I am quickly approaching a task that will need doing at some point. I will be redirecting users accessing all content from one website to another domain altogether and with a slightly different URL structure. To be brief, here's the difference:
Now my question is what happens when I have a variable URL like this?
where page=2 is the second page (and not indexed by google) and sort_by=price is just that (again not indexed).
Using canonical linking I have google only indexing the main page - please note I may haven't got the specifics right but that's not important for this Q.
Should I write the variables in htaccess? I estimate each URL to have perhaps 4 possibilities in filtering the content plus how ever many pages it has. If each page has 4 possibilities then that is a lot of redirecting!!
Do I really need to do this in your expert opinions?