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Check if a Web Page URL has Redirect 301, 302 or 307

Samyak Lalit | January 29, 2014 (Last update: September 22, 2017)

Samyak Lalit is an Indian author and disability rights activist. He is the principal author and founder of projects like TechWelkin, WeCapable, Viklangta, Kavita Kosh among many others.

Have you ever needed to know if a web page is doing a 301, 302 or 307 redirect?

Web page redirection is a common and very useful concept in the world of internet. It helps in keeping the ever changing arena of internet intact. There could be any number of reasons which could force us to move content of an existing page to a new URL location. Ideally this should be done using HTTP redirect status codes like 301. These status codes are industry standards, so all the search engines honor them and do not give thumbs down upon seeing such content movement.

This article is not about how to do redirection. I am writing it because a few minutes ago I needed to see if a particular URL had a 301 redirect on it. Because 301 code permanently redirects an existing URL to a new one –and browsers would not show if there are any content present on the redirecting page –it is a bit tricky to find if a URL is redirecting with 301 code.

You can use a tool present on Internet Officer to see what status code is returned by the submitted URL. So, if the URL is redirecting –this utility will tell you whether it is a 301 code or something else. You can access.

Next question on your mind could be; why was I looking for such a geeky answer? Well, bloggers, research is the integral part of professional technology blogging (or blogging in general for that matter). While researching, you need tools and thankfully the internet is full of them. All you need to do is look around. Whenever I need and come across a useful tool –I share it with you good fellas!

You too keep sharing. You might as well begin with sharing what you brought to this tiny article?! Do comment and let me know what you think. I hope it was useful. Please feel free to ask me if you have any questions on the topic of 301, 302, 307 redirection. I will be happy to try and help you. Thank you for using TechWelkin.


3 responses to “Check if a Web Page URL has Redirect 301, 302 or 307”

  1. Mark Williams says:

    Thanks for sharing. This is helpful!

  2. Chris Johnston says:

    Thanks for the tool. I had a page that I couldn’t access but didn’t know why. I was able to determine it was doing a 301 redirect, and likely because of a WordPress plugin. Now that I know the problem I can workout a fix.

  3. Priyanka Jain says:

    thanks for sharing this. many pages show the 301 rediretion

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