My client has decided to completely revamp their website and no longer wants to use MijoSef, in fact they do not want to use any SEF component at all. At present google hase over 3250 urls indexed for the existing site, thus I need to redirect each of the indexed URL's to the new URL following the site update/move.
I have exported the URL's from MijoSef and have attempted to test the redirect by inserting one into the jos_redirect_links table, publishing it and then testing it. However the redirect does not seem to take effect. I have also tried the same with ReDJ and the redirect does not seem to take effect either.
For example, the url on the currently live site is is:
I have set up a redirect in ReDj (and in the core redirect component - now removed) to:
Is there another (better?) way to do this to ensure the indexed links do not return a 404? I'd be happy for some suggestions. The MijoSEF export contains over 13000 urls, thus I was thinking maybe I could scrape a list of indexed URL's in google, compare to the list from MiJoSEF and add the 3250 indexed redirects to the htaccess file? Is this a feasible method?
Thank you in advance. D