Amazing and simple!
Huge kudos for a super value!
This is a must have tool when moving a site
Works great, and developer friendly
Very well written and well worth the money.
Highly recommend for site rebuilds
Awesome! Saved my site from losing rank
I already had a spreadsheet, so I saved as CSV, uploaded, and voila! All redirects are working!
Thank you! My redirects are worth FAR more than the paltry $18 for this add-on. Bargain of my year so far.
Integral for all site upgrades!
So simple to use, it'll make you smile!!
Does what it says on the tin
Exactly what was needed for moving a site from an older CMS without losing Google rankings
The tricky thing is that we were developing in dev and although we control the DNS for the domain, the old site was sitting on a different server, so we basically had to get it right without much testing, very quickly as we were propagating the DNS.
We has already completed a Google site: search, so we had all of the URLs that needed to be redirected. Then I created a spreadsheet with the old and new pages/urls.
I researched a fair bit and was reluctant to have this as the first project where we were going to do fairly decent editing of .htaccess
We tried another C5 add-on, however it wasn't as intuitive and didn't have an import option, however SEO: 301 Redirects was perfect. We simply added another another column for the PAGE and URL settings, imported and were up and running.
Just what I needed!
Fast, easy to use addon
Perfect for those of us migrating from static and other CMS sites.
An indispensable add-on for site migrations
Having submitted a new sitemap to Google, we decided to 'live with it' and see how quickly Google updated their cache, but after a few days the old addresses were still showing up in Google and the customer was getting understandably concerned.
It was then that I found this add-on, and I have to say it's absolutely perfect. The speed and ease with which I was able to set up redirects from every existing URL to the equivalent new page was a real lifesaver.
A particularly helpful feature was the ability to set up redirects to files in Concrete5. We have some PDFs cached by Google and linked to by 3rd-party sites... this add-on made it effortless to point those old addresses at the PDFs in Concrete5.
Thank you for providing such an excellent tool.
Only one minor quibble: the addon is not very clear about how slashes are handled -- I assume you need to start each url with a slash, but I didn't realize you need the trailing slash to exactly match the old URL (I couldn't figure out why it wasn't working at first -- but it turned out to be because I didn't end my URL's in a slash in some cases, even though it worked in others). So it would be nice if it automatically handled leading and trailing slashes for you (basically equating "my-page" with "/my-page" and "/my-page/"). But this is a minor point -- overall this addon is great!