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Google Search Console Will Show Links From Old Redirected Domain



Google Search Console Will Show Links From Old Redirected Domain

Google’s John Mueller was asked if Google Search Console will show links from a redirected domain to the new domain in the links report in Search Console. The answer is yes, if the links are being redirected and you did a site move from domain A to domain B, the links pointing to domain A will show up as pointing to domain B.

Of course, the links report in Google Search Console is just a sampling of your links, so not all links will show. But the sampling of redirected links will show up.

This came up in the 7 minute mark in the latest Google webmaster hangout. The question is a bit hard to understand, so I did my best with the transcription below but here is the video embed first, followed by the transcription:

RITU NAGARKOTI: So I have a question related to all the domain who like when we do a redirect from an old domain to new domain, and it’s time follow a backlinks that were created for the old domain, is there auditable, like when we audit, can we see when it will redirect to new domain. After that it will audit the old domain patterns which we created for all domains that will be auditable?

JOHN MUELLER: I think they would show in Search Console. In Search Console, you would see a sample of the links to your website. And if they redirect through another domain, then I think we would still show that in Search Console. Sometimes, I think we show that in between states that you have a link through this other website.

Glenn Gabe summed it up nicely in this tweet:

I also expect the links to show up within a couple of weeks.

Forum discussion at Twitter.



Daily Search Forum Recap: September 30, 2022



Here is a recap of what happened in the search forums today, through the eyes of the Search Engine Roundtable and other search forums on the web.

Google is testing “more like this” star feature, the things to know box on the right side and the product panels with shaded backgrounds. Google said sometimes a brand becomes so popular it will rank above the general meaning of the word in Google Search. Page speed issues won’t lead to your site being removed from Google. I also posted my weekly SEO video recap – with a cold and cough.

Search Engine Roundtable Stories:

Other Great Search Threads:

Search Engine Land Stories:

Other Great Search Stories:


Industry & Business

Links & Content Marketing

Local & Maps

Mobile & Voice




Search Features


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