bhartzer - 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.