Here's Where Fetch Is In The New Google Console

Last Update: September 19, 2018

I just saw a post from a member asking where Fetch As Google is in the new Google Console and I thought I would do a quick post showing where it is.

Here's where you find it:

Click on the URL Inspection tab in the right hand nav bar. A search bar will open up - place your full link in that search bar and click search - a new window will open up and there you will see that link to request indexing (fetch).

Here's a pic:

https://monosnap.com/image/sx5sybPhD16hb0wqxKbG6anZOp1RHD

I beleive in you
Leo

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Readyforthis Premium
Thanks for the post! I could not figure this out since the update on the Search Console. I do have a question though...

Every link I looked up said it was on google and "indexed, not submitted in sitemap"

Does that matter? I know I have submitted my sitemap in the past. Do I have to continually resubmit it? I saw a question on here relating to sitemaps, but it didn't really answer my question.

Thanks so much for your help!
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leoemery Premium
Just like when you fetch it's a good habit to resubmit your site map as well.
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Readyforthis Premium
ok. thanks, I will do that
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cld111 Premium
This is great. I was still using the old version. I will try out the new one!

- Christina
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leoemery Premium
It does take some gettin guse to - but eventually we all have no choice as the old version is going away
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FlorenceKi Premium
thanks for the great answer. Apparently the word "fetch" means "request indexing". I appreciate your information.
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leoemery Premium
That's right "request indexing" which when you think about it, is a more accurate description
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DarleneB Premium
Thanks, Leo. I've been using the old version. I had no idea of how to fetch with the new version. I'll give it a try.
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leoemery Premium
You're welcome
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bpais1 Premium
I think I'll stick with the old version as long as possible, Leo.

But, I'll definitely bookmark this blog to remind me how to use the new version - which I am not particularly fond of...

Jim
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leoemery Premium
I get it - I was the same - but once you used to the new version you'll find its much better then the old one
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bpais1 Premium
The one difference is that in the Search Analytics - that shows total clicks, total impressions, ave. CTR, and ave. Position, the keyword list isn't numbered in the new version.

For example, with the old version, I can just scan quickly down the list to see how many keywords are ranking on page 1.

On the new version, I have to "finger count" them to see how many are ranking on page 1.

Jim
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jlclayton1 Premium
Thank you very much, have been using the old version and wanted to quit going back and forth!
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leoemery Premium
you're welcome
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Noteboom Premium
Great to now. I still change to old one to fetch but not more after this post.
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nudge1969 Premium
Thanks Leo
They don’t make it easy. I’ve been switching to the old console to do this, knowing it’s only a matter of time until there is no old version.
Cheers
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leoemery Premium
Yeah you and me both, I've been asked to do a video showing this, I'll have that for everyone in a few days.
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Loes Premium
Thank you Leo, is it necessary to use fetch, I have set the crawling on daily and priority 1.0 in the Google XML sitemap.

Isn't it so that Google pays a visit every day?
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leoemery Premium
When you “Request Indexing” you are asking Googlebot to specifically crawl the page or post.

Submitting sitemaps is implied though not a plainly expressed request for Googlebot to crawl your pages. And because of that there is a chance not that all your sites URLs will be crawled.
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Loes Premium
That would be a pity:(
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leoemery Premium
You can have things as they are, but anytime you have new content added to your site I would recommend fetching it just to be sure it does get crawled.
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Loes Premium
I just tested my 3 latest posts and they are all indexed, I haven't fetched them manually
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leoemery Premium
Cool
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Gordon-D Premium
Great Leo, thought it a bit unusual that they didn't support it in the new version
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leoemery Premium
Yeah, I find Google does not explain things very well, so you're not alone - it took me a bit to find things myself.
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Gordon-D Premium
Yes I have noticed that
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MKearns Premium
Thank you, Leo. this is saved!
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leoemery Premium
You're welcome. I've also been asked to do a quick video for this as well, I'll have that done in a few days.
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