What Does Partial Status Mean When Google Fetches and Renders?

I spend a lot of time in Google Search Console, the old Google Webmaster Tools, and tonight I saw something that is uncommon. When going to the “Fetch as Google” tab and submitted a URL the status gave me a check mark with the word “partial”. Most time when I fetch and render a URL it status complete. After looking deeper into this I noticed that the websites that run more smoothly and have a stronger web presence are the ones that receive the complete status. The newer or less powerful websites are sometimes given the partial status. Here is what it looks like:


After submitting the URLs to the index they were crawled, indexed and ranked in Google Search so I am not sure why the status is still partial. I would hope they all turn into complete at one point but it looks like they remain “partial” for a few days. If you want to know how to get an article crawled and indexed in Google instantly click the link.

I will continue to monitor this and let you know what happens after some time. The good news is, from an SEO and search ranking standpoint, the articles I published on the WordPress websites are ranking very well in search. In fact, three of the four that I submitted to the index are now on the front page of Google for some competitive keywords.

If you would like to know more about ranking on the front page of Google search please feel free to reach out to me at jwojdylo@gmail.com. I have several monthly SEO and content packages that should help you get more business from your website. If you are struggling with Google Search Console or Google Webmaster Tools I can offer consulting on this very important tool.

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Stephen Niewenhuis

For what it’s worth, this post was first on the SERP. However, I too am getting this “partial status” and would like to know its effects on search ranking and website health.


Mark Driver

Hi! I am having same issue on stocktextalerts.com. Have you found a fix yet? Please let us know. Thank you!