Bill Hartzer's latest post on the Vizion Interactive Blog has links to 2 good resources - Rex Swain's HTTP Viewer and Google' s new Search Engine Optimization Starter Guide. In the post Bill explains a few ways to redirect the page. Go here to Bill Hartzer's post to read more.
Rex Swain's Tool : This can be used to find out if you are doing your redirect right, checking headers. Rex is a software developer of over 30 years experience and has some great free tools at http://www.rexswain.com/. Thank you Rex.
The Google Search Engine Optimization guide is a good read to learn the basics of optimizing your web site.