This extension redirects all index.php requests to the site root. It solves the problem with the SEO juice being distributed among different versions of the home page and consolidates the SEO juice on the main domain.
What You Get
Solves the problem of multiple URLs pointing to the same home page.
Consolidated Home Page SEO Juice
Consolidates SEO juice on the main domain.
Resolved Home Page Duplicate Content
Resolves the duplicate content issue in search engines caused by multiple URLs pointing to the same home page.
Canonicalize inbound links to index.php with 301 redirects
All requests to index.php get redirected to the site root.
Works with any OC theme and extension
OC v2.x ready while working on OC v1.5.x
The single xml file supports both OC v1.5.x and OC v2.0. If you decide to upgrade to OC v2.x it won't require you to install a new file, the same file will work fine on any version of OC.
Simply put redirect_index_to_root.xml file into the vqmod/xml folder.
No changes in the .htaccess file.
The redirect is done during the earliest system start-up to reduce unnecessary server load.