How to Fetch With Google

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How to Fetch With Google

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What is Fetch as Google?

How to Fetch in Google Search Console




In this post you will learn How to Fetch With Google, as well as, How to Fetch & Render. You will also learn how to use each to help Google Index your posts faster, so that you can move up in the Rankings and start getting some good Traffic.


Fetch as Google


We all want our content to get Indexed into Google as fast as possible. That’s a given. However, when you click the ‘Publish’ button in WordPress it normally takes Google a few days before they Index your content, especially when your website is new. What if you could manually get Google to Index your content within hours instead of days?  You would jump right on that, right?  Well, I am about to show you how to do just that!


Fetch Your Entire Site


Use Google Search Console to let Google play ‘Fetch‘ with your site.

To ‘Fetch’ your entire site, simply follow these steps:

  1. You will begin by clicking on this Link and accessing your:  Google Search Console.
  2. Click on:  ‘your Domain Link’ in the Property section of the page. This will bring up the Search Console Dashboard. In the Menu (on left), click on:  ‘Crawl’.
  3. When the Menu expands, click on:  ‘Fetch as Google’.
  4. You can choose:  ‘Desktop’ or ‘Mobile Smartphone’. For now, choose:  ‘Desktop’.
  5. You will begin by having Google ‘Fetch’ your entire site, so the window next to your Domain should remain blank.
  6. Then, click on the:  ‘Fetch’ button. Below this button, you will see a list of any and all previous ‘Fetches’, with your current ‘Fetch’ at the top. It will show ‘Pending’ until the ‘Fetch’ has been fully registered.
  7. Once the ‘thinking’ is done, ‘Pending’ will change to:  ‘Complete’ (or possibly, ‘Partial’). Then, you will see a button next to ’Complete’, that says:  ‘Request Indexing’. Click on that button.
  8. Tick the Box that says:  ‘I’m not a robot’.
  9. Tick the Circle next to:  ‘Crawl the URL and Direct Links’. (Crawling the URL and Direct Links is only allowed 10 times per month by Google, so choose this usage wisely).
  10. Click on:  ‘Go’.
  11. Once you have done that, you will see that the button that used to say:  ‘Request Indexing’ has changed to:  ‘Indexing Requested’. This may happen immediately, or it may take several hours to complete.


Resubmit Your Sitemap


Once you have performed a ‘Fetch’ for your entire site, you should wait a few minutes, and then go into your WordPress dashboard, and resubmit your sitemap. You do this as follows:

  1. Hover over:  ‘All-in-One SEO’ and click on:  ‘XML Sitemap‘.
  2. Click on the blue button:  ‘Update Sitemap’.
  3. You can also click on the Link:  ‘view your sitemap’ (just below) to take a look at your sitemap.


Fetch Individual Pages and Posts


You will repeat a similar process every time that you Publish a new page or post or Update an existing page or post, with the following additions and changes:

  1. Complete the first 4 steps as you did for ‘Fetching’ your entire site (above).
  2. Then, for step 5, you need to go into your WordPress dashboard, and open that page or post in the ‘Edit’ mode.
  3. You will see the Permalink for that page or post, just below the ‘Title’.
  4. Click on:  ‘Edit’ next to the Permalink in order to view just the identifier portion of the link. Highlight and Copy that entire portion, and Paste it into the window after your Domain Name in the Search Console.
  5. Then, repeat steps 6 thru 11 as you did before.

You will not do this for the pages that you have chosen:  ‘No Index’ – ‘No Follow’ for, which should only be your:  Affiliate Disclosure and Privacy Policy pages.

You can perform this ‘Fetching’ process up to 500 times per month. Each time that you perform a ‘Fetch’, it will be added to your list below the ‘Fetch’ button. You can not delete these.

Once your site has been well established, and you are getting a lot of regular daily visitors, you will no longer need to perform this process, as Google will be Indexing your posts very quickly, since you have already built up trust with them. This may not happen for 6 – 12 months.

When Fetching solely, Google will not scan through Scripts or Images. In other words, Google will not go through the Imagery of your content as your visitors will see it. In order to obtain a complete result, you should also use the Fetch and Render function, which will enable the Googlebot to run through the complete page or post, including your Images.


I suggest that after you ‘Fetch’ each page and post that you currently have on your site, that you wait 24 hours after using ‘Fetch’, and go back in to your Google Search Console and repeat the process using ‘Fetch and Render’. Then compare the Data. This will give you an idea of the Data that you receive from using each function, and you can decide for yourself, which one to primarily use going forward. You may decide to continue to use both. That’s OK. I recommend waiting 24 hours after using ‘Fetch’ before going back in to use ‘Fetch and Render’.

You should always use one or the other or both, each time you Publish new content or doing any major updating to any old content. It will speed up Google’s Indexing time, which will lead to you Ranking higher, more quickly.


Fetch and Render


You complete the same steps for ‘Fetch and Render’ as you did for ‘Fetch’, with the exception of Step #6, where you will choose the ‘Fetch and Render’ button instead of the ‘Fetch’ button. Everything else is the same.

Regardless of which method that you use, remember the limits that you have in your Google Search Console:

    • Crawl Only This URL – You can do this up to 500 times per month
    • Crawl This URL and its Direct Links – is only allowed 10 times per month by Google


These are combined limits for using both methods, not individual allowances for each.


You will usually use the individual method, since you will be doing this every time you ‘Publish’ a new piece of content, or massively Update an existing piece. If you have not made any major changes, the Data will not change. Only use the entire site method when you have made site-wide changes to your existing content.

To verify that a page or post has been Indexed, in the search window of your Browser, Key in:  site:yourdomain name/page. (You substitute your actual Domain Name and page for:  yourdomain name/page.)


How to Sync Google Analytics with Google Search Console


Google Analytics and Google Search Console might seem like they offer the same information, but there are some key differences between these two Google products.

Google Analytics is more about who is visiting your site—how many visitors you’re getting, how they’re getting to your site, how much time they’re spending on your site, and where your visitors are coming from (geographically-speaking).

Google Search Console, in contrast, is geared more toward more internal information; who is linking to you, if there is malware or other problems on your site, and which Keyword Queries your site is appearing for in search results. Analytics and Search Console also do not treat some information in the exact same ways, so even if you think you’re looking at the same report, you might not be getting the exact same information in both places.

To get the most out of the information provided by Search Console and Google Analytics, you can Sync these Accounts together. Having these two tools Linked will integrate the Data from both sources to provide you with additional reports that you will only be able to access once you’ve done that. So, let’s get started:


Sync Accounts Using Google Search Console


  1. Sign in to your Google Search Console. (Click on this Link to access your:  Google Search Console.
  2. From the Search Console Dashboard, click on the site you’re trying to connect.
  3. Click on:  the ‘gear Icon’ (upper right), then choose:  ‘Google Analytics Property’. This will bring you to a list of Google Analytics Accounts associated with your Google Account.
  4. Choose the desired Google Analytics Account and click on:  ‘Save’.

That’s all it takes to start getting the most out of Search Console and Analytics.


Verify Your Sync Using Google Analytics


Google recommends doing the following to confirm the Sync of your Accounts:

  1. Sign in to your Analytics Account. (See:  Set Up a New Google Analytics Account for sign in help.)
  2. Click on:  ‘Sign In’ (upper right), then click on:  ‘Analytics’ (top).
  3. Click on:  ‘Admin’ (bottom left).
  4. In the ‘PROPERTY’ column, click on:  ‘Property Settings’.
  5. Scroll down to Search Console and click on:  ‘Adjust Search Console’ (you may need to Scroll up). Under a short paragraph, you should see the URL of your website (next to the ‘Edit’ link). This confirms that your Accounts are Synced.
  6. Click on:  ‘Save’.


You have confirmed that your Accounts have been Synced. Keep in mind, this is not a magic bullet. It will not give you details for every Keyword searched. As the paragraph in the Search Console settings says:


“If your property is also a Verified Website in Search Console, and you are the owner, you can associate your Search Console Data here. Google Analytics will then be able to display some of that data in some reports.”


In other words, keep your expectations low, but do this anyway. Over time, the additional information you’ll gain is well worth the few minutes it takes you to Sync your Accounts.


Adding a Sitemap


One thing that will help Google to more quickly and accurately provide the information from your using Fetch or Fetch and Render, is to submit a Sitemap. Sitemaps are Files that give search engines and web crawlers important information about how your site is organized and the type of content that is available there. Sitemaps can help provide details about your site, such as information about Images and Video content, and how often your site is updated.

By submitting your Sitemap to Google Search Console, you are making Google’s job easier, by ensuring that they have the information they need to do their job efficiently. While not mandatory, there is certainly no harm in submitting one; especially if your site is very new and not many other sites are linking to it, if you have a very large website, or if your site has many pages that are not thoroughly linked together.


Submit a Sitemap as follows:

  1. In your Search Console Dashboard, click on the URL for the site you want to submit a Sitemap for.
  2. Click on:  ‘Crawl’ (on left). Under ‘Crawl’, there will be an option marked:  ‘Sitemaps’.
  3. Click on:  ‘Sitemaps’ (from the drop-down menu).
  4. Click on:  ‘Add/Test Sitemap’ (upper right corner).
  5. This will bring up a box with a space to add text to it.
  6. Key in:  ‘system/feeds/sitemap’ in the window next to your URL.
  7. Click on:  ‘Submit Sitemap’. Congratulations, you have now submitted a Sitemap!


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In the next post, I will show you some steps to take before you begin to Analyze the Data that you receive within your Google Search Console.


See my next PostBest Way – Analyze Data – Phase 3 – Step 19.


Thank you,

CJ Dodaro


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CJ Dodaro
I am a semi-retired, 65 year young man who has owned and operated a variety of successful business throughout my life. Starting most from scratch, I have acquired extensive knowledge for what is required for setting up a business properly from the ground up. Since these businesses have been both the brick & mortar type as well as the online variety, I feel qualified to help people in almost any business area that they wish to pursue. I wish to share the information that I have acquired in order to help other aspiring entrepreneurs become successful.

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