot

    Sounds pretty dumb I know.....

    but any ideas would be greatly apprieciated

    Julian
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    Not a software package, but a great online tool ....

    http://www.searchengineworld.com/cgi-bin/sim_spider.cgi

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    i have also heard that the spiders see the web as though a linux machine would, just a thought
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    Surely it depends what browser you've got installed on the Linux machine?

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    It sure does, since I'm viewing this using Mandrake 9.0 on Mozilla 1.1 and it looks about the same as it does for you I imagine.

    You mean some text based browsers? Lynx and such?

    I find simspider is nice for picking up silly mistakes etc too... me likey likey.
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    probly what it was, not enough coffee this morning,

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