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Will the Change of Address in Webmaster Tools pour the longevity over?
Change of Address tool is able to transfers longevity from the old to new
CelloJ




msg:4370145
 4:36 pm on Oct 3, 2011 (gmt 0)

I have read the FAQs and checked for similar issues, but nothing.

My site's URL (web addresses) are: [Site A] and [Site B].

I need this forum's help in deciding if I use the Change of Address tool or if I should simply use my old and higher PR and longevity domain for my new site.

My options are:

1. Use Change of Address tool to try and point [Site A] (good rank, backlinks and huge longevity) to [Site B]
2. Not use Change of Address tool and upgrade [Site B] with the new site content and then just create a redirect from [Site B] to [Site A]

That is why I am asking the question - Has anyone seen any evidence that Change of Address tool is able to transfers longevity from the old to the new domain?

Thank you in advance!

[edited by: tedster at 3:38 pm (utc) on Oct 8, 2011]

 

bhartzer




msg:4371153
 5:17 pm on Oct 5, 2011 (gmt 0)

Has anyone seen any evidence that Change of Address tool is able to transfers longevity from the old to the new domain?

I have seen results go either way. I have used that tool to help tell Google to redirect to another domain--and I could not see any value transferred after about 30 days. I had also 301 redirected the domain, as well.

But I have also seen it behave in the opposite way, a lot of value/link credit was passed to the new domain.

So, there are other factors at work here--the "change of address" really doesn't matter that much.

CelloJ




msg:4371236
 8:48 pm on Oct 5, 2011 (gmt 0)

Thank you bhartzer, your input is much appreciated.

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