Last year I wrote about Google’s text-only cache which lets you see what Googlebot sees. This fits in well with Blind Five Year Old philosophy since Google doesn’t care if your site is pretty. I know, it’s not a perfect analogy because Google would need to read the text but … think of it as braille for Googlebot.
I still recommend the technique but wanted to pass along a better way to access Google’s text-only cache.
Google Text-Only Cache Bookmarklet
A bookmarklet is a bookmark that delivers one-click functionality to a browser or web page. You’re probably using a few already (bit.ly anyone?). Following is a bookmarklet that shows the Google text-only cache of any page.
Simply drag the link above to your bookmark bar to have one-click access to Google’s text-only cache of the page you’re on. This bookmarklet comes from SEOmoz, where they’ve compiled a list of 30 SEO bookmarklets along with instructions on how to create your own.
Create Your Own Bookmarklet
Creating your own bookmarklet really is easy. Here’s one I created that gives you one-click access to SEM Rush.
So grab or create SEO bookmarklets so you’re spending less time navigating and more time analyzing.