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  1. #1
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    301 Redirect problem

    Hi, I had a page, team-info.php?team_id=48 for example and some of these pages have been indexed by google, I then decided to move team-info.php into a folder named team and use my .htaccess file to rewrite the links to team/48 meaning some of the results in google now link to an error page. I have tried to direct the old links to the new links but it doesn't seem to be working, here's my code:

    Rewrite rule that currently works to point dynamic link to a clean URL:

    RewriteRule ^team/([0-9]+)$ team/team-info.php?team_id=$1

    Rewrite rule to move the old dynamic link to the new one, that is not currently working:

    RewriteRule ^team-info.php?team_id=([0-9]+)$ team/$1 [R=301,L]

    If anyone can help me on this then I would be very grateful, i've been trying different solutions out for a while now and not getting anywhere, thanks.

  2. #2
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    Nov 2011
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    I think you issue is you can't match the question mark, instead you have to have a condition to match the querystring.

    I've not tested this heavily, but play with this:

    RewriteCond %{REQUEST_URI} ^/team-info.php$
    RewriteCond %{QUERY_STRING} ^team_id=([0-9]+)$ 
    RewriteRule ^(.*)$ http://www.yoursite.tld/team/$1 [R=301,L]
    It may need some refinement, but it should get you close to where you are trying to go!


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