If Google search results is displaying an old result for your website, it's likely Google needs to re-crawl and index your website. The Fetch as Googlebot tool will allow you to see your webpage as Google sees it. The Fetch as Googlebot tool can be benficial if your website has been hacked as well. If you search for your website in Google, and you see results for a hacked page or frequently spammed terms. Once your website is verified in WebMaster Tools, you can use Fetch as Googlebot to understand what Google sees on your website. Because the source code of your website may appear normal, this hack may be difficult without Fetch as Googlebot.

You must have a WebMaster Tools account and your site must be verified with Google. Please see our article on WebMaster Tools for more information.

  1. Log into Google Webmaster Tools
  2. Click on the website you want to work with
  3. Go to Diagnostics
  4. Click on "Fetch as GoogleBot"
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  6. In the text field, type the path to the page you want to check
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  8. From the Dropdown list, select the type of fetch you'd like to perform. If you want to see what the GoogleBot sees select "Web". If you want to see what Googlebot-Mobile sees, select "Mobile XHTML/WML"
  9. Click "Fetch"
  10. You can use this tool to fetch up to 500 URLs a week. If Googlebot can successfully fetch your webpage, you can submit that webpage to the Google index. To do this, click "Submit to Google Index". Fetch as Googlebot does not follow redirects.

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2013-10-24 11:33 pm
Fetch remaining is showing around 500 and the number is decreasing with every fetching done, what does it mean?
Staff
10,345 Points
2013-10-25 9:58 am
Hello mdnasir,

When you "Submit URLs to Google with Fetch as Googlebot," they "limit the number of requests possible ... per day ," as per their official blog.

This means it will fetch for example 50 requests per day, until the 500 are complete.

If you have any further questions, feel free to post them below.
Thank you,

-John-Paul
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2014-03-02 4:51 pm

google is not indexing me quickly.

 

http://opakistanidramas.com/ what can i do.?

Staff
9,479 Points
2014-03-03 11:36 am
Unfortunately, the only people that can control Google's index is Google. I do, however, see that your site is indeed within Google's index:

https://www.google.com/search?q=site%3Aopakistanidramas.com
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2014-06-16 9:18 pm

when i do the google fetch an render it is showing ! redirected ? Also when i am looking at the index chart it is showing about the first of the month till now no idexing?

http://foxdocks.net

Staff
10,345 Points
2014-06-17 10:22 am
Hello Brooke,

Thank you for contacting us today. If you are finding that your site is not indexed, you can request that Google reconsiders crawling my site.

Also, make sure your robots.txt file is not blocking google from your site.

If you have any further questions, feel free to post them below.
Thank you,

-John-Paul
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2014-07-01 5:23 am

Hi,

WHen I click Fetch it says "redirected" in status.

Also under the heading "Google index > Index Stat >" It shows 0(zero) as total indexed.

 

Shat am I doing wrong ??

 

- Mayank

Staff
9,479 Points
2014-07-01 9:10 am
This means that the page your are trying to get redirects to another page. Many content management systems have redirects in place to keep things consistent so if you are entering in www.example.com, it may redirect to example.com and vice versa.
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2014-07-19 4:38 am

Is it a bad thing if the CMS redirects the pages? I have a list of Google crawl requests and each one has a 301 redirect due to Wordpress. I don't know if this will affect my indexing or not.

Staff
10,345 Points
2014-07-21 9:17 am
Hello R,

It should not be a bad thing to use redirects. In fact Google recommends using 301 redirects, to set a preferred URL.

We have an awesome guide on setting up 301 redirects, if you need assistance.

If you have any further questions, feel free to post them below.
Thank you,

-John-Paul
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2014-08-02 10:24 am

hi, my personal website is cms based i developed using codeigniter. when we type the website name (i.e) www.websitesdevelopments.com , i had set the redirect to www.websitesdevelopments.com/home just to make it look a bit more meaninful/fancy? And i had submitted proper sitemap.xml file to webmaster tool also.

But google indexed every page except the home page www.websitesdevelopments.com/home .can this problem be solved using "Fetch as Google Bot"?

 

Thank You

 

Staff
9,479 Points
2014-08-04 10:18 am
It can help, but keep in mind that it can take some time for Google to update their index. Unfortunately, not too much can be done except to wait for Google to update their index of your site.
n/a Points
2014-08-04 5:01 am

Fetch and Render has a bug. It shows redirect where a redirect doesn't exist! It seems best to just fetch the source code and check that.

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2014-09-04 10:44 am

Hi, I'm using standart hosting on my website.

www.heritagelocksmith.com

and installed a woocommerce store on directory

www.heritagelocksmith.com/blog

How to fetch the code to look like it is one website for google?

 

Thanks ahead, Amir.

Staff
9,479 Points
2014-09-04 11:06 am
I'm not sure what you're referring to. Everything is already considered a single site in the eyes of search engine bots as they share a domain and link to one another.
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2014-11-01 7:00 am

Hi

When i fetch 300 urls in google webmaster tool, why is it only showing 100 fetched URLS?

Could you let me know.

 

Thanks

Sneh

Staff
17,855 Points
2014-11-03 12:11 pm
Hello Sneh,

Thanks for the question. I'm not sure where you are looking in the tool, but it may be that you're only showing so many of the results on the page. Also, when I went looking through Google's documentation, I found this statement:

Q: I know I have [one / several / dozens of ] links that Webmaster Tools isn't showing. What gives?
A: Although the link reports in Webmaster Tools are more comprehensive than doing a [link:example.com] query in Google search, they may not include 100% of all links that you know about. This is normal and should not be cause for alarm. Webmaster Tools does not always show 100% of the links that Google knows about, so just because a particular link doesn't appear in Webmaster Tools doesn't mean that Google doesn't know about that link, or that your site isn't "getting credit" for that link.

(from WebMaster Tools FAQ.

You may need to inquire with Google for a more exact answer, but it does appear to be normal behavior in WebMaster tools.

Regards,
Arnel C.

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