Frank’s old site franklove.net (they don’t build’em like that any more!) is more convincing in google’s eyes than his new one frank-love.com. Hence before we shut down the old on I would like to redirect the most visited pages to their specific locations on the new site. I will attach here (if I can…) a screenshot of the google analytics list of pages that need redirecting. In addition I would also like the main menu item pages redirected. Then everything else to redirect to frank-love.com home page.
I have a few questions before you start:
1) can you even find his old site in his dashboard – I can’t see it anywhere!
2) If I did this myself I would use an .htaccess file. I reckon it’d take 2 or 3hrs at most. Would you have another method in mind? (eg set up a wordpress and use a plugin to do 301 redirects)
3) And how long roughly do you think it would take?
4) am I right in saying that the url structure is so complicated and random that one single wildcard redirect that covers all pages to their specific replacement would be a regex nightmare that neither of us want to explore?