Google Fetch – Have you ever wondered how websites are updated on google? Suppose you have an old site of yours that needs to be adjusted with the quality of images it has or you want to add some new content to it.
After doing all the adjustments and coding your site is ready to get online but wait how do you do that? How do upload a website with the same URL? This is where Google Fetch plays its part.
Fetch as Google creating a new version of Search Console that will eventually replace the old product. Google Fetch is a feature of Webmaster Tools. Google Fetch allows you to input your URL, and submit it to Google index for a new crawl. Google index? New Crawl? Don’t worry they are simple terms.
According to Google:
Index:- Google stores all web pages that it knows about in its index. The index entry for each page describes the content and location (URL) of that page. To index is when Google fetches a page, reads it and adds it to the index.
Crawl:- The process of looking for new or updated web pages. Google discovers URLs by following links, by reading sitemaps, and by many other means. Google crawls the web, looking for new pages, then indexes them (when appropriate).
Let us take a look at how to use Google Fetch:
Step 1.) On the Webmaster Tools home page, select your site.
Step 2.) In the left-hand navigation, click Crawl and then select Fetch as Google.
Step 3.) In the textbox, enter the path component of a URL on your site that you want Googlebot to retrieve.
Step 4.) In the textbox, enter the path component of a URL on your site that you want Googlebot to retrieve.
It takes Google four days to four weeks for a brand new website to be crawled and indexed by Google. This range, however, is fairly broad and has been challenged by those who claim to have indexed sites in less than 4 days.
All of the indexing processes are handled by GoogleBot which is nothing but Google Crawler. Googlebot has an affinity for new sites, changes to existing sites, and dead links. Google Crawler has a real-time limitation of hardware speed and physical space of the server.
So this is how you update a website over Google the site you see now has been updated days ago it just takes Google time index that site.