We have just released a new version of our website, part of which included moving from dynamic urls (index.php?id=123) to seo friendly urls (friendly-url)
The issue is that google has all of the old dynamic urls indexed and we’d like to be able to perform a 301 redirect from index.php?id=123 to /friendly-url for all of our indexed urls, until google has all the new friendly urls indexed
I’d rather not add 300+ individual redirects and wondered if there is an easier way to do this?
I was thinking another option would be to add a canonical link to each page to show the correct url to use, as I also want to make sure we are not penalised for duplicate content - But I’m not sure if this alone would tell google to stop indexing the old format urls
Thanks in advance