web crawlers – Checking site for meta refresh redirects

An ordinary HTML page that contains a meta refresh element will indeed return a 200 OK HTTP status (this is totally correct). How that HTML response, with a meta refresh tag, is processed by the user-agent/bot is another matter.

However, Screaming Frog SEO Spider does report on pages that contain a meta refresh HTML element – the pages are scanned for several meta elements. In the “Internal” tab, there is a column for “Meta Refresh 1” which can be sorted.

Screaming From - Meta Refresh column