Some time ago I wrote article about decoding shortened links using longurl.net. It is very good tool but it has one flaw – it can only track shortened urls! If you try to track regular redirected URL you are gonna get an error! We need a better tool – there are situations when tracking redirections is really, really helpful.
How to track redirected URL?
What can I use it for?
Well, you can track redirection, which is useful when:
you need to find out what affiliate is used by your competitor in his innocent looking link
you want to check what exactly happens when someone hits your affiliate link
you want to check where shortened or cloaked links are pointing to
How to use Redirect Detective?
It cannot be simpler – just enter or paste target link into the box and press Trace URL button – after few seconds you will get the results in nice semi graphical way.
That’s all functionality Redirect Detective has to offer, but it does it’s job very well.