Check how Google sees your web page
Three modes of your cached page
- Full cached version
- Text-only version
- Page source code
Make sure your site is visible to Google
By using our free online Google cache viewer, you’ll learn in an instant if a page is stored in Google’s cache. Just enter the URL of the page you want to check, and then click “Check” to see the results.
By checking one of the radio buttons, you'll be able to view the cached copy of your web page in one of the three available modes. With our Googlebot test tool, you can see the full version of the page, the text-only version of that page without any graphics, and the source code of the cached page.
There are a number of ways you can view a page’s cache.
For example, you can run a search on Google, click the three-dot menu next to a result to open the About this result pop-up page. Click the Cached button within the pop-up to view a cached version of the website.
You can use a search modifier. Type cache: into the address bar adding the page URL without leaving a space. cache:mywebsite.com
Many reasons could point to your website’s pages not being cached. For example, you have just published a page, or your website is brand new and a search bot has not yet scanned it, you have noindex/nofollow meta tags added to the page code or used other ways to block a search bot from accessing your web page. In addition, your pages may contain thin content or are generally of poor quality, your page code is too complex or contains critical errors, your website is often down for a long time, etc.
With the help of cache, which is a type of temporary memory that works in the background, internet surfers can quickly access frequently used data without having to reload that data every time it’s accessed.
In turn, Google's cache contains a snapshot of a website’s pages that can be easily accessed by both servers and clients. As Google is crawling the web looking for new pages to index so that it can serve relevant results to search queries, it creates copies of such pages. The vast majority of cache snapshots are taken between 1 and 4 weeks apart.
There are several uses for Google cache searches. For example, you may want to check when the last time Google had saved a page copy and generally how the search giant sees a page, whether Google sees some of the important page elements (like links), how yours or your competitors’ page looked before the changes, and so on.
You can take advantage of Google’s cache, since it provides information on how Google sees your pages. This allows you to address your SEO performance.
For example, you can find out when Google last crawled your page to understand when it will notice the changes you recently made. Also, if you accidentally made a critical change (like deleting the page), you have some time to undo this as Google will store the older page version for some time.