Apache linux server hosted on GoDaddy, I have an .htaccess file that points old URLs to new URLs as we just rebuilt the site. It does not work as hit an old page and you just get the 404 page and not redirected to the new page location. I fear, if we do not get on this quick, we will loose SE placement for links we have in the search engines.
here is the first part of the file.. it has about 20 more lines exactly the same. do you see an error? I do not. Seems perfectly setup. This must be some server issue, no? Thoughts?
Redirect 301 index.html http://www.website.com/index.php
Redirect 301 about/articles.html http://www.website.com/about/press.php
Redirect 301 about/certs.html http://www.website.com/about/certificates.php
Redirect 301 about/index.html http://www.website.com/about/index.php
Redirect 301 about/mems.html http://www.website.com/about/index.php
Redirect 301 contact/area.html http://www.website.com/contact/index.php
Redirect 301 contact/index.html http://www.website.com/contact/index.php
Redirect 301 faqs/index.html http://www.website.com/index.php
all this is in a txt file with name .htaccess.txt and then FTP to the server and then rename to .htaccess where it becomes invisible. Though, I do use an FTP app that allows me to see invisible files. So, I know it is there, name is correct.