Google: Fetch & Render Preview Not Used In Search

Sep 22, 2017 • 8:28 am | comments (4) by twitter Google+ | Filed Under Google Search Engine Optimization
 

If you thought Google uses the preview you see in the fetch and render for search purposes, you would be wrong. Google's John Mueller said on Twitter that the fetch and render preview image is just for you to see what Google sees but it is not used for search.

Here is the tweet:

Google did say in the past that the fetch and render is way better than looking at the cached version in Google. But then again, here is John saying it isn't used in search.

We are still awaiting an update where Google improves the fetch and render tool for more sites.

Forum discussion at Twitter.

This post was scheduled to go live today but was written earlier - I am currently offline today.

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