WebsiteJudge designed the Robotview to give visitors and owners more insight in the way a robot "sees" your website's domain. If a owner sees "messy" code in the Robotview he can take appropiate actions. The Robotview only shows snippets of the hompage content.
Off course people might have some questions about the Robotview.
The FAQ about the Robotview you will find below. Using the answers can have a direct/indirect influance on indexation and findability in the serps and the usability, speed and looks of your website.
If you are a website owner/webmaster and you find no text in the robotview then it might be wise to read the information below. In any case you can still provide additional information about your website by logging in as a owner.
What is Flash?
Adobe Flash is a set of multimedia technologies developed and distributed by Adobe Systems and earlier by Macromedia. Flash can manipulate vector and raster graphics and supports bi-directional streaming of audio and video. It contains a scripting language called ActionScript. It is available in most common web browsers and some mobile phones and other electronic devices (using Flash Lite). Several software products, systems, and devices are able to create or display Flash, including the Adobe Flash Player. The Adobe Flash Professional multimedia authoring program is used to create content for the Adobe Engagement Platform, such as web applications, games and movies, and content for mobile phones and other embedded devices. Files in the SWF format, traditionally called "ShockWave Flash" movies, "Flash movies" or "Flash games", usually have a .swf file extension and may be an object of a web page, strictly "played" in a standalone Flash Player, or incorporated into a Projector, a self-executing Flash movie (with the .exe extension in Microsoft Windows). Flash Video (FLV) files have a .flv file extension and are used from within .swf files. Criticism of Adobe Flash have included questions of its usability, the problems Flash-laden pages cause for those with disabilities, security issues, limited platform compatibility, performance and compatibility issues on certain platforms, the inability for search engines to index data contained in Flash binary data, and its use as a means to restrict access to content and the implementation of Digital Rights Management. If using Flash it is wise to also provide a HMTL version of your website.
What are Frames?
Framing means that a website can be organized into frames. Each frame displays a different HTML document. Headers and sidebar menus do not move when the content frame is scrolled up and down. For developers frames can also be convenient. For example, if an item needs to be added to the sidebar menu, only one file needs to be changed, whereas each individual page on a non-frameset website would have to be edited if the sidebar menu appeared on all of them. However, server-side includes and scripting languages such as PHP can also be used to accomplish this aim without some of the drawbacks of frames such as confusing the operation of the address bar and back and forward buttons. There is a lot of criticism about the practice of framing such as the it breaks the link between content and a URL, making it difficult to link to or bookmark a particular item of content within the frameset. Also implementation of frames is inconsistent across different browsers and visitors arriving from search engines may land on a page intended for display in a frame, which often has no navigation. Also frames usually don't print the way users expect they will. Taking all the above things in account it is wise to avoid frames in any website.
What are Scripts?
What is a BROWSER?
A web browser is a software application which enables a user to display and interact with text, images, videos, music and other information typically located on a Web page at a website on the World Wide Web or a local area network. Text and images on a Web page can contain hyperlinks to other Web pages at the same or different website. Web browsers allow a user to quickly and easily access information provided on many Web pages at many websites by traversing these links. Web browsers format HTML information for display, so the appearance of a Web page may differ between browsers. Some of the Web browsers currently available for personal computers include Mozilla Firefox, Internet Explorer, Safari, Konqueror, Opera, Flock and AOL Explorer. Web browsers are the most commonly used type of HTTP user agent. Although browsers are typically used to access the World Wide Web, they can also be used to access information provided by Web servers in private networks or content in file systems.
What are REDIRECTS?
The process of automatically sending a site visitor to another Internet location is called a url redirect. The location can be a subdirectory on another site or even a particular web page. This can be temporary (a "302") ro permanent (a "301"). Search engines appreciate a 301 redirect the most.
What is a Pop-Up?
What is HTML?
Wat is a SPIDER?
A web spider, web robot, or—especially in the FOAF community—web scutter is a program or automated script which browses the World Wide Web in a methodical, automated manner. Other less frequently used names for web crawlers are ants, automatic indexers, bots, and worms. This process is called web crawling or spidering. Many sites, in particular search engines, use spidering as a means of providing up-to-date data. Web crawlers are mainly used to create a copy of all the visited pages for later processing by a search engine that will index the downloaded pages to provide fast searches. Crawlers can also be used for automating maintenance tasks on a website, such as checking links or validating HTML code. A web crawler is one type of bot, or software agent. In general, it starts with a list of URLs to visit, called the seeds. As the crawler visits these URLs, it identifies all the hyperlinks in the page and adds them to the list of URLs to visit, called the crawl frontier. URLs from the frontier are recursively visited according to a set of policies. De Robotview of WebsiteJudge can give a good indication how a spider "sees" your domain!
What is a ROBOT?
What is a (WEB)CRAWLER?