Google has stopped showing cached versions of websites in search results – IT Pro – News

Google has stopped showing cached versions of websites in search results – IT Pro – News
Google has stopped showing cached versions of websites in search results – IT Pro – News
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Google has removed links to page caches from its search results. It was always possible to go to older indexed versions of a site via the cache link, but Google no longer considers that option relevant.

Google employee https://twitter.com/searchliaison/status/1753156161509916873 that the cache functionality is no longer visible in the search results. Users could always click through to more information about a page in the search results and find the cache of a page there. That was the page as Google indexed it, which could sometimes show different information, for example if a page had been recently updated.

Sullivan says that according to Google, the feature was no longer relevant. The cache function was introduced years ago, mainly as an alternative to visiting a website if the original website would not load due to, for example, a poor connection. “Today, things have improved a lot. That’s why Google has decided to stop the feature,” he says.

Google started slowly removing it a few months ago. Some users already noticed this at the beginning of December last year. Google refers to using the Google Search Console for users who want to see a cached version of a site. There are also many alternatives for viewing old web pages, such as the Wayback Machine.


The article is in Dutch

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