Easily Check the Text-Only Cache of a Page


Those of you that regularly audit websites know there are various things you need to check all the time. This can get a little tedious and time consuming. In order to make this a little easier we built a tool to help speed up one of those processes, looking at the text-only cached version of a web page.

Below is a JavaScript bookmarklet for Chrome. What it does is when you are on a page and hit the bookmarklet, it takes you to a text-only version of that page in Google’s cache. This should save some time and remove some tedium from your SEO audits.

In order to install the bookmarklet simply drag the link below labeled “Text-Only Cache” to your bookmark bar and you are good to go!

Text-Only Cache

Kudos to Mike Duran-Mitchell for taking a few minutes out of his busy link building schedule to write some JavaScript.

Tags: SEO Tools

6 responses so far ↓

  • 1 Frank Watson // Mar 8, 2016 at 6:48 pm

    thanks mate added to browser and using

  • 2 Troy Philis // Mar 9, 2016 at 8:05 am

    Thanks for sharing. Level of pain has been reduced already.

  • 3 Dan Leibson // Mar 9, 2016 at 8:42 am

    Great to hear guys, thanks!

  • 4 Joy Hawkins // Mar 10, 2016 at 8:24 am

    Apparently you read my mind. Colan and I were literally talking about how to do this today. This bookmark is way faster than my other method. Awesome!

  • 5 Dan Leibson // Mar 10, 2016 at 8:32 am

    Thanks Joy. It’s true, I am a notorious mindreader.

  • 6 Andy Kuiper // Mar 10, 2016 at 9:21 am

    Cool little extension – saves going to the serps and checking cache (and cache date) from there – thanks Dan and Mike Duran-Mitchell :-)