Google Cache

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Peter recently fell foul of some Blogger shenanigans and managed to lose a post that had already been published. Seems to be happening to quite a few people, so I thought I’d post the “secret” I used to help him out in the hope that someone else finds it useful.

Now this is very time dependent so may not always work and you most certainly shouldn’t rely on this method of recovering posts so, with that caveat in place, I’ll reveal the simple sorcery I used.

Basically it’s called Google Cache. Every time the Google “bots” find a post not only do they index it for use by the search engine, they also create a ‘temporary copy’ of your page… OK, technically this isn’t true but you really don’t need to know HOW they do it, just that they do it.

So, run a search on Google and look out for those ‘cached’ links (usually under the description of the main search result). Et voila. If you are lucky you can recover any lost posts.

Remember, this will only work within a short timescale. Once your site is re-visited by the Google bots, the cache will be updated.