404 with htaccess

[quote name='ather' timestamp='1320618227' post='125457']

I was using this by your suggestion for last 6 months but in last few days I came to know by some redirect checkers this method cause 302 redirect which is not SEO friendly now Google webmaster tool is also reporting soft404s


To be fair, the default set up (in CS-Cart 2.2.3 anyway) produces a 200 error, which search engines don't like either.

Going to raise a support ticket on this issue, the launch of our new site could really do without getting hampered by this.