I'm trying to help someone validate the redirects on his websites. I've put in place some easy 301 redirects in the past using .htaceess, but I am far from being an expert.
Here is the situation: The new homemade CMS manages a few websites, and since the new structure is not the same, redirects are required. As an example, the following url is redirected to the following url
These redirects work well from an user point of view, the page are redirected correctly.
What is in the .htacess in regard to the redirect is the following:
RewriteRule ^([^-]+)-([\d]+)-([^\.]+).html?$ redirect.php?articleId=$2 [QSA,L]
To me, it looks like a redirect in the .htaccess file sends the user to a redirect.php file, which in turn redirects the user to the appropriate page. Does this look to you that it is what is happening?
And please correct me if I am wrong, but it does look to me that it is a major issue regarding SEO, since "linkjuice" is not passed to the new urls, right?
Thanks a lot for your help.