How to test redirects
There are several ways to test redirects to ensure that they are working correctly:
- Use a redirect checker tool: There are several online tools that allow you to enter a URL and check the redirects for that page. These tools will show you the full redirect chain and can help you identify any issues with the redirects.
- Manually test the redirects: You can manually test the redirects by visiting the old URLs and verifying that they redirect to the correct new ones. It’s a good idea to test a variety of different pages to ensure that all of the redirects are working correctly.
- Use a web browser’s developer console: Most web browsers have a developer console that allows you to view the network activity of a webpage. You can use this to see the HTTP status codes returned by the server, which can help you identify any issues with the redirects.
- Check the server logs: If you have access to your server logs, you can check for any errors or issues with the redirects. This can be helpful if you are using server-side redirects or if you are experiencing problems that are not visible in the browser.
By testing the redirects, you can ensure that they are working correctly and that all old URLs are properly redirected to the corresponding new ones. This will help preserve your search engine rankings and user traffic during the migration process.
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