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Google Search Console Change of Address tool adds redirect validation & reminder
by Barry Schwartz, SearchEngineLand.com
February 18, 2020

Google announced two new features to the Change of Address tool within Google Search Console. These new features include redirect validation for top five URLs of the moving domain and a reminder at the top of both the moving domain and the destination domain within Google Search Console.
Redirect validation. Google added redirect validation for top five URLs of the moving domain. The tool will show you the redirect flow, validate the flow, show you some examples and give you recommendations of any problem redirects.

Here is a screen shot:

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Reminder. Google will also show you a reminder at the top of both the moving domain and the destination domain within Google Search Console. This reminder is a in a warning banner that may read “this site is currently moving to newdomaingoeshere.com".

Here is a screen shot:

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