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5/27/14
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KGonzo

Fetch and Render: Partial vs Complete

Hello,

I have a few clarification questions about the new Fetch and Render too:

  • What is the difference between "Partial" and "Complete" status? 
    • If something is blocked by robots.txt does that drop the page into the "Partial" bucket? 
  • With the actual rendered image of the URL is it rendering absolutely everything it can, or does it just provide a sample of the page? For example, if I have a page with quite a bit of content the render of the URL cuts off after a certain point.

Any clarifications would be much appreciated!

Regards,
KGonzo
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StevieD_Web
5/28/14
StevieD_Web
I have played with the new fetch feature using a number of different sites



Partial means Google was unable to read/decipher all of the components trying to load because they were blocked by robots.txt (or possibly another cause).

Complete means the entire site loaded without error.

Complete is great.

Partial is not automatically bad as what failed to load may be intentional on the part of the site owner.




As to the follow question, I don't know if there is a limit on the size/amount of data that can be rendered.
Michael  Wechsler
5/28/14
Michael Wechsler
Just to add to Stevie's response, there will likely be a good number of "partial" matches based upon the setup that many have in blocking javascript. Take a read at this new article that just came out:

5/28/14
Original Poster
KGonzo
I read the blog post yesterday, and figured as much regarding Partial, I was just looking for clarification on that. Thanks! Luckily all the "blocked by robots.txt" I've come across have been from 3rd parties (mostly AdSense).

If the rendered page it displays is rendering everything it can though then that is a concern. As I mentioned it seems to cut off the bottom of the page occasionally.
StevieD_Web
5/28/14
StevieD_Web
> As I mentioned it seems to cut off the bottom of the page occasionally.

Then it would appear there is a cut off (limit) on the size of the page.   

Do you have an estimated size (MB) or line count ?
5/29/14
Original Poster
KGonzo
I just came across this answer page: https://support.google.com/webmasters/answer/158587

"The first 200KB of visible (indexable) text on a page. If there is no content, it may indicate that your page is generated entirely from JavaScript or rich media files, not text-based content. You should review this text to make sure that it doesn't include unexpected content, which could indicate that your site has been hacked. (Note: Googlebot may crawl more than the first 200KB of text.)"

It doesn't specifically state if this applies to the rendered image of the page, but considering they are limiting what text is returned it is probably safe to assume they limit the rest as well.
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remozben
11/28/14
remozben
hmm.. that's where I am unsure... I just started having success with traffic.. but I don't know how it will effect the ranking of one page... if the content is gone... you see what I mean ?

so right now, I have lot's of content collected on one page... but what happens, if I split that content ?
Let's say.. right now.. I have about 57 chapters...

what would happen if I split one page into 57 pages ?

you think my ranking would be still the same ?
my traffic ?


 
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