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How to check if a page is cached by google?

 1:22 pm on Dec 22, 2008 (gmt 0)

Can anyone help me?

i want to check my site's page whether it's in google cache or not. And also i have added some content in one of my site's page please tell me how i will check that the new content is added or not.

waiting for your kind response.


Receptional Andy

 1:38 pm on Dec 22, 2008 (gmt 0)

That's an easy one, Pitafi - you can use the following search syntax:


If you see your updated content within the "cached" page then chances are it's being evaluated, although note that the two are concurrent processes rather than part of the same system.

Another method, which may be more reliable, is to do a search like the below:

site:www.example.com/page "unique string of text"

You could use your updated text as the unique string to search for. This will tell you if the text has been indexed by Google.


 1:50 pm on Dec 22, 2008 (gmt 0)

Thanks Andy, for your co-operatoin.

i have one question, that when will google cache the new content that i have added to the page?

thanks again

Receptional Andy

 1:54 pm on Dec 22, 2008 (gmt 0)

It depends onthe spidering schedule for the URL. If Google visits frequently, then you'll changes will be picked up faster. If there are strong links to the page, then that always helps.

Blogs and the like can get updated quickly without string links via RSS/pings.


 2:51 pm on Dec 22, 2008 (gmt 0)

one more thing, if in content i anchor the keyword that will lead to the keyword's landing page, should i include that link in sitemap?


Receptional Andy

 3:01 pm on Dec 22, 2008 (gmt 0)

Do you mean an XML sitemap? I don't really use those myself other than for news sites and the like, so I'm not really the person to ask ;)

If you mean an HTML sitemap, then if it makes sense to include the link, and the words are a good description of the page, then why not? :)


 3:10 pm on Dec 22, 2008 (gmt 0)

thanks, i forget to mention that i was asking for html sitemap. i think that we submit the XML sitemap in google.


 3:38 pm on Dec 22, 2008 (gmt 0)

One point I'd like to make is that Google often indexes a new version of a page a good while before that new version shows up in a cache: query. You'll see new titles and snippets in the regular search results even while the cached version shows the older content - so indexing and cache visibility are two separate steps and they are not necessarily in sync.


 5:05 pm on Dec 22, 2008 (gmt 0)

hello tedster,

if i add desired keyword's content, on the index page, will it be suitable for my site or it will harm my current ranking, please guide me.


 6:42 pm on Dec 22, 2008 (gmt 0)

It can hurt or it can help, depending on many many other factors about your site. Sometimes the only thing you can do is make the change and see what happens.

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