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Google Search Console Change regarding Address the tool adds redirect validation & reminder

Google has some of the new features in the Search Console to help you move your site.


Google recently announced two new features to the Change of Address tool within Google Search Console. These new highlights include redirecting validation for the top five URLs of the moving domain and a reminder at the top of both the moving domain also the destination domain within Google Search Console.


Redirect validation. As Google added up redirect validation for the top five URLs of the moving domain. The tool will show you up the redirect flow, validate the flow, show you some of the examples and give you suggestions for any problem redirects.


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Reminder. Google will further show you a reminder at the top of both the moving domain moreover the destination domain within Google Search Console. This reminder is near a warning banner that may read.


Here is a screenshot:



Why we care. The change of address tool can be very compelling and adding the warning that a site is moving can help some not make a mistake with the tool. The validation tool too can help you fix any issues and truly validate that the site move is something you want to communicate to Google. You can learn more about the change of address tool up here.