What are cached pages?

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What are cached pages?

What does it mean when a page is cached?


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Google takes a snapshot of each page it examines and caches (stores) that version as a back-up. The cached version is what Google uses to judge if a page is a good match for your query.

Practically every search result includes a Cached link. Clicking on that link takes you to the Google cached version of that web page, instead of the current version of the page. This is useful if the original page is unavailable because of:

Internet congestion
A down, overloaded, or just slow website
The ownerâ??s recently removing the page from the Web
Sometimes you can access the cached version from a site that otherwise require registration or a subscription.

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cached pages are just a snapshot of the original page!

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I have experienced seeing cached pages when the internet access in our office was crawling that it will be off for a few seconds and up again. When I was searching for something I have noticed a note that I was seeing a cached page to mean it is a page of the link that I had clicked that was stored by Google since I couldn’t access the actual link due to lack of internet access.

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