Christmas has come early this year with the release of a new version of DeepCrawl which includes a range of fixes and features.
We now display chains of multiple redirects and report when a chain contains more than 4 redirects which might not be followed by search engines.
In your existing 301 and 302 Redirects reports you will now see the first 4 URLs in a redirection chain. If any URL in the redirect chain is a 302 then the redirect will be categorised as a 302.
In the Validation Tab you will see a new report called Max Redirections which contains all the redirect chains with more than 4 redirects.
The number of Max Redirects allowed can be customised in the Report Settings for each project.
The Issues List allows you to create lists of issues whilst you are reviewing your reports and then see a full list of all issues when you have finished which can be exported or shared.
In any report, click the Add Issue tab to bring up a pop-up form where you can create a new issue.
The form will save the report URL including any filters you have applied.
Once you have created an issue for a project, you can view it and all the issues by using the ‘All Issues’ tab which appears.
The re-test each issue which will take you to the latest report with your filters applied so you can see if it has been resolved. You can export and share the list of issues with clients or developers.
We’ve added a Support Form if you have any questions or want to let us know about a problem. You can access the form via a Support Tab which is now visible on every screen.
This is the best way for you to get our attention quickly.
You can now re-crawl any project with a single click from the Projects screen. The crawl will use the same settings as the previous crawl for that project.
The make the crawling process faster and more efficient, we now only track the first 1000 instances of a unique link. We define a unique link as having a unique target URL and anchor text. This affects sitewide links such as navigation in particular which was causing problems when some sites had over 1000 links in their main navigation.
In the Links In reports, you will only see the first 1000 instances of a unique link.
The main navigation has changed slightly so it makes more sense for new users.
That’s it for this release. We’d appreciate any feedback you have on these changes and let us know what you’d like to see in future releases.