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How To Check That A Re-direct 301 Has Been Applied?


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#1 lister

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Posted 16 September 2009 - 02:10 AM

Hi, I have moved a website onto a new domain - the old one has been re-directed by 301 - can I check that this has been done correctly? Thanks, L

#2 Anshika

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Posted 16 September 2009 - 02:16 AM

QUOTE(lister @ Sep 16 2009, 02:10 AM) View Post
Hi, I have moved a website onto a new domain - the old one has been re-directed by 301 - can I check that this has been done correctly? Thanks, L

Yes you can check if the 301 is working fine using a Redirection checker. Just google and you will get a lot of helpful tools. One I personally used was on webconfs dot com.

Do tell me if your traffic had fallen after the 301. As I am facing this problem.

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Posted 16 September 2009 - 10:07 AM

If you need to check 301's or other status codes often, there's a freebie PC app called WebBug you can download and use. I've used that one forever and a day. The only thing with that one is to make sure you check off HTTP Ver 1.1 in the upper right corner of the tool before you run it. It defaults to HTTP Version 1.0, which was incredibly buggy. (Not the tool, but the status reports in HTTP 1.0.)

If you don't need to do it often there are several status checkers or HTTP header checkers out there on the web one can use. Webconfs has one, a few dozen other people have one, heck even lil old me has one over on my personal site.

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Posted 16 September 2009 - 12:39 PM

I'll second Randy's recommendation of WebBug. I've been using it for years, at least a few times a week. Here's a download link.

#5 lister

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Posted 16 September 2009 - 12:43 PM

thanks Guys - you are the best!

This is the output I received:

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Response

Checked link: http://www. - my old domain .com

Type of redirect: 301 Moved Permanently

Redirected to: http://www. - my new domain .com

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So I guess all is well -

Thanks again

#6 lister

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Posted 16 September 2009 - 12:45 PM

QUOTE(qwerty @ Sep 16 2009, 06:39 PM) View Post
I'll second Randy's recommendation of WebBug. I've been using it for years, at least a few times a week. Here's a download link.


Looks amazing - only issue is that I run ubuntu linux and at first glance it seems that it is a .exe file that I cant use (i dont use WINE).

I will download on my work PC though - thanks very much!


#7 adibranch

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Posted 08 October 2009 - 10:27 AM

QUOTE(Anshika @ Sep 16 2009, 02:16 AM) View Post
Do tell me if your traffic had fallen after the 301. As I am facing this problem.


you mean your search traffic? that used to be a common problem as the site was temporarily dropped until the redirect was fully propogated and indexed, although i've also recently 301'd a site and not experienced it this time, although i have seen both sites and pages listed at the same time.

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Posted 08 October 2009 - 04:55 PM

QUOTE(lister @ Sep 16 2009, 02:10 AM) View Post
Hi, I have moved a website onto a new domain - the old one has been re-directed by 301 - can I check that this has been done correctly? Thanks, L


A lot of browsers also have built in diagnostic tools that will show you the HTTP responses being returned. For example Live HTTP Headers in Firefox which show you all the responses so you can determine the redirect type.




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