In one of the lessons of the Online Entrepreneur Certification I do remember Kyle briefly touching on the Fetch and Render function of Google Search Console, but I never gave it much importance (nor did I remember applying it to my posts) until @AussieJeff reminded me in one of his messages. So, all the credit to Jeff for this training!!

With this tutorial, I am going to attempt to clarify what Fetch and Rendering functions are in Google Search Console (I still prefer the old name Google Tool Webmaster, but what do you want to do about it!!) and why we should fetch and render our pages and posts regularly.

As I tried to understand what fetching and rendering content entailed, my biggest obstacle was to come to term with the techie language. The more experts and experience of you I hope will forgive my rather simplistic explanations.




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Pernilla Premium
Giulia, your tutorial truly enlightened me.
Thank you so much for giving me the tip to check it out.

For only about a month ago I watched a webinar by Jay about how to do SEO in seven steps. There I learned how important it is to fetch on Google, always immediately after having published the post. All this time on WA and I have missed out on this important knowledge. I haven't finished the certificate course yet!!! Mainly because I am hesitating about Adsense and Social Media. Anyhow, Jay, didn't say anything about rendering in that webinar.

Giulia, did I understand you right that whenever I make some changes on an older post, I must fetch and render on Google Search Console?

:-) Pernilla
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GiuliaB Premium
I do so just to be on the safe side, Pernilla - I fetch my articles, but if I make changes, I then fetch it again.

And yes, don't ask me about the rendering part of the business. I did do some research on WA as to why rendering is not required, but I am not sure I understood the concept.

I am glad I was of help. Jay is right, we should fetch before starting circulating our articles on social media.

I know your reservations about social media. And you know how I approach social media with caution: never reveal personal information which you don't want others to know. Think ahead, is my motto.

With the certification, I had to break so many barriers. Then I went through the Bootcamp (which I have nearly finished, but now I can never find the time to go through that very last bit), and I was asked to start doing videos. Can you imagine??? That was unthinkable by my standards of self-consciousness!!!

And yet, yes, I am posting videos of my Indy, and small training on my YouTube account. This WA has noooo limits as far as I am concerned :)
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Pernilla Premium
Thank you for your awesome helpful reply, Giulia!

"Think ahead" is a great motto!

I am working on overcoming my anxioiusness about social media now having started with Facebook. Your advice being cautious and think ahead, I'm going to follow.

I have big difficulties in imagining myself doing Live videos. I can rather imagine myself doing videos with pictures and text. Big challenges for big success - must work on my self-confidence too.

:-)
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Hollshope Premium
Good explanation - thanks!
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GiuliaB Premium
You are welcome :)
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adams7 Premium
Thanks for the info - I think I should be using the fetch and render function on my new pages instead of just the fetch function. Thanks for the information.
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GiuliaB Premium
I'm glad I could be of help.
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miamibeach7 Premium
Thanks! Very HELPFUL indeed!!
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GiuliaB Premium
Glad I couldn't be of help :)
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LShimasaki Premium
Hmmmm. I could not find the fetch option anywhere in my google analytics. I read the tutorial and looked under search console but could not find this option.
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GiuliaB Premium
If you go under Crawl, the option should be there. Give me a shout, or DM me, so I walk you though the process step by step.
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Magieken Premium
In your Google search console click on the website URL you want Google to fetch and that will take you to the actual search console. In the menu on the left click on crawl and in the drop-down menu click on fetch as google and when it opens put just the last part of your URL which is actually your post title into the search bar. On the right hand side of the search bar you wil see two red buttons, Fetch and Fetch and Render, click on it and you are done.
Hope this helps. Let me know if you have a problem.
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LShimasaki Premium
Thanks. I found the crawl option after going to webmaster tools search console. Not in analytics search console.
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Magieken Premium
That's great. Webmaster tools is now called Google Search Console. Analytics is just called Google Analytics. Glad you were able to sort it all out.
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wozzy Premium
I guess the reason or one of the main reason for us not selecting the "fetch and render" option was maybe down to speed.
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GiuliaB Premium
Yep, I agree, it could be the reason :)
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SantaFez Premium
Thanks Giulia for this easy to understand training - much appreciated and....need I say...needed!! =)
SF
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GiuliaB Premium
It helped me to find out and I thought of helping others who might have got equally stranded :)
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judebanks Premium
Well done. Clear and easy to follow. Thanks! ~Jude
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GiuliaB Premium
I'm glad you found it helpful, Jude, thank you.
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dgurtner Premium
Thanks for this training! i never knew about this!
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GiuliaB Premium
Oh good, I hope it helps you rank your posts more quickly :)
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Muule Premium
Thanks very much, Giulia!
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GiuliaB Premium
You are welcome :)
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Athanasia Premium
Thank you Giulia :)
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GiuliaB Premium
You are most welcome lovely :)
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SadieChan Premium
Thanks Giulia for your training.
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GiuliaB Premium
Sadie, you are welcome.
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celiacman Premium
Thank You

Interesting information we all can use

Jeff
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GiuliaB Premium
Thanks Jeffrey, I am glad you found it useful :)
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jtaienao Premium
Thank you for sharing this tutorial with us Giulia.
Jerome
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GiuliaB Premium
You are welcome Jerome :)
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drcmaint Premium
OK, this is good. Thanks for this.
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GiuliaB Premium
You are welcome my friend :)
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jetrbby80316 Premium
Thank you for this training, Giulia. I am bookmarking this as this is not clear to me!
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GiuliaB Premium
Let me know if you need any help. And do check out Robert's training on how to fetch, as it's really easy to follow, and to execute :)
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jetrbby80316 Premium
Thank you, G.
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joekeriii Premium
Thanks for the very clear and well written explanation.
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GiuliaB Premium
Wow, thank you!
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albert22 Premium
Thanks for sharing this tutorial.
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GiuliaB Premium
Albert, you are welcome. As I struggled with the concept for a long time, as I started getting to understand a little better, I just wanted to share :)
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GautamWorld Premium
Thank you for sharing. :)
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GiuliaB Premium
You are most welcome Gautam :)
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TitaWorks Premium
Simple works for me...thanks, Giulia!
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GiuliaB Premium
I'm glad you see it my way :)
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Magieken Premium
Thanks for this. I never understood what rendering meant before. I do have one question. Doesnt our search map alrrt google to new content or should we still notify google maually? Margaret
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GiuliaB Premium
I think it's a yes to both options Margaret. My understanding is that the search map does alert to new content to index, but the fetching (and rendering) prompts Googlebot to crawl for errors to enable easier indexing :)
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Magieken Premium
OK. Thanks Guilia, that makes sense
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5-qpq Premium
Oh, oh, I'm worried already, lol! Becky :)
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GiuliaB Premium
Becky, serious, don't worry. It's just one more step to follow after you have published new content. Very easy to implement with Robert's training. And absolutely nothing to worry about :)
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5-qpq Premium
I'll take your word for it!

Aside from all that good stuff, (fingers crossed,) :))) how are things going with you?

Becky
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GiuliaB Premium
Not too bad Becky. I'm on sleeping tablets now, prescribed by my GP, and I can finally sleep - yay!!! It's been a gods send, as for the first week in years I have rediscovered I have energy during the day to use for work...and for WA and my websites of course #lol
How about you young Rebecca, how are you faring??
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5-qpq Premium
I'm like Picasso, lol! Chiseling away and creating a masterpiece to be proud of. :)

I'm happy you are sleeping better, now back to work it is.

One chisel at a time!

Becky :)
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GiuliaB Premium
Yep, absolutely :)
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Sorayacge Premium
Thanks so much...I've just been fetching - had no idea rendering was important :( Can I go and fetch + render the old posts that have already been fetched to make up for this error?
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GiuliaB Premium
I think you can, Soraya. Not only that, but you can fetch or fetch and render again old posts that you may or not have changed.
In passing though, as I try to fetch and render, I keep getting a partial reading - it keeps telling me it's something to do with the coding, which is well beyond my knowledge.
Some say fetching should be enough, others swear you should go for the double function.
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Sorayacge Premium
Thanks so much Giulia, that's great to know.
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GrahamHod Premium
Thanks this useful training
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GiuliaB Premium
You are welcome Graham.
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Chrissies Premium
Many thanks Giulia :)
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GiuliaB Premium
Chrissie, you are welcome darling :)
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Chrissies Premium
Bless you Giulia :)
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