A 3xx status code indicates a that traffic to the requested page has been permanently (in the case of a 301 code) or temporarily (in the case of a 302 code) redirected to another URL.

This page will help you answer common questions about 3xx pages:

  • Which pages are redirected and which pages are they redirected to?
  • Which links on my site go to redirected pages?

Find redirected pages and their redirect locations

The OnCrawl Data explorer helps you to easily discover which pages are redirected with a 3xx status code, and which pages they are redirected to.

Here are two of the most common ways to find that information.

Option 1: Use the status code dashboard

The OnCrawl status code dashboard provides a quick overview of pages with each type of status code, including a shortcut to the data used to create the charts.

You can find the status code dashboard by clicking on your finished crawl to view the analysis. In the sidebar, click on “Crawl report” to expand it. Click on “Indexability”, then on “Status codes”.

Among the first row of charts are the number of pages that return each type of status code. Click on the number of “3xx pages”.

In the table that appears, you have the following information:

  • Full URL: This is the original URL from which traffic is redirected. Visitors never see this page.
  • Status code: This is the type of redirection. It can be permanent (301) or temporary (302).
  • Redirect location: This is the URL that traffic is redirected to. Visitors will see this page instead of the original URL.

Tip: You can export this data using the “Export data” button at the top of the page.

Option 2: Use the OnCrawl Query Language

You can also enter the request directly in the Data Explorer using the OnCrawl Query Language.

Access the Data explorer by clicking on a finished crawl to enter the analysis. In the sidebar, click on “Tools” to expand this section, then on “Data explorer”.

In the OnCrawl Query Language zone, filter pages by pages with a status code category of 3xx (redirected):

  1. Select the field “Status code category”
  2. Use the “is” operator
  3. Select the value “redirect”
  4. Click the “Apply filters” button.

Tip: If this is a filter you use frequently, you can also “Save filters”. Provide an explicit name, such as “3xx pages”, to make it easy to find the filter again later. It will now appear in the “Own filters” section at the top right of this page. 

You can modify the columns that appear in the table of results:

  1. Click “Add column”.
  2. Choose the column “Redirect location” and click “Close”.
  3. Delete any columns you are not interested in keeping by clicking on the “X” in the column header.

Tip: Start typing the name of the column to find it quickly.

Your finished table should contain, at minimum, the following information:

  • Full URL: This is the original URL from which traffic is redirected. Visitors never see this page.
  • Status code: This is the type of redirection. It can be permanent (301) or temporary (302).
  • Redirect location: This is the URL that traffic is redirected to. Visitors will see this page instead of the original URL.

Find internal links pointing to a redirected page

You can access this information directly in the Data Explorer using the OnCrawl Query Language's pre-set Quick Filter.

Access the Data explorer by clicking on a finished crawl to enter the analysis. In the sidebar, click on “Tools” to expand this section, then on “Data explorer”.

At the top of the page, in the Datasets section, click on "Links".

If your links are hidden, they may have been archived by default. You can un-archive them from the project page:

  1. Click on the three dots at the right of the crawl listing to open the menu.
  2. Choose "Un-archive all".

Just beside the Datasets section is the Quickfilters section. Click on the "Pages pointing to 3xx errors" shortcut.

In the table that appears, you have the following information:

  • Link origin: This is the original URL where the link appears.
  • Link target: This is the redirected page to which the link points. Visitors will not see this page because they are redirected onwards.
  • Inlink target status: This is the type of redirection. It can be permanent (301) or temporary (302).

Going further

If you still have questions about 3xx status codes, or about how to use the Data explorer to find information, feel free to drop us a line at @oncrawl_cs or click on the Intercom button at the bottom right of your screen to start a chat with us.

Happy crawling!

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