Google Cache URLs To Be

Mar 25, 2010 • 6:48 am | comments (32) by | Filed Under Google Search Engine Optimization

A WebmasterWorld thread reports that some users are seeing the URL being used for the Cache link in the Google search results. Typically, Google does not use a name based URL for the cache link, such as or the one above. Typically, Google would use an IP address.

But some users are spotting being used instead of the IP address.

If you try going to it will actually load a Google search page. Google is the owner of and currently,'s IP address for me is, which is the same IP I see being used when I click on a cache link in Google.

I have never seen this domain being mentioned before either. I guess it would make things cleaner to use a domain for the cache URL.

Forum discussion at WebmasterWorld.

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