What is the Redirectly BETA program?
We're still at an early stage of our product. We're testing, tweaking and refining to ensure that every single element is efficient, intuitive and as simple as possible. BETA is a necessary part of this process and we are currently stress and sense testing Redirectly with web developers and SEO strategists all over the world, to ensure it has everything you and your team needs.
The Redirectly BETA program lets users access and try out the application before our official launch! The feedback our BETA testers provide on quality and usability helps us identify issues, fix them, and make Redirectly even better.
How do I join Redirectly's BETA program?
It is really easy! All you have to do is to join our waiting list to get early access to our BETA and immediate access to our demo playground. That's it!
Who can join the Redirectly BETA program?
Redirectly is primarily aimed at web developers and SEO strategists, but the Redirectly BETA program is open to anyone!
Do I have to pay to join the Redirectly BETA program?
Absolutely not. BETA access is completely free until our official launch. We expect to move out of BETA in April 2020 (subject to change).
Do Redirectly's BETA users get compensated for testing?
This Redirectly BETA program is voluntary, and there is no compensation for participation. Of course, our team can offer you special promotions and offers if you are a top contributor.
How do I give feedback or get support as a BETA user?
There is a support link in the Redirectly dashboard which sends an email straight to the Redirectly team. Feedback can also be supplied via a Feedback form - you will have been sent a link to this in your registration email.
When will Redirectly move out of BETA?
We expect to move out of BETA in April 2020. In the meantime feel free to join our waiting list to join our BETA program and get early access to the application.
How much will Redirectly cost?
Redirectly will be available as a subscription based service. The plans are still to be determined following feedback from our BETA testers, but whether you’re working independently or choosing a new tool for your agency, there will be a plan to suit.
I'm a website owner, can I use Redirectly?
Yes of course! Due to the fact that it is intended as a subscription service, Redirectly is primarily aimed at web developers and SEO strategists, but is open to anyone.
Do I need technical expertise to use Redirectly?
Not at all! Redirectly is designed to be simple and intuitive and technical expertise is not necessary. Simply upload the sitemaps, copy and paste the URLs directly or add the URL of the old site and the new site and Redirectly will automatically create a full list of pages to be matched. Once you have completed your matching you can view the export options, or email it directly from the platform to your developer, ready for implementation.
Is Redirectly secure?
Yes we take security very seriously. Redirectly is protected by SSL and all data storage and transfer is full encrypted.
Can I run multiple projects?
You can indeed. Depending on your subscription plan you can run as many projects as you need. You can even archive projects to revisit and update them at a later date.
Can I collaborate with team members on projects?
Team collaboration is currently in development and will be available on some plans following launch. 'Redirectly Teams' will enable you to share the project with your team-mates and get their recommendations or approval on matches.
What is auto-matching?
Redirectly will automatically identify pages with identical URLs. As the slugs are identical these pages do not require a 301 redirect.
Why can I not un-match auto-matched pages?
Auto-matched pages are pages with an identical URL on both the old and new site. As they are an exact match there is no situation in which you would need to un-match them.
What do I do when I've matched all of the URLs?
You will know when all URL's are matched as your left hand column (the 'old' website column), will be empty. You can then choose to either review your matches by navigating to “View matched pages” or export your matches using the “Export” button in the left hand navigation.
Not ready to do either? No probs, your completed project will be automatically saved for you to return to at any time.
What if I match a URL incorrectly? Can I undo it?
Made an mistake? Don't worry! You can unmatch an individual page or reset all of your matches to start again.
To unmatch an individual page navigate to “View matched pages”, open out the desired group, find the URL and click on the black link icon to unmatch.
To reset the full project and start again, simply click on the “Reset matches” button in the left hand navigation.
What technologies can I export for?
Redirectly includes export functionality for multiple technologies including Apache, NGINX, Craft CMS, Wordpress and CSV. Alternatively you can simply choose to share the code with your developer directly via email.
Is your tech not on the list? Get in touch and we'll see what we can do!
What types of redirect does Redirectly allow?
Redirectly gives you the option to allocate any URL a 301 or a 302 redirect - the choice is yours. Find out more about the various types of redirect, the difference between them and which is the most appropriate for your project.
What is a site crawl?
If you don't have a sitemap or a list of old and new pages to match, simply add the URL of the old site and the new site and Redirectly will automatically crawl both sites and create a full list of pages to be matched for you.
Is there a maximum number of URLs per project?
Yes, for the time being. During BETA there is a limit of 2000 URLs per site per project. This will be reviewed following feedback from our BETA testers, with plans built to suit different project requirements accordingly.
I've registered - why haven't I received my 16 digit authorisation code?
Your 16 digit authorisation code is sent out directly to your designated email address by the Redirectly app. If it's not landed within a few minutes please check your spam and/or promo folder. Failing that please do get in touch so we can help.
Can I use a different email address to register?
Sorry no. There is a waiting list for BETA and as such registration to the app is restricted to the email address used to register for BETA access. If you try and register with another email address Redirectly won't recognise you and will deny you access.
What is the project archive?
Finished a project but think you may want to come back to it down the line? The archive is a place to store any completed projects that you don't want to delete. This keeps your active projects dashboard clear, whilst giving you peace of mind that you can unarchive and revisit any project at any time.
What are suggested matches?
Suggested matches is currently in development and will be available on some plans following launch. Redirectly’s intelligent system will automatically try to match pages with similar URLs for you, saving you a job. You will simply need to approve the matches or send them back for manual matching.
If I delete a project can I get it back?
Unfortunately not - once it's deleted it's not recoverable. You can however choose to archive a completed project, instead of deleting them completely.
What is 'Check for updates' for?
The 'Check for updates' function scans the selected site and looks for any updates since the previous upload/crawl. Any new URLs will be includes in the t be matched columns, without disrupting any already matched pages.
What is 'Re-run import' for?
If for any reason you want to completely re-import a site, you can choose to do so. Simply select 'Re-run import' in the 'Sites' area of the project, which is accessible in the left hand navigation and Redirectly will crawl the site from scratch. In this instance any matches that have been made will be deleted.