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Where Did Cached Pages Go On Google?

Updated on March 27, 2014

So you're looking for the cached version of a page on Google and it seems to have disappeared and you're hoping that Google haven't removed it from their search engine results.

The Cached page is particularly useful because, not only does Google show you how your page looks in the cache, it also tells you exactly the date that the page was updated in the cache (and whether your changes are reflected in the Google index yet.)

The previous way to access google cache and instant preview before changes made in April 2013.
The previous way to access google cache and instant preview before changes made in April 2013. | Source

The new way to view a cached page:

  1. Search for the website / webpage on Google
  2. In the organic search results look for a small menu triangle. It's underneath the title and immediately to the right of the URL (see illustration)
  3. Select the menu triangle and you'll be presented with the options of Cached, Similar and you'll also have the option of "Share" if you're logged into your Google+ account.
  4. Click on "Cached"

At the top of the page information is also provided about the last date Google updated this page in their cache and also a link to view the text only version of the page.

Here's an illustration on Where to Find the Google Cache Now

Well it's good news - it's still there, but there seems to be a bit of a reshuffle going on which I presume is to make way for more improvements to the Knowledge Graph and the anticipated latest changes to Google's Algorithm.

What is the Knowledge Graph?

Put simply, the Google Knowledge Graph is the future of google's results pages. In the past Google have focused on providing the answers to your questions by showing you a list of websites which might answer your question. It was then up to you to browse through the results and find the information.

Google Knowledge Graph endeavours to display not only your usual search results, but potentially also further information on the top right hand side of the page. So, for example if you were to search for your favourite actor, then you would most likely find the actors official page in the search results on the left and a knowledge graph about him on the right. Have a look at the below photo for an illustration of this:

I do hope you've found that useful. Have a browse through my other articles about Google such as how to deal with stolen article content, google authorship and How to Recover from Panda and Penguin penalties.

Do leave a comment below if you have a question or opinion - I love to get feedback.

by Rachel Roodhardt

© 2013 Rachel Roodhardt

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      4 years ago

      Thanks a lot! They keep moving that damn thing to more obscure places.

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      RaX 4 years ago

      Awesome. Thanks!

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      dix 4 years ago

      Thanx

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      baco 3 years ago

      thankyou thanks a lot.....Its like they are having a laugh making us play hunt the cached page menu every now & again! sadists!!! lol

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