You need to first select Fetch option under the Crawl tools and then you need to enter the URL of the site that you want to check. If you want to test the homepage then you need to leave the field blank. Press Fetch and Render button so that the Googlebot will begin to crawl your website. Once the crawling is complete you can press the Submit to index button to see the detailed results of the indexing.
Previously Google used to advise webmasters to check their content on text only browsers like Lynx but now with this new update you will have to check the content on regular browsers to see to it that the site is optimized keeping the new Google update in mind.
Google offers the following advice for optimal indexing of your website.
- Be sure to use only the most popular technologies on your website that support the maximum number of browsers.
- Speed is an important factor for the Google indexing hence avoid all roadblocks to swift indexing like large downloads, et al.
Let us know how this new Update from Google will affect your SEO efforts, going forward.