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Types and Difference Between Fetch and Render in Google WebMaster?

Types and Difference Between Fetch and Render in Google WebMaster?

Fetch & Render in Google

Fetch & Render in Google

What is Fetch as Google in Search Console?

Users of webmaster tools can see how Google crawls and renders their URLs with the assistance of the “Fetch as Google” tool. Working the same as Googlebot, the tool enables users to check for issues such as blocked resources and to verify that Google is able to render dynamic content correctly to play a role in search results.

“Fetch as Google” is an option available for webmasters to check how a web page will be looking when Googlebot crawls that page. This tool can be effectively used for the following purposes:

  • Troubleshooting webpages to improve the performance in search engine result pages.
  • Submitting pages for indexing whenever the content is changed significantly.
  • Finding out the pages causing issues when a site is hacked by malwares.

Why Google Is Important?

In ranking pages, Google considers non-textual content and visual layout as well as text content. The search engine uses this information to determine quality and value compared against other sites. Fetching as Google allows you to see your site just as Google sees it. By checking that Googlebot can crawl your site, you can ensure that your webpages will appear in organic search results for the correct search terms.

Fetch as Googlebot: The Fetch as Google tool enables you to test how Google crawls an URL on your site.

Fetches a specified URL in your site and displays the HTTP response. Does not request or run any associated resources (such as images or scripts) on the page. This is a relatively quick operation that you can use to check or debug suspected network connectivity or security issues with your site, and see the success or failure of the request.

Fetch and render: Fetches a specified URL in your site, displays the HTTP response and also renders the page according to a specified platform (desktop or smartphone). This operation requests and runs all resources on the page (such as images and scripts). Use this to detect visual differences between how Googlebot sees your page and how a user sees your page.

How Many Fetches & Submissions Can You Do?

So, there actually is a quota on fetches and submissions, but most of us will never exceed it. According to Google, you are limited to 500 fetches per week. (You’ll get a notification that you’re approaching your limit once you have hit 400.)

When it comes to actual submissions to the index, they give you 500 individual URL submissions and 10 submissions where Google will crawl that URL and all of the direct links as well.

Tricks Of The Trade For Fetch As Googlebot

Now that we have covered the basics, Here a you a few ideas on how you can use this tool.

  • Did you update an important page with new optimization and copy? Fetch that page and submit to the index. You will get a fresh, quick crawl and index.
  • Did you launch a new section of your site? Fetch the main page and submit it, along with all the linked pages. It will get that section indexed quicker.
  • Did you launch a new mobile experience (mobile site, responsive design, etc.)? Fetch as the mobile smartphone Googlebot and ensure that Google can access it.
  • Did you add a new robots.txt file? Fetch a page that you might be worried about and make sure both Google and Google mobile can access it. There is also the robots.txt tester tool for this, mind you.
  • Do you have rel=canonical or 301 redirects on certain URLs? Do you have multiple redirects? Want to make sure Google is interpreting them correctly? This is a great tool to test it.
  • Do you have an https version of your site live, but you don’t want it in the index? Set up webmaster tools for that version and test that is its acting correctly with this tool.

Google Webmasters Tools  gives you a facility to check your Website pages that whether it is Fetch or Fetch and render by Google Bot.

How to access Google Fatch using Webmaster Tools

Step – 1 Login to your webmasters tools

Step – 2 Search Console > Select your website

Step – 3 Go to Crawl > Fetch as Google

 Fetch as Google

after fetching you will see this

Google Fetch

Google Fetch

You can also submit the URL to Index in Google Search.


  • Fetch as Google

Fetch as Google checks whether your website’s URL has been accessed by Google bot or not and how HTTP response to it.

  • Fetch And Render

Fetch and Render actually checks how Google bot see your Website’s page on the select device. It can be different from visitor view.

Request fetch status

The fetch history table on the main page shows the last 100 fetch requests. To see details for a completed fetch, click on the corresponding row in the fetch history table. The following request fetch statuses can be displayed:

  • Complete: Google successfully contacted your site and crawled your page, and can get all resources referenced by the page. Click the table row to see more details about the fetch results.
  • Partial: Google got a response from your site and fetched the URL, but could not reach all resources referenced by the page because they were blocked by robots.txt files. If this is a fetch only, do a fetch and render. Examine the rendered page to see if any significant resources were blocked that could prevent Google from properly analyzing the meaning of the page. If significant resources were blocked, unblock the resources on robots.txt files that you own. For resources blocked by robots.txt files that you don’t own, reach out to the resource site owners and ask them to unblock those resources to Googlebot. See the list of resource fetch error descriptions.
  • Redirected: The server responded with a redirect. The Fetch as Google tool does not follow redirects. Although the actual Google crawler follows redirects, the Fetch as Google tool will not. You must follow a redirect manually:
    • If the redirect is to the same property, the tool displays a button that allows to quickly follow the redirect by populating the fetch box with the redirect URL.
    • If the URL redirects to another property that you own, you can click “Follow” to autopopulate the URL box, then copy the URL, switch views to the new site, and then paste the URL into the fetch box.

    You can inspect the HTTP response on the fetch details page to see the redirect details. Locate the HTTP error code to learn more. Redirects can be triggered by the server or by meta tags or JavaScript on the page itself.

  • Specific error type… Any of the resource type fetch errors can also apply to a fetch request for the entire page and can be shown in the status column. For example: Not found or Unreachable.

Fetch as Google tool


 Use Search Console to monitor Google Search results data for your properties.

For more info Visit: Use Fetch as Google for websites

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