Just where has "Fetch as Google" gone?

You know, that trusty option on Google Search console that let you tell Google you’ve made some changes and you need the page re-crawled? Without it, Google will re-crawl your page, but it’ll take it’s own sweet time to get around to it. It’s an essential tool right? So why is it missing from the new search console?

It hasn't gone, it's changed.

And no, I’m not going to say to go to the “old search console” because at some point that won’t exist. So it’s only temporary workaround, for something there doesn’t even need to be a workaround for! In fact, it’s now even easier!

Step1

Head over to https://search.google.com/search-console and get yourself logged in.

Step 2

See the bar right at the top? That says “inspect any url”? Pop the page you’ve changed in it. I’ve just made some changes to my photography homepage, so let’s do that one.

Step 3

It’ll now inspect your URL, check it’s indexed, and oh, come up with a button to request indexing. Click that, job done!

And that’s how you fetch as google, or request indexing, on the new google search console. Couldn’t be easier!