Is it possible to tell Google's Webmaster Tools that our site hosted on www. has moved to a sub folder, sub domain or a new domain with sub folder?

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The tell Google you've moved feature is designed for old domain to new domain and does not support sub domains, sub folders or new domains with sub folders, it is strictly from domain to domain.

This question has been asked various times on many forums across the internet, Google does not treat a domain to sub domain or folder a site move.

You should proceed with a standard 301 which is more than enough to tell Google that your content has permanently moved.

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    Bing announced that they will support other types of site moves: bing.com/blogs/site_blogs/b/webmaster/archive/2013/03/15/… Hopefully Google starts doing the same soon. Commented Mar 30, 2013 at 10:51
  • But what if I'm moving two domains to one domain with different subdirectories? I have two websites with the same content for different languages, now I'm moving to one domain with different subdirectories for the languages.
    – Dpedrinha
    Commented Feb 18, 2016 at 0:31
  • @Dpedrinha then your not moving your site and therefor the move feature will not help you. Your need to use a standard 301 redirect to inform Google of your site changes. Commented Feb 18, 2016 at 10:35
  • I am moving 2 sites to a new one. site1.com and site2.de to site3.com and site3.com/br
    – Dpedrinha
    Commented Feb 19, 2016 at 4:58

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