John Mueller announced that Google team has made significant changes in the Change of Address Tool, which was added to Google Webmaster Tools in 2009. If you are moving your website from one domain to another, the tool is a great way to let Google know.

The updated tool will walk the users through the process of moving their sites, while validating that the important steps are complete. It will:

  • Double check that you have the sites verified
  • Confirm that redirect doesn't break verification
  • Verify that redirects are in place

Google Updates the Change of Address Tool in the Webmaster Tools

According to Google, the update will help many who had issues with the tool previously. For more information on how to move your site, read the help documentation by Google.


Navneet Kaushal is the Editor-in-Chief of PageTraffic Buzz. A leading search strategist, Navneet helps clients maintain an edge in search engines and the online media. Navneet is also the CEO of SEO Services company PageTraffic which is one of the leading search marketing company in Asia.