January 2, 2023
by Sofia

Product Update. JetOctopus introduces JavaScript redirects tracking

Our team is thrilled to announce our latest update, which brings an exciting new feature that will greatly benefit SEO specialists working with JavaScript websites. We are proud to introduce the ability to track JavaScript redirects, offering a comprehensive solution to monitor and analyze these redirects effectively.

What are JavaScript redirects?

First, let’s clarify what JavaScript redirects are. They are redirects that primarily use the windows.location object. It redirects users to another page within their browser without changing the status code. Unlike server redirects, the original page will return a 200 status code, while the address of the new page will appear in the browser’s address bar. While Google recommends server-side redirects, the use of JavaScript redirects is growing due to advancements in JavaScript technologies. Therefore, we believe it is essential to include monitoring for these redirects as well.

How to find JS redirects using JetOctopus?

Now, let’s explore how you can easily identify JavaScript redirects using JetOctopus. Begin by initiating a JavaScript crawl and patiently await its completion. Once finished, navigate to the “Technical” – “Statuses” dashboard. JavaScript redirects will be indicated by a status code of 399. To simplify filtering pages with JavaScript redirects, we have chosen a neutral status code, considering that the old page technically returns a 200 status code. In the near future, we will publish a detailed article on our blog, providing insights on how and where to conduct a thorough analysis of JavaScript redirects.

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This update holds significant value for SEO specialists as it equips them with the means to comprehensively track and monitor JavaScript redirects. By including this feature in our tool, we empower professionals to gain deeper insights into their websites’ performance, identify potential issues, and optimize their SEO strategies accordingly.

We are confident that this new update will greatly enhance your experience with JetOctopus and provide valuable data to improve the overall SEO effectiveness of JavaScript websites. Stay tuned for further updates and informative articles on our blog.

Should you have any questions or require assistance, please don’t hesitate to reach out to our support team.

About Sofia
Technical SEO specialist. Sofia has almost 10 years of experience, of which the last 5 years in JavaScript SEO. She is convinced that SEO is a very technical part of digital marketing. And without logs and in-depth data analysis, you can't do effective SEO.



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