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?
Redirect Detective – Main page
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.
Redirect Detective – Results
That’s all functionality Redirect Detective has to offer, but it does it’s job very well.