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I have a URL which seems broken. I want to view its cached version if cached by Google/any other web caching site.

  1. In Google advanced search is there any special keyword/search directive that I can use to find the cached version of this site.

  2. Is there any other site which caches web pages and displays back dated versions of them.

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The query cache:url will display Google’s cached version of a web page, instead of the current version of the page. For example, [ ] will show Google’s cached version of the Electronic Frontier Foundation home page.

Note: Do not put a space between cache: and the URL (web address).

However, when I try the web site you referred, Google does not open any cached version. That must be because Google has not been caching that site. However, it brings a cached version if you use instead of

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There is a bookmarklet here - called "GG Text Cache" that can be used to avoid typing out the query each time. Once you've accessed the original URL click on the bookmarklet and it will run the cache:url query with the URL inserted & redirect you to the cached page. –  mvark Feb 1 '14 at 11:28

You can use the internet wayback machine to get different versions of the site's past.

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When you search for the page in Google, normally Google will give a hyperlink under all search results as 'Cached'. clicking that, opens the cached version.

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It doesn't seem to be doing this any more. –  Flimzy Nov 5 '11 at 11:00

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