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.

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  • Frank Watson  March 8, 2016 at 6:48 pm

    thanks mate added to browser and using

  • Troy Philis  March 9, 2016 at 8:05 am

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

  • Dan Leibson  March 9, 2016 at 8:42 am

    Great to hear guys, thanks!

  • Joy Hawkins  March 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!

    • Dan Leibson  March 10, 2016 at 8:32 am

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

  • Andy Kuiper  March 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 🙂

  • Pascal Gignac  July 7, 2017 at 3:03 pm

    Really good tool and time-saving! Just tried and work like a charm. With that tool, I can easily see the content of a website and analyze in a breeze. Thanks Dan and Mike!

  • MD Arifur Rahman Tanu  October 10, 2017 at 1:54 am

    Why this is important to check the google text only version? What should be check? What is the standard?

    • Andrew Shotland  October 16, 2017 at 8:03 pm

      You can get a sense of whether or not Google can index the content of a page