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google cacheGoogle cache is an awesome tool that can prove really handy for various purposes. For example, clicking through Google cache links from within search results pages will highlight your search terms 3 Tools To Highlight Google Search Terms On The Target Page 3 Tools To Highlight Google Search Terms On The Target Page Read More and allow you to easier locate them on the target page.

Besides, Google cache can also be used as a proxy server to bypass office and school firewalls How to Bypass Firewalls & Get Into Blocked Websites in School or at Work With FreeProxy (Windows) How to Bypass Firewalls & Get Into Blocked Websites in School or at Work With FreeProxy (Windows) Read More or access sites which are blocked Access Blocked Websites using Proxy Servers Access Blocked Websites using Proxy Servers Read More in your area, restricted for registered-only users (but visible to search engines), etc. Using Google cache will also allow you to browse your competitors’ sites without leaving any trace of you being there (for that, you will need to use Google’s “Text only” version of the page).

I for one use Google cache on a daily basis and have collected a few useful tools to make the most of it. But before we take a closer look at those tools, let me note the following:

So here you go: how to make the most of Google cache browsing with the following userscripts:

Browse Google Cache

If you start using Google cache, the fist thing you will notice is that it won’t let you stay for long: whenever you click any link, it will bring you outside of the cached page to the actual website. If you plan to use Google cache often, you may want to have an option to stay within it when browsing the whole website.

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If you want to browse the website from within Google cache without ever leaving it, you will need either of the following scripts:

(Note: as I have noted above, some pages may be absent in Google cache which means that sometimes you’ll end up landing on Google’s error messages).

1. Google Cache Continue Redux

This script adds yellow “cache” links next to each page link within Google’s snapshot of the page. Clicking the yellow cache link opens the Google cache version of the page, allowing the user to continue browsing the site through Google’s cache.

Before:

google cache

After:

google cache search

Does it keep the initial search terms highlighted? – Yes!

2. Google Cache Browser

This script (or this identical one) replaces the links on a cached page for Google cache links – this way you can continuously browse the website from within Google cache just like Google Cache Continue Redux but with no formatting used for Google cache links (and also giving you thus fewer options: with it, you can’t easily leave Google cache by clicking off the actual link).

Before:

google cache search

After:

google cache search

Does it keep the initial search terms highlighted? – No

Easily Scan Through The Page Cache

1. Google Cache Highlights Browser

This script makes Google cache keyboard-friendly. It creates two hotkeys (“n” for “next” and “b” for “previous”) that will automatically scroll through highlighted search words on a Google cache page:

search google cache

2. Google Cache Mapper (Text-Only Version)

This script adds a virtual scrollbar to the left of the screen that provides a quick way to find highlighted terms on a Google cached page. Google highlights your search terms using different colors and this script visualizes the matches.

You can hover over any part of the scrollbar to see the search term and its immediate context. You can then click through the different colors in the scrollbar to go to any search term occurrence:

google cache

Do you use Google cache a lot? Please share your tips and tricks!

  1. Anonymous
    January 12, 2011 at 5:03 am

    awesome ...thanks a lot!!!

  2. work from home
    January 5, 2011 at 6:41 am

    Nice script for easily browse and scan..........

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    January 5, 2011 at 1:46 am

    Wonderful.

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