As another method, I’ll introduce Statscrop.com’s SEO Tool to test and check the current IP and URL Canonicalization status of your site.

I - Never forget about IP and URL Canonicalization

I – Never forget about IP and URL Canonicalization

To be honest, there many ways to do our job (and I hope you haven’t got tired of reading my posts about them). Now, I’ll show another extra way – introducing Statscrop’s online SEO Tool – in order to help you get a (partly, but closer to the perfect) panoramic view about the simplest way to check the IP canonicalization status of your site. If you want to get deeper inside, you might want to use some other, more sophisticated but paid SEO Tools, such as SEOProfiler, SEORankMonitor, SEMRush or others. You decide.
Nonetheless, if you want only to be aware of the current status of your site, these free tools will fulfill your expectations.
I’ve shown you some other ways on this site such as Web-Sniffer’s online SEO Tool and WooRank’s Website Review Tool. I’ve also mentioned and written a post about the standalone software (applicable for both Windows and Mac) of Web-Sniffer.

Statscrop’s SEO Tools are really platform-independent, you’d only need to open your available browser (either FireFox, Google Chrome, SlimJet, Opera or Safari) on any device to do the test.

1. So, let’s begin the site SEO analysis and check just now:

Open a browser and type in: http://www.statscrop.com. I’ll use my site (you are currently on) http://seoserviceguide.com – as usual – for this demonstration, because it’s mine and based on WordPress, so you’ll be able to check out how the IP and Url Canonicalization results appear regarding to a WordPress site.

Statscop.com - Home with SEOServiceGuide.com's link

2. Click on Analyze button, and see the Web Analytics results on the other page:

Statscrop.com - Web Analytics page with SEOServiceGuide.com site

Statscrop.com - Menu Titles - IP And URL Canonicalization Test And Check - Another MethodAmong the others, in the OverView section you’ll find many more useful SEO Tools and information about your site such as Site Title, Web Age, Alexa Rank, Load Time, Pagerank, SEO Score, Web Safety, Child Safety, Primary Traffic, CMS Platform, Theme Colors, IP Address, Server Signature, Content Encoding, Server Location, Blog, Description (see it on the right, please). The Web Analytics results are continuous on the Page, meaning if you scroll down you can see all in sequence. But if you want to read about a specific data, you may use the appropriate anchor texts.
In this case, let’s concentrate on Site Info, more exactly on IP Canonicalization results (HTTP Headers).

But, before examining Site Info and HTTP headers, let’s see the IP address line, because it contains the visible IP of our site: Statscrop.com - IP line, address of SEOServiceguide.com

In this line you’ll find 2 links: Trace or Reverse.

Trace your site’s IP:

This is the IP Location, that is the geographical location of an IP address or a domain.

Reverse your site’s IP:

Shared Hosting, with or without Dedicated IP:

If you use the Reverse IP Lookup way, you will find out all domain names hosted on your IP address. If you are on a Shared Hosting Account, you’ll obtain a list about all of the domains which are using this IP address, including yours. In the case you have a dedicated IP for your domains as your own, you’ll see the list of your domains.

Dedicated IP address and only one domain:

If you have the only domain there , you’ll get your Domain Name back.

3. Click on Site Info / HTTP Headers button, and you’ll get the following screen:

Statscrop.com - HTTP Headers of SEOServiceGuide.com, short version However, you’ll get the short version of the HTTP Analysis results first, if you’re an expert – and have used Statscrop’s SEO Tool previously – you will be able to evaluate it at the first sight: The domain owner uses this site without www, because the http://www.seoserviceguide.com domain name is redirected to http://seoserviceguide.com. It means it is MOVED Permanently.

Note: It is important to know, that even if you add your site for Web Analysis with www, Statscrop’s SEO Toll will remove the www first, and this will be the base of the results.

If you want to check out more data, click on “Show more >>>” link. If you’ve done it, you’ll get more detailed results page, such as:

Statscrop.com - HTTP Headers of SEOServiceGuide.com, more detailed versionIf you followed my presentations reading my previous posts about IP and URL canonicalization, you can see that:

1. The original domain is: seoserviceguide.com, because www.seoserviceguide.com is redirected to it (this means the “HTTP/1.1 301 Moved Permanently” at the first paragraph). You can also see it from the “Content Length: 20” that it covers a short content, that is the redirection formula.

2. It is needless to say that the second part of the report validates the supposition: seoserviceguide.com is the canonicalized URL (this means the “HTTP/1.1 200 OK” at the second paragraph). Just see the “Content Length” as an evidence, that it covers a long content: the site content itself.

You can evaluate other parameters as well, but our aim was now to discover of the IP and URL canonicalization of this particular site.

So, it is so easy to check the current IP and URL canonicalization of your site.

What if you get the same results at the end of the test? – “IP canonicalization test: failed”

Fortunately, my site passed the test this time. But, what if you get the same results at the end of the test, that is “HTTP/1.1 200 OK” in both cases? It more than surely means you have duplicate content. It is an emergency situation, you must act and make an intervention to change the status as soon as possible! Otherwise, because of the duplicate content your Rank may be dropped, or can get out from Google’s indexing process shortly.
How to solve this “IP Canonicalization: failed” situation? I’ll show it in my next post.

Summary and my assessment:

Statscrop.com’s Web Analyzer tool is very valuable itself, especially for those who want to obtain usable results within a short period of time. I, personally always use it if I want to get a quick overview about a site. It is really highly recommended to use and not only at the basic level.

I hope you are not tired of this presentation and I could help you in your work with this small explanation. Hopefully, I could transfer enough and appropriate information about this topic for you to work with.

Thank you for reading!

Gyula Olah electrical engineer, author, publisher, the owner of SEO Service Guide site.


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