No More "Fetch As Google"

Last Update: February 28, 2019

As of 28th March, the Fetch As Google tool will be gone. The new tool Search Console refers you to doesn't seem to have any fetch capabilities or index requesting.

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Mick18 Premium
Thanks for the heads up.
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Twack Premium
Thanks for the heads up,appreciate ti.
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phil1944 Premium
In GSC, you select URL inspection and enter the URL.

If Google doesn't find it, you are invited to submit it for indexing.

You are then informed that it's been added to a priority queue.
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sherlock77 Premium
It doesn't do that when I submit a URL. It just says it can't find it and to try again later.
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phil1944 Premium
That's strange. I use it all the time. As soon as I write a post, I submit it for indexing to both Google and Bing. I did one this morning and it was on page 1 position 3 of Bing within a couple of hours. Still no appearance on Google though.

I'll see if I can dummy one up and send you a screen shot.

OK I've done that. See attached. All I have to do from there is click on Request Indexing.
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MichalB Premium
That happens to me as well. But I always try later - sometimes several times and it eventually works out at the end.
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sherlock77 Premium
Thanks for posting those screenshots. Mine doesn't come up with that screen, just an error.
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bigrog44 Premium
Thanks for sharing, Darren.
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apache1 Premium
The URL Inspection tool takes over from the Fetch As Google Personally I don't like this new change or the looks of it
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sherlock77 Premium
It just inspects the status of an already indexed URL. It doesn't allow you to request indexing.
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apache1 Premium
Yes it does it will tell you if you would like the url to request indexing after it has inspected it

This might help
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RDulloo Premium
Yea i started using it. Don't like it much but we have to work with what we've got.
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apache1 Premium
Unfortunately, we do I don't like the look nor the way it is set out I still prefer the older version and at the moment i don't' feel it is as user-friendly as before.
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sherlock77 Premium
I can't see that option anywhere. It just has a search box to inspect a URL and that's all there is on my screen. The rest of the screen is greyed out.
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MikaelM Premium
After you have inspected the url you will have the chance to request indexing. So it is still possible it just looks different
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GeoffGS Premium
I like it better. It's way easier to use and seems faster. It doesn't have the anti-spam step either.
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sherlock77 Premium
Mine just keeps saying "something went wrong. Try again in a few hours"
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apache1 Premium
I have had that too many times other times it works still I don't like the new version to me Google has let itself down with this change.The old version was so much better and you could do more.
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