Are you trying to open a website URL, but couldn’t able to access it as it’s offline or just been removed? Well, in that case you won’t be able to access any website as it’s offline, but fortunately services like wayback machine and Google cache viewer can help you to view cached page of any website.
Google’s cache service only stores the latest version of a webpage before that website went offline, unlike Wayback machine which stores multiple cache of a website. With Wayback machine, you can even view caches of a website sorted by date and time.
Today’s article will show you how to view cached pages of any website or URL. Alternatively, Wayabck machine is a better service if you are trying to figure out how a popular website used to look in the past, which is not possible with Google’s cache service.
How to View Cached Pages with Google Cache
If you are a Google Chrome user then follow these steps. If not using Chrome browser, skip these steps and follow next set of steps to view cached page of a website.
Step 1: Open Google Chrome on your PC.
Step 2: type in Cache:website URL.
Step 3: You would see a cached version of your entered website URL.
Non- chrome users follow these steps to view cached version of website URL.
Step 1: Open your browser.
Step 2: Type in or Copy paste this URL: http://webcache.googleusercontent.com/search?q=cache:your website URL here.
Replace your website URL here with the website cache you want view.
View Cached pages using Wayback Machine.
Step 1: Visit http://archive.org/web.
Step 2: Enter URL of any website you wish to view caches and click Browser history.
Step 3: Now click on any highlighted dates to view the cached version of a webpage of that specific date.
Google’s cache service is good if you are looking for a recent cache of a website where as Wayabck machine comes in handy if you are looking for a specific date cached entry of a website.