Alternative to Google’s cache function: what to do?

The end of the Google cache era: an alternative for SEOs in sight

The removal of direct access to Google’s cache feature appears imminent, leaving users wondering what alternative will be available for this popular SEO feature. Despite the disappearance of the menu option, the cache remains accessible via the “cache:” search operator.

A recent update to Google’s official documentation clarifies the use of the “cache:” operator, while removing references to direct access via search results. This suggests that the “cache:” search operator may also disappear in the future.

Uncertainty about the future of this feature raises questions about the alternatives available to SEO professionals who rely on caching to check indexing and updates of competing pages. A suggestion from Google to add a link to the Internet Archive in search results could offer a new perspective for tracking the evolution of web pages over time.

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