Redirect Manager in Joomla 2.5 (valid for Joomla 1.7 and 1.6 too)
Another feature in Joomla 2.5 and the older Joomla 1.7 and even 1.6 is the Redirect Manager. It can be of great help to your site SEO by allowing you to redirect old (invalid) URLs to new working ones. Without a redirection you will get a 404 error - component not found which is bad for your search engine ranking.
Redirect Manager's functionality is quite straightforward. You just add a new redirection and make sure that its status is active. Please just make sure to specify the full source and destination URL such as http://example.org/full_url/.
We acclaim this new feature in Joomla because it is essential to any modern site and proof for this is that it has been available in third party Joomla SEO extensions for quite some time.