On May 5th, Apple released a help file on “Applebot” , which clearly states that Apple’s spider name is Applebot, and its browser proxy is like this:
Mozilla/5.0 (Macintosh; Intel Mac OS X 10_10_1) AppleWebKit/600.2.5 (KHTML, like Gecko) Version/8.0.2 Safari/600.2.5 (Applebot/0.1)
Apple spiders follow the robots file. If the robots rules are not specified in the robots file, the Applebot will follow the Googlebot rules.
Another source said that Apple’s internal search team is rapidly expanding.
In fact, many people have long suspected that Apple will be involved in the search field. On the desktop search, I estimate that Apple’s chances are minimal, but in mobile search, Apple can easily get a small market share as long as it is ready. Although the Android market does not have to think about it, the iPhone itself has a large share. Now Apple’s web search, Siri and other services either rely on Google, or rely on Microsoft, why not take it yourself.
I personally hope to see more search engines, and 3-5 competitors are ideal. There are only two Chinese and English left, which is the danger of all webmasters and SEOs.
Microsoft Bing also posted a blog post today saying that they are also preparing to launch an algorithm that will improve the ranking of mobile friendly pages in mobile search within a few months, probably the same as Google’s robbery algorithm. Basically what Google does, what Bing does. The mobile version of Bing Mobile Search is the same as Google’s,