Redirect Detective

Redirect Detective is a free URL redirection checker that allows you to see the complete path a redirected URL goes through.

Some of the many uses for Redirect Detective are:

  • See where an affiliate link goes to and what affiliate network is being used.
  • Check if those links (or similar URL shortners) redirect to a legitimate site.
  • Check your own redirects to ensure they work correctly.
  • Check to see if your redirected domain correctly redirects to your new domain.
  • See at what point in the redirection path cookies are being set.
  • Avoid being tracked by not being redirected via adware/tracking sites.
  • Discover just how many redirects certain sites use. You might be surprised to how many.

Some examples of well known sites that use redirects are: