Auto Redirect on newly published post not found

  • Yesterday as I published a new post, the Auto Redirect message appeared that it was redirecting my post url. This is/was a brand new post being published at that time. I didn’t think much more of it until later.
    Later as I was reviewing my Google Analytics for the day, I saw an url with the word “preview” in it. I checked this url and it is for the brand new post.
    Then I checked the Redirections to see what the source URL was and I could not find a redirection for this, thinking that it include Preview in it. This is fine but why is Google Analytics picking up an url with PREVIEW in it? I know I was previewing the post as I was working on it in an incognito browser. I also have my IP address set up in GA not to track it.
    Why would Auto Redirect say it’s setting up a redirection when I can’t find it?

    • This topic was modified 2 months, 2 weeks ago by Cindy.
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  • Hello,

    Thank you for contacting Rank Math and sorry for any inconvenience that might have been caused due to that.

    That is very odd, could you please share the affected post on the sensitive data section so that we can check this further?

    Looking forward to helping you. Thank you.



    I have updated the sensitive data as requested. Can you please check further?

    Thank you.


    These are just preview URLs. Which means, Google Analytics is tracking your page views when you are previewing the post/page you are writing.

    Apart from not being related to Rank Math – this is nothing to be worried about and can be ignored. Or you might want to use some GA plugin that prevent admin views from getting recorded like the MonsterInsights (Paid).

    Also worth checking out is your list of redirects at WP > Rank Math > Redirections

    And the fallback redirect at WP > Rank Math > General Settings > Redirections.

    Hope that helps and please do not hesitate to let us know if you need our assistance with anything else.

    Thank you. I will find out how to set up GA not tracking my IP Address (I have it there already but obviously something must be wrong with it.)
    Thank you for checking this for me.

    Hello Cindy,

    We are super happy that this resolved your issue. If you have any other questions in the future, know that we are here to help you.

    If you don’t mind me asking, could you please leave us a review (if you haven’t already) on about your overall experience with Rank Math? We appreciate your time and patience.

    If you do have another question in the future, please feel free to create a new forum topic, and it will be our pleasure to assist you again.

    Thank you.

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