If you’re an SEO, part of a web development team or maybe even a content manager and you want to find a redirect path of a link, look no further than Ayima’s Redirect Checker. A free Chrome tool to understand redirect chains for any given webpage.

What is Ayima Redirect Path?

Redirect Path Tool by Ayima, is a free Google Chrome extension that can be used to quickly check the individual redirect path of a URL. This handy plugin provides you with all the information you may need about domain redirects and where they may lead to.

Flagging up 301, 302, 404 and 500 HTTP Status Codes, our Redirect Path plugin brings attention to potential issues that may not otherwise be seen.

Server redirect checker

Redirect Path provides insights and a visual representation of the redirect in question. Details for each request URL are also provided so users can see:

  • 301 vs 302 redirects
  • Http to https redirect
  • Redirect chains with HTTP response headers and body.

Request headers

On top of already flagging redirects and errors, the Redirect Path plugin also displays other HTTP Headers such as:

  • Server types
  • X-Robots tag
  • Cookies
  • Caching
  • Server IP Address.

Extremely useful for those setting up or dealing with a server. All at the click of a button.

Client-side redirect checker

Ayima’s redirect checker brings with it client-side redirect detection. Redirect Path can detect:

  • JavaScript redirects and
  • Meta Redirects

Detecting HTTP status codes is one thing, detecting client-side redirects is another.

How to install Chrome redirect extension

To download, simply head over to the Chrome store and click “Add to Chrome”. Enjoy!

how to install Chrome redirect path extension

What other users are saying - Five star reviews

 “This might be my favorite extension. So valuable for not only looking at redirect paths, but also for inspecting the HTTP header. Even more valuable now with the JS and meta refresh redirect identification. Wish I could give it 6 stars.” Nate Plaunt, Thomson Reuters
“One of my favorite extensions. As a professional SEO, this tool is invaluable. I use it constantly - every day. Thanks. You guys are the best. The new Copy to Clipboard feature is great too. Keep up the great work!”. Nate Ford, Associate Director, SEO

If you’ve downloaded Ayima’s Redirect Path Tool and have found it useful, we’d love to hear from you, so please leave a review!

How to use Ayima’s redirect checker

Extension installed. Now what?

You'll get a new icon next to the top address bar:

ayima redirect path installed in toolbar

If the plugin detects any redirects or errors, it will change the icon like below:

ayima redirect path detecting any errors

Click the icon to show  further details, including the full redirect chain:

ayima redirect path showing redirect chain

Click on any of the items in the path to see any additional headers sent along with that request, including the final successful page request:

ayima redirect path showing additional headers

Copy data to clipboard and create plugin reports in applications such as Excel:

redirect-path-copy-to-clipboard

Why download our redirect checker?

  • Free to use
  • Instantaneous
  • Simple to use
  • Developed by a leading global SEO agency
  • Trusted by over 200,000 users
  • Supported across different user agents

Why would I want to trace a redirect?

If you’re an SEO, you’ll know tracing and understanding redirects is a must. Other reasons to analyse or trace redirects include the ability to:

  • Detect malicious codes - some redirected URLs may contain malware or ransomware that can harm a device
  • Check website security - URLs may not be on a secure network (https)

As noted above, you’ll notice we’ve added the ability to copy redirect chains to the clipboard. This enables you to copy the plugin reports into other applications, such as Excel, which is pretty handy if you need to hand over redirect issues to the dev team for an ad-hoc fix.

Albeit a quick way to check the servers response, additional data displayed for each URL is also useful for those who handle servers more often than not, specifically those who work within the developer team.

The story behind Ayima’s redirect checker

The brainchild of our Head of Development, Dan Smith, aims to ensure that our SEOs have the most accurate and well-presented data to hand.

When checking redirects in the past, we always relied on Web Sniffer for checking HTTP headers and redirects. But back in 2012 we decided we didn’t want the SEOs at our agency to rely on 3rd party tools. Hence the birth of Ayima’s Redirect Path.

We felt it was too good to keep to ourselves and went on to offer it as a free chrome extension for all SEOs to enjoy and to replace the need for Web Sniffer or other similar tools!

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