Here's Where Fetch Is In The New Google Console

Last Update: March 01, 2019

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 and use it:

Simply add the complete URL you want to have indexed (inspected) in the Inspect Any URL found at the top of your search console.


A new window will open up and there you will see that link to request indexing (fetch). Click the Request Indexing link and you're good to go.

This is what the page will look like after you have a successful fetch, all green.




You'll also find the inspection link in the side menu of your search console

Hope this helps

I beleive in you
Leo

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sorethadp Premium
Hi Leo, I am having trouble seeing the same screens you did. When I go to the Google Search Console it wants me to add my url. Once I have done that I get a screen asking me to verify the website by downloading a file and uploading this to my website. I have tried figuring out how to upload the file but am not sure where to go from here and if this is even what I should be doing ...

Many thanks in advance for your help.

Soretha
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leoemery Premium
Because of the recent updates to the console you should have your Google analytics set up first and then you can easily verify your website in the Google search console.

Jay did a webinar about the search console and the set up - it's around teh 20 minute mark of his webinar -
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sorethadp Premium
Thanks Leo, I will have a look.
Regards
Soretha
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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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