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Using "Change of address" In GSC several times?

Discussion in 'White Hat SEO' started by Traste, Aug 14, 2016.

  1. Traste

    Traste Regular Member

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    Hi,

    A year ago I moved domain1.com to domain2.com. I did use the "change of address" tool that Google Search Console provides. Everything went well and didn't lose rankings.

    Now, I'me changing my business name and need to move to domain3.com. To minimize rankings and authority issues I've thought of these 2 approaches:

    1. New "change of address". So I would redirect domain2.com (current live one) to domain3.com and use this last one in "pick your new site from the list":

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    This is the I don't really like since domain1.com is the on with almost all good quality backlinks.

    2. "Undo" the change of address from domain1.com. I would pick domain3.com in "pick your site from..." and redirect domain2.com to domain3.com.

    Here I'm not really sure if I should first redirect domain2 to domain3 and wait until Google replaces all URLs in the SERPs. Once this is done, I should also do the "change of address" from domain1 to domain3.

    This way all backlinks pointing to domain1 and domain 2 will redirect 301 to domain 3, in only 1 step.

    Any suggestions? Thank you
     
  2. davids355

    davids355 Jr. VIP Jr. VIP

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    Can't you do domain1-domain3 and domain2-domain3 in gsc?

    Or 1-3 and then 301 2-3 as well (seeing as domain2 is obviously now indexed in g as well)?
     
  3. Traste

    Traste Regular Member

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    Yes, I can do domain1-domain3 and domain2-domain3 in GSC. That's point 2, but I missed to mention I'd do domain2-domain3 too in GSC. Thanks!
     
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