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SE::Google::Cache - Checking for page presence in Google's cache

Google Cache

Overview of the scraper

The Google Cache scraper checks for the presence of a page in Google's cache.

Saving results is possible in the form and structure you need, thanks to the built-in powerful templating engine Template Toolkit which allows you to apply additional logic to the results and output data in various formats, including JSON, SQL, and CSV.

Collected data

Collected data
  • Date of page indexing in the cache
  • Date of page indexing in Unix format
  • Presence of the page in the cache
  • Page data without google-toolbar

Use cases

  • Determining the presence of a page in Google's cache
  • Obtaining the date of the last Google snapshot
  • Obtaining the date of the last Google snapshot in Unix format
  • Retrieving the content of a page that is in the cache


As queries, you need to specify the URL of the page, for example:

Examples of output results

Default output

Result format:

$query: $exists - $date\n

Example of a result, which displays the domain, presence in the cache (1 or 0), caching date: 1 -  25 Dec 2020 10:44:05 GMT

Output in a CSV table

Result format:

[% tools.CSVline(query, exists, date, timestamp) %]

Example of a result:,1," 18 Mar 2021 20:05:44 GMT",1616097944

Possible settings

ParameterDefault valueDescription
Use sessionsSaves good sessions which allows to scrape even faster, getting fewer errors
Util::ReCaptcha2 presetdefaultDetermines whether to use Util::ReCaptcha2Util::ReCaptcha2 to bypass reCAPTCHA
Remove toolbarIndicates whether to remove the toolbar from the page