We’ve moved our homepage landing page we had with a domain into an existing website with seven other web pages inside. Can’t we indicate that into Webmaster Tools?
JOHN MEULLER (Webmaster Analyst from Google):
Yes, that’s correct. So individual pages probably get picked up fairly quickly. It might be that there are lower level pages that take longer. And Webmaster Tools, the setting there helps us to confirm what you’re trying to do, but there are sometimes technical reasons why that’s not possible. For example, if you move from one domain to a section of an existing domain or if you move from a sub domain to a higher level domain, then those are the type of things that you currently can’t specify in Webmaster Tools. So that’s kind of an optional, let’s say, setting in Webmaster Tools. If you’re really moving from one domain to another, one to one, then I’d definitely use that setting in Webmaster Tools, but it’s not a requirement.