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Google Webmaster Tools Change of Address tool

Discussion in 'SEO & SEM Discussions' started by petermeadit, Nov 20, 2014.

  1. petermeadit

    petermeadit Membership: VIP

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    I have used the Google Webmaster Tools Change of Address Tool before and I am a little reserved about the results I got. They claim it is the best way to move a site without loosing rankings etc. But I have also moved sites without using the GWT move too, and have had pretty good success that way actually.

    Here is the official doco https://support.google.com/webmasters/answer/83106?hl=en/

    I have some domains I got off the drops, which I developed, and I am looking at moving them soon. I would be interested if people would use the GWT move tool or not?
     
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  2. Lex

    Lex Membership: Community

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    I use it but like you I've also moved sites in the past without using it and it's worked well.

    I think for the 2 minutes it takes it's probably a good idea.