Is there a good way to create redirects when launching a new site?

I am quickly finding that there is no good way to do this, but this is what I've done. I started with the Google Analytics from my old site and sorted the content by page views.  This gives me my most important information or at least the content that might get the most 404s.  After doing the top 100 (some which I caught through wild cards like this) RedirectMatch permanent (?i)^/example/content(.*)    http://cvanderlinden.com/example/content The biggest thing I have learned is that it doesn't need to be the exact right place, and all I'm trying to do is avoid 404s. Next after that I...