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3XX Pages

3xx Pages - Raptor SEO Data

3XX pages are URLs that are redirected to another page, they can have different status / response codes such as 301 which is a permanent redirect or 302 which is a temporary redirect.


Check out the video below to get a better understanding of what this data means and how you can use it in any time of SEO analysis or technical audit. At Raptor we have a huge suite of SEO tools that scrape data from sites using our advanced SEO web crawler, this video and geode is one of many that are designed to help you not only understand the SEO web data, but how we collect and analyse it.



A redirect is what happens when you go to a URL and it takes you to a new one. Redirections can be used for a number of reasons and are often an essential part of controlling canonical duplication. If a site uses HTTPS, you would want to setup a redirect to force all pages from HHTP to HTTPS.

We group all 3XX redirection into a single category but by clicking through to the data you can see what each specific response code a redirected URL has. You can evaluate this data to see if it is what you want that response code.


Types of 3XX Redirection

3XX response codes are types of redirection, we detail each type below in more detail, most of these you could spend 12 years crawling sites and only ever see 301 & 302. We include the rest for completeness and reference as we detail all response codes returned by a URL.


300: Multiple Choices

The webserver has multiple possible responses to an inquiry, since the requested resource is available in different types.


301: Moved Permanently

The requested resource has been permanently moved to a new URL. This is the most common type of redirect found on the net. This should be used for many reasons, primarily its used to control canonicalization.


302: Temporarily moved

Although the URL or resource is available, it has been temporarily moved to a new address (URL). This is the second most common type of redirect found on the net. Often this is used by accident but can be used as a placeholder as a new page will be created to replace the current one.


303: See Other

This is where a web server informs the inquiring client that a separate GET request to another storage location has to be sent to receive the desired resource.


304: Not Modified                  

Since the last inquiry from the client to the webserver, the resource hasn't changed and will therefore not be transmitted again.


305: Use Proxy

This is only available from a proxy web server.


306: (Unused)

This is used as a directive or instruction to change the proxy server; this status code is not currently used.


307: Temporary Redirect

This is used as a directive or instruction to change the proxy server; this status code is not currently used.


What You Should Do with This Data

This is largely provided as informational data; you can check the response codes and see if they are correct. Redirections are used all over the net and almost every website will have some type of redirect in place. Consequently, there are two things you need to consider when reviewing this data:

1. Is the redirect correct (redirects to the right URL)

2. Is the redirect necessary

3. The response / status code of the redirect is correct