An outside company has done a technical audit of my website and in one of the reports they included was a document show cases "6,000+ internal redirects."
After reviewing the data they presented, I am a little confused on what I am looking and was curious if you guys could shed some light on what exactly is happening with these URLs.
Only a handful of them are obvious redirects, e.g.: some links where pointing to
/about instead of
/about/ and thus was being 301-redirected by Apache automatically.
Nearly 90-95% are like this:
(these are all 301 redirects that go to the same url, but just with an ending slash)
Let's take for example
If we start on the page
my-account, then click
lost-password, we are at
example.com/my-account/lost-password. But if we click the link to the privacy page, the browser goes to
example.com/privacy-policy/ ... not
Would you guys have any idea how the crawlers are even getting to these URLs? Please let me know if I need to provide any more information.