I have a basic html site (not PHP) which I am currently trying to replace with a .php wordpress blog.
However I’ve noticed I have external links pointing to some of the .htm sub-pages on my old html site. If I add a wordpress blog I will loose these links and the link juice that comes with them.
I would like to set up a 301 redirect so that all incoming visitors to the old .htm sub-pages (There are about 20 or more) are redirected to my homepage.
So for example visitors to the following page
Would be redirected to my wordpress home page:
and the pagerank would be preserved with a 301 redirect. My knowledge of this is very limited so im not sure if this would help seo or even be harmful to seo.
I have done some research on the plug-ins available but there seems quite a few and im not sure if they will do exactly what I require.
I don’t want to have to beg those linking to me to change their link URLs to my site so if someone could provide some advice that would be much appreciated.
Im using wordpress 2.8 with Linux hosting