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Few topics confuse and scare webmasters more than site moves. I know that from personal experience, and I've seen questions, blog posts, how-to guides, and more all trying to demystify the process. Well, mystery no more, dear friends.

We've just massively updated our help documentation about planning and implementing the best site move possible.

Not just that. A related type of site moves is changing the configuration of your multiscreen site. The most common question we've seen is how to move from separate URLs to a single site using responsive web design. We got that covered too! 

Want to dig in? Start with the blog post:

http://googlewebmastercentral.blogspot.com/2014/06/making-site-moves-easier.html
Friday, June 06, 2014 at 2:13 AM. Webmaster level: intermediate-advanced. Few topics confuse and scare webmasters more than site moves. To help you avoid surprises, we've created an in-depth guide on how to handle site moves in a Googlebot-friendly way. So what, exactly, is a site move and how ...
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This is great info, there are a lot of people who move URLs and this will come in handy. One of the issues that I'd like to see Google address, though, is the moving of content when you change URLs but you've sold your domain name.

For example, if I have xyz.com and sell it to xyc company, then I still have the content--but am needing to move it to another location. Since I've sold the domain, there's really no way to do the redirects from the old site (which would be on that domain) to the new location.

I wish there was some meta tags or other "comment code" to use to indicate that the content has moved. The redirects won't be put in place. And rel=canonical won't work, either.
Nay Min
 
hi +Pierre Far I am confused with canonical tag now. Why do i need self canonical tag for every page for normal website? Or it is only because of changing from http to https, that is why i need self canonical uri for every page? your answer will be appreciated :) thanks in advance.
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