---- URL renaming with 301 redirects killed site wide page rank
pageoneresults - 6:49 pm on Feb 3, 2007 (gmt 0)
We recently moved everything into a CMS, which required renaming the URLs from, for example: www.example.com/brazil/guide_brazil.shtml to http://www.example.com/guide/216/brazil-travel-guide-online
First thing I noticed is that you are adding a layer (sub directory level) in the new URI naming structure. You now have to push PR down another level.
You'll have to wait this one out while looking at the architecture of the site to make sure you are pushing that PR to those 3rd level destinations. You went from 2nd level to 3rd level. Depending on how many pages make up the site, that is a big PR redistribution internally.