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I was hoping that someone could explain if & how the proxy cache is causing this
(ps... I've already checked out AOL's webmaster.aol.com caching faq, but couldn't find an answer)
Emailed the link to a chick. (Pics of me - no, not that kind.)
I checked the logs to see if she had viewed it, and I got:
spider-mtc-ti023.proxy.aol.com - Got the html page.
spider-mtc-ti023.proxy.aol.com - got the first image.
cache-mtc-af06.proxy.aol.com - got the second image.
spider-mtc-ti023.proxy.aol.com - the the third image.
cache-mtc-ah02.proxy.aol.com - got the fourth image.
spider-mtc-ti023.proxy.aol.com - got the fifth image.
So three different machines got the page/images. No rhyme or reason I can see.
What I would like to know is, what kind of requests (if any) would I get for another user today. I would test it myself, but can't bring myself to installing AOL - just... can't... do... it.
Anyone have AOL installed and want to test this? (Don't be ashamed - just for SEO testing, right? ;) )
"What kind of requests (if any) would I get for another user today"
I don't have access to an AOL account so I can't be sure. But from their FAQ it sounds like you wouldn't see anything/
some useful quotes
Caches are used to reduce network bandwidth and improve performance. If AOL did not use cache technology, a large part of the Internet backbone would need to double or triple in size
AOL's Proxy cache is updated every 24 hours
The proxy software caches HTML based on the browser's User-Agent strings
AOL's Caching FAQ [webmaster.aol.com]