On 27 Mar 2006, at 23:21, Nick Murtagh wrote:
>> Can anyone hazard a guess as to what might be going one here? Is
>> there some kind of browser setting I never came across before
>> which says more or less "If you get a 302 redirect, ignore it".
>> And this setting would have to be activated on about 25% of all
>> browsers (or all which visit this site anyway).
>> Search engines not bothering to follow the redirects for whatever
A rational answer, but could search engines be 25% of traffic? It
seems unlikely that there'd be 6000 hits from search engines in one
day. And anyway, as mentioned, these were flash files - I very much
doubt search engines would bother to try to get them.
> Can you correlate with user agents to confirm this?
Nope - very busy site, so logging information is kept to the minimum
necessary - that one day's logs were over 1GB, so you can see why we
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