Cached links show you what a webpage looked like the last time Google visited it.
About Cached Links
Google crawls the web and takes snapshots of each page as a backup just in case the current page is not available. These pages then become part of Google’s "cache." If you click on a link that says Cached, you’ll see the previous version of the site that we have stored.
If the website you're trying to visit is slow or not responding, you can try looking at the cached link instead.
How to get to a cached link
- On your computer, do a Google search for the page you want to find.
- Click the down arrow to the right of the site's URL .
- Click Cached.
- Once you're on the cached page, click the current page link to get back to the live page.
Tip: If there's a cached page that you need removed from Google Search results, learn how to remove old or deleted information from Google.
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