Ensuring your website responds to requests correctly can be very important. Especially with SEO and the way you redirect requests to a new page.
This tool checks the responses you are sending so you can make sure you're doing the right thing. It will recursively follow redirects to find out the final destination of a request. It also detects html refresh code and redirects on that.
Typically, for SEO, you want your pages to return:
- 200 OK Response for valid pages
- 301 Permanent Redirect on old pages that link to new pages
- 404 Missing Page Error if a page does not exist (don't redirect before a 404!)
301 Permanent Redirects work very well with Search Engines. It is a signal for them to update their index data to the new location. You should use this whenever you upgrade your website or have changed the URLs of any pages. Other forms of redirect do cause index updates. Here's How to do 301 Redirects and if your using an apache server I've also written an .HtAccess 301 Redirect Generator Tool.
Just enter your URL in the field and click check...