A previous WM change the url structure on a few thousand pages on a site I own.
I need to do a 301 of these domains to their new locations as there are quite a few nice backlinks to the old urls.
If I did it this way:
/10082010/news-story1 (old url)
redirects to: /news-story1
which redirects to:
Would that ensure the juice gets through?
That would be two redirects.
Reason is that when you remove the date stamp from the old URLs it redirects to the new ones.
There is no way I can think of to rewrite the old ones as the new ones except manually (4,000 urls).
Any thoughts, much appreciated.