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I have added all my websites on Webmaster Tools (Google Search Console), but I have a question about moving a different site from a subdirectory to another www domain. I added on Webmaster Tools and verified www.example.com, and I also have www.example.com/example2/ verified and indexed. I bought a separate domain and I want to move www.example.com/example2 to www.example2.com. In this moment www.example.com/example2/ have already 301 redirect to www.example2.com

The question is, If I request a change of a address in Google Search Console from www.example.com/example2 to move to new domain, will it not affect www.example.com from its ranking? Will it not redirect all root domain to new site i am pointing?

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  • I renamed www.site.com to www.example.com, www.site.com/othersite/ to www.example.com/example2/ and www.othersite.com to www.example2.com which will be more generic than site.com or othersite.com Commented Mar 3, 2016 at 13:59
  • Here's similar thing for you: webmasters.stackexchange.com/questions/89978/…
    – CamSpy
    Commented Mar 4, 2016 at 5:52

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I suspect this will not work. I believe when attempting a change of address you will get a message like "Restricted to root level domains and subdomains only"

If you have 301 redirects in place, they will do the work anyway.

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