I stupidly let a web hosting account expire without backing up and transferring my site to my new server. I'm talking to the host to try to get access to my data (fingers crossed), but in case that does not work out: Is there a way to efficiently harvest Google's entire cache of a specific domain? Something else I should consider? I would like to act fast on this, and I don't have any programming/tech-fu skills.
posted by croutonsupafreak
on Mar 18, 2013 -
Had a plan to scrape a website, but now it's down indefinitely. Google has the site cached, but this makes things kind of complicated. Newbie questions about scraping websites and using the Google cache inside. [more inside]
posted by hot soup
on May 18, 2012 -
I did a Google search and came up with a link to a Craigslist posting, but the post is expired. Obviously, Google has the text of this because it shows me snippets of it in the search result list, but there is no "Cached" link for me to see it. How can I get this info out of Google or Craigslist? Or, alternatively, is there a website that has cached versions of Craigslist posts? The post in question is ten days old.
posted by MrZero
on Aug 28, 2008 -
How can I recover my deleted Froogle list? I once had a lengthy (20-30 items?) shopping list on Froogle, here
. I pointed people to this list as recently as December and it was full then. It now appears the entire list is gone. The items for myself aren't that important (if I can't remember I want it, maybe I don't really need it), but I used the list to keep track of gift ideas for others, and I'd really like to recover those. I've searched for an older cache on the Wayback Machine, Google, and Yahoo, with no luck. And I can't find any means of contacting Google for help.
posted by scottreynen
on Feb 15, 2007 -
How does Google collect content that is subscription-only? I've found that I can often read the cached html versions of pdf files from subscription-only sites even when I can't get the pdf itself. How do they do that?
posted by shoos
on Dec 30, 2005 -
How do I delete the Google Desktop cache? I can't find it anywhere!
posted by johnnydark
on Feb 15, 2005 -
Why does Google, which purportedly have a mondo cache of everything, "lose" search results over time? That is, if I search on something today that I last searched on a year ago, my results don't include all of last year's results. I understand that there's a complicated ranking algorithm, but that doesn't explain why some results go missing altogether.
posted by blueshammer
on Mar 5, 2004 -