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It looks like I have a redirect - should I try to get rid of it?

     
3:54 pm on Feb 20, 2013 (gmt 0)

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I just started managing a website and I'm seeing this:

/
/Default.asp?Redirected=Y

in my main traffic overview. I admit to knowing less about canonical urls than I should, but this pretty much makes me think there must be a redirect.

Because the vast majority of traffic is coming to that latter URL, I need to figure out if this is a problem in any way.

I guess I'm thinking that if there is another URL, and most people are going to that, the redirect doesn't matter - we need to either resort to that URL or figure out how to get people to recognize the new URL/brand.

Advice please - is this a problem?
3:55 pm on Feb 20, 2013 (gmt 0)

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Oops, I should have mentioned: This is all taking place on Google Analytics.
12:44 am on Feb 21, 2013 (gmt 0)

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There is absolutely no way that anyone reading your post can provide any more information. Only you can do that. The two most obvious places to look are:

--your site's htaccess file

--your in-progress headers using a utility such as Firefox's Live Headers

If people request the wrong form of a page name, then it is correct to redirect them, since the alternative leads to Duplicate Content.

If your site itself links to the wrong form of a page name, you need to fix the code.

If you are using a cms that auto-generates links in the wrong form and then redirects to the right form, get a different cms.
12:04 pm on Feb 21, 2013 (gmt 0)

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welcome to WebmasterWorld, DigitalDionne!

have you checked your server access log file and/or your analytics data to find the source of those requests for redirect urls.
12:13 pm on Feb 21, 2013 (gmt 0)

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Are you using a shopping cart system called Volusion?
 

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