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IT Guru
Most Valuable Expert 2011
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Do you mean in the Search Console?

You can't update the URL of a Property in that tool. If you've got the wrong URL, just delete the Property and add the correct one.
Lucas BishopMarketing Technologist
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In webmaster tools, you should set up every version of your domain, including www and non-www, plus http and https versions. This way you have visibility into what versions of your site are indexed.
David FavorFractional CTO
Distinguished Expert 2018
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To get this working, you must submit the following.

https://domain.com
https://www.domain.com

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Both must be verified, then you select which you prefer as your default domain (shows up in searches).
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Scott FellDeveloper & EE Moderator
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Or are you asking how to redirect your www to the naked domain?  This should be done at your server.

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To get this working, you must submit the following.
where in google cms?

Or are you asking how to redirect your www to the naked domain?  This should be done at your server.
already done on my server
but want to tell google to pick one

In webmaster tools, you should set up every version of your domain, including www and non-www, plus http and https versions. This way you have visibility into what versions of your site are indexed.
where in google cms?

Do you mean in the Search Console?

You can't update the URL of a Property in that tool. If you've got the wrong URL, just delete the Property and add the correct one.
are these google cms areas?
where is property?
where is tool?
where is search console?
Scott FellDeveloper & EE Moderator
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Most Valuable Expert 2013
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To use the search console, go to the old webmaster tools https://www.google.com/webmasters/tools/home and you will see a blue button at the top of the page to try the new search console.

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To use the search console, go to the old webmaster tools https://www.google.com/webmasters/tools/home and you will see a blue button at the top of the page to try the new search console.

okay I click use new search console.
But I cant find where I chose
http://www
or
http://

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am I in the correct place?
Scott FellDeveloper & EE Moderator
Fellow 2018
Most Valuable Expert 2013
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Make sure you are in the, "old version", click on the to big gear on the top right and go to settings. Your choice will be there.

Really this should be done on your server by 301 redirecting www to the naked domain (non-www). When you do that, Google will pick it up that way.

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how to get to "old version"
Terry WoodsIT Guru
Most Valuable Expert 2011
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There is a "Go to the old version" link on the left sidebar menu, at the bottom, on the new version of the Search Console.

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I see a button at the top middle "use new search console".  But I cant find www/(non www) button
Terry WoodsIT Guru
Most Valuable Expert 2011
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If your site is added to the search console with the www, then delete it and re-add it without the www. There isn't a button for www/non-www. When you add a site to the search console, you choose the URL to add.

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If i delete www will i see my history?
And vice versa
Terry WoodsIT Guru
Most Valuable Expert 2011
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No, my understanding is that deleting it erases the history.

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Thanks for showing me console.

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