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
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.