Redirection Detection

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Redirection Detection

Postby michael » Wed Jul 08, 2015 1:55 pm

We have added a redirection detector when you add a new website to your account. In the past we have had some questions from users who created a new account and added a site like This website was actually a redirect to and our spider sees this as two different websites. The sitemap for would then be empty: all links to are considered to be external links.

If you now add a new website we will fetch the homepage automatically and see if it this is a redirect. If it is we will follow the redirect and store the new url in our database. In the use case mentioned above, the URL stored in our database would have been and we think that is exactly what this user was requesting.

This feature will not affect existing entries: the filter is applied only when adding a new account or new site. Your feedback is, as always, highly appreciated and will help us to improve our ability to serve you and other users of our web sites

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