joined:Aug 14, 2004
I've migrated a forum with over 4 million posts, 12s of thousands of members and just as many attachments this week end.
Problem is I had to use the new forum software migration tool to do it and it ends up like this:
1. First 301 redirects to standard non-mod_rewrite URLs
2. Second 301 redirects to standard new forum links.
3. 3rd redictect redirects to SEO friendly new forum links.
It gets worse when I try to go all SSL as it adds 2 more redirects.
So, total: 3 to 5 permanent redirects to end up with the correct new URLs.
Is this too much? Will I loose juice at each redirect?
My users love the new fonctionalies and design but I am worried that Google kill my business before I get more traction.
Can someone advise? Or has experience with multiple 301 redirects like these?