Meaning of internal redirect URL results

by X33   Last Updated September 16, 2018 05:04 AM

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 But if we click the link to the privacy page, the browser goes to ... 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.

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