Google is deleting its links to cache? Fear not, here’s what to do

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Goodbye to the Google cache. Initial rumors date back to the past few weeks, but now the official news is out: Google Search no longer shows links to web pages it has stored and will soon remove the caching feature altogether. It’s a change that marks the end of a feature that has been an integral part of users’ search experience for years and has also often been useful for debugging SEO problems. But don’t worry: there are still alternative ways to view cached copies of web pages, and SEOZoom is involved!

What is the Google cache

The Google cache is a feature that allows users to view an archived version of a web page as it appeared during the Google crawler’s previous visit. These backups, or snapshots, are available through a specific link placed next to the search result URL in classic SERP preview snippets, traditionally available under a small triangle or in a drop-down menu. Clicking on this link opens the version of the page saved the last time Google’s crawler visited it in the browser.

As Google’s crawlers explore and index the web, it regularly creates and updates these archives, thus providing a valuable resource for accessing content that may no longer be available on the original site.

In practice, it was (we have to get used to talking about it in the past tense!) a kind of digital time machine that allowed users to access earlier versions of a web page.

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Google’s cache feature was introduced as early as the first years after its 1998 debut and was one of many innovations that made the difference between Search and other search engines, highlighting Google’s focus on user experience and the quality of its search services.

To be sure, Google’s cache has quickly become a valued tool for both users