#5 – Simple 301 Redirects – Return to /best-wordpress-plugins
Simple 301 Redirect provides a simple interface for redirecting users from one page to another. This is crucial if you change a page name or if you’re updating your website and pages are removed or the name is modified. You simply enter the old address on the left and the new one on the right. As long as this is installed on the domain name of the pages you’re altering, it does the rest.
It’s important to set up your webpage redirects for two reasons. Firstly, it’s frustrating for visitors to arrive at a page and get an error message because it’s disappeared. Secondly, these broken links to missing pages has an adverse effect of your search engine rankings. This is bad seo.
Here’s what the developers say about the plugin.
Simple 301 Redirects provides an easy method of redirecting requests to another page on your site or elsewhere on the web. It’s especially handy when you migrate a site to WordPress and can’t preserve your URL structure. By setting up 301 redirects from your old pages to your new pages, any incoming links will be seamlessly passed along, and their Pagerank (or what-have-you) will be passed along with them.