Server HTTP Response Monitoring Now in AuthorityLabs

Here at AuthorityLabs, we monitor SERP data for a lot of URLs. When someone adds a domain or URL to track, they are expecting it to respond correctly when accessed by users and search engines. In some cases, there may be a typo, incorrect TLD, or site issue that results in a response other than what is expected. Incorrect responses could cause issues with your ranking data. In order to help report and troubleshoot these issues, we’ve added a response indicator to the dashboard. This indicator is a small color coded box next to your tracked domain or URL.

Response Indicator

If the indicator is green, the URL appears to be responding correctly. If there is a red indicator, we would recommend looking into possible issues with the URL. Hover over the indicator and you will see a tooltip with more information. For example, barackobama.com is currently responding with a 302 and redirects to www.barackobama.com. We see that as a problem and report it accordingly. It should be a 301 redirect, which we would recognize and report with a green indicator.

barackobama.com 302 response

This feature will be evolving and if anyone has input on how they would like to see this reporting, we’re all ears.

About Brian LaFrance

Brian is the marketing director here at AuthorityLabs. He's not an expert or guru for anything but he makes good things happen.