Fetch as Google

Fetch as Google
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Fetch as Google was a feature within Google Webmaster Tools that allowed website owners to see how Googlebot was encountering their pages and what the rendered version of their pages looked like.

However, Google retired this in 2018 and released the URL Inspection tool within Google Search Console in its place. To test our pages this way, we can use the “Test Live URL” option and then “View Tested Page.” It is also possible to access this URL inspection tool by clicking the magnifying glass next to URLs in the Google Search Console coverage report.

This is a much-improved version of Fetch as Google since it provides us with details about the search engine’s indexed interpretation of a given page and tests whether a URL might be indexable. We can also get genuinely helpful information from this, such as particulars about structured data, video use, and indexation.

Fetch as Google and the URL Inspection Tool work when Googlebot finds all of the necessary external files, such as images, CSS and JavaScript files, and internal resources, and uses them to render a preview image that shows Googlebot’s view of the page within GSC.

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