Changed web address - will Google realise it has changed?

Discussion in 'Web Design and Development' started by Mildredop, Aug 11, 2017.

  1. Mildredop macrumors 68020

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    I've changed my web address and my old address now just points to my newly-named (but otherwise identical) squarespace website.

    Google is listing them both, with my old web address ranking higher. Will Google work out it's actually the same site and remove the old web address?
     
  2. dsh3 macrumors 6502

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    You say the old address just points to the new site, but how did you point it?

    If it is the same site on a new URL, you should 301 redirect all pages to their new URL's to maintain as much SEO value as possible.

    Also, set up the new website in Google Search Console and setup and submit a sitemap here, it might help a bit.
     
  3. Mildredop, Aug 11, 2017
    Last edited: Aug 11, 2017

    Mildredop thread starter macrumors 68020

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    Thanks for this info.

    Both Domains are held in Google Domains so I've just clicked the "Redirect domain to another site" and put in the URL of my new website. No good?
     
  4. conan2509 macrumors newbie

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