Most of the time, the Fetch as Google succeeds only partially. There's always some resources that cannot be retrieved. It says the URLs are temporarily unreachable.

I thought it was something to do with my website until I realized that there are resources on Google's server that can't even be reached. For instance:


Besides, there's no problem when accessing my website from a browser.

What could explain this problem with the tool ? I'm worry that could be a negative impact on my SEO if Google Bot is not able to render my page appropriately most of the time.

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    This may be helpful for you : webmasters.stackexchange.com/questions/69659/… Aug 6 '15 at 11:15
  • their own custom search engine also comes up like this. I would be surprised if it affects SEO when the tools are google's own, it probably recognizes what the links are or just has enough of the page fetched to disregard the fonts, which are a display issue and not a content one.
    – Mousey
    Aug 17 '15 at 1:46

We seem to get this question enough now that a good and proper answer should be given specifically to this very simple issue.

When Google has a blocked resource it is generally a 3rd party script/resource or a local script/resource that accesses 3rd party components. You will see there are two images and the image on the right will generally have what you expect. You will want to check this.

This is not to be compared to how Google will render your site when fetching your page normally. It is a bit concerning I agree. It may be that these 3rd party elements are excluded to make the render option faster. Not sure. It would be best if we knew the case absolutely. Remember that the Render portion of Fetch and Render is still relatively new and it was only a few months ago that rendering was a bit buggy even for simpler sites. I rather suspect that while there is code overlap, the two renders are developed separately. The reason is that the Render portion of the Fetch and Render is likely smaller since it is not tied into the index.

You will want to make sure that the resource is consistently available.

If resources are blocked, Google gives you a notice. It is a notice just for that Google web page and not an error on your site. You generally have nothing to worry about or fix. It is just a notice to explain the results of the Google page. As long as your site works for users, you have nothing to worry about.

Admittedly, this should be a lot clearer.

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