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Informing Google, When You Move To A New Domain

This article might of interest to you, if you’re planning to change your existing domain or already in the process of shifting to a new domain. In that case, there’s few things that require changes in the different Google apps.

  • Add the new domain in your AdSense channels
    Choose AdSense -> AdSense Setup -> Channels -> URL Channels -> Add new URL channels
  • Change your reply-to address in Gmail, if you used a redirect
    Choose Gmail -> Settings -> Accounts -> Edit info
  • Change your signature in Gmail, if you used the old domain name in it Choose Gmail -> Settings
  • Add your domain into the Google Webmaster Tools
    Choose Google Webmaster Tools -> Add Site (you then need to verify your site by e.g. uploading an HTML file)
  • Tell Google Webmaster Tools your preferred domain, and allow advanced image functionality
    Choose Google Webmaster Tools -> [your domain] -> Preferred domain/ Enhanced image search
  • If you’re using the AJAX Search API, generate a new key to work with your domain
    Choose Google AJAX Search API -> Generate API Key
  • If you provide a “site:yourdomain.com
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