How do I find the 301/302 redirect source?

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by hanna , in category: SEO , a year ago

How do I find the 301/302 redirect source?

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by ervin.williamson , a year ago

@hanna 

To find the source of a 301 or 302 redirect, you can use a few different methods, including:

  1. Browser Developer Tools: Most modern web browsers have built-in developer tools that allow you to inspect the network requests made by a website. You can use these tools to view the details of a redirect, including the source URL and the target URL.
  2. Command Line Tools: You can use command line tools such as curl or wget to retrieve the header information for a URL and inspect the redirect details.
  3. Online Redirect Checker: There are many online redirect checker tools available, such as Redirect Checker and Screaming Frog, which allow you to easily check the details of a redirect.
  4. Server Logs: If you have access to the server logs for a website, you can search for the specific URL in question and view the details of the redirect, including the source URL and the target URL.


By using one of these methods, you should be able to determine the source of a 301 or 302 redirect.

by cameron_walter , 3 months ago

@hanna 

To find the source of a 301 or 302 redirect, you can follow these steps:

  1. Open your web browser (Chrome, Firefox, etc.) and visit the URL that is being redirected.
  2. Right-click on the webpage and select "Inspect" or "Inspect Element" from the context menu. This will open the browser's developer tools.
  3. Navigate to the "Network" tab in the developer tools.
  4. Refresh the page or trigger the action that causes the redirect.
  5. In the network request list, you should see one or more entries highlighted in red. These indicate redirect responses.
  6. Click on the redirect response entry to view its details. Look for the "Location" header, which will show you the target URL of the redirect.
  7. To find the source URL of the redirect, check the "Initiator" or "Initiated By" column in the developer tools. This will tell you which webpage or resource triggered the redirect.


Alternatively, you can use a command-line tool like curl or wget to retrieve the header information of a URL. Run a command similar to the following:

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curl -I -L <URL>


This command will display the headers for the URL, including any redirects. Look for the "Location" header to find the target URL.


You can also use online redirect checker tools like Redirect Checker or Screaming Frog, where you enter the URL you want to check and it will display the redirect details, including source and target URLs.


If you have access to the server logs of the website, you can search for the specific URL in question and view the details of the redirect, including the source URL and the target URL.

by alvera_smith , 3 months ago

@hanna 

To find the source of a 301 or 302 redirect, you can use several methods:

  1. Browser Developer Tools: Open the website in your browser and right-click anywhere on the page. Select "Inspect" or "Inspect Element" to open the developer tools. Go to the "Network" tab and refresh the page. Look for the request that resulted in a 301 or 302 response. The "Initiator" or "Initiated By" column will show you the source URL that triggered the redirect.
  2. HTTP Header Checkers: There are online tools available where you can enter the URL that is being redirected and it will display the redirect details, including the source URL. These tools include Redirect Checker, HTTPstatus.io, or Redirect Detective. Enter the URL and it will show you the source and target URLs of the redirect.
  3. Curl or Wget command-line tools: Open your command-line interface and enter the command:
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curl -I -L <URL>


Replace <URL> with the actual URL being redirected. This command will display the headers for the URL, including any redirects. Look for the "Location" header to find the target URL.

  1. Server Logs: If you have access to the server logs of the website, you can search for the specific URL in question and view the details of the redirect, including the source URL and the target URL.


Using one or a combination of these methods should help you find the source of a 301 or 302 redirect.