Google is the new wave backup for restoring lost articles and comments

I haven’t taken a backup of my blog here for months. Almost 8 months to be exact. I lost all my articles and came to accept that fact. I even lost interest in writing new content on this blog. It’s amazing how demotivating losing written content can be.

After a few days I started getting the rest of my websites back up seeing I had updated backups for all of them. So here I am I have all my websites up but I’m still sad about all the lost content from my SEO and Marketing Blog.

I lost many comments, my readers lost many back links etc… the story keeps getting worse and worse. Now after losing the articles on my blog I all of a sudden had this social obligation to remove any of the article links I submitted to my favorite social networking websites. Now because I’m the owner bog engage I started there first.

Little did I know I was about to get the best news possible. Every single article I had lost was cached by Google’s Spider Bots. I simply copped the content, re published it and fixed the publish date to match my submission date. I still haven’t completed it all and I haven’t even started on the comments. I’m still working on completing them all I think I have about 10 more articles to do but it’s amazing how

I forgot about this amazing resource to find lost data. So if this is a tip or a lesson learned take note. When you lose data and you have no backup don’t’ fear as Google back up is here!

What’s your thoughts? Was this a surprise to you? Would you had thought about using Google’s Cache?

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11 CommentsLeave a Comment

  1. element321 says:

    Thats great. Glad you were able to recover. I bet it took some to get all your posts back.
    .-= element321´s last blog ..How to Add a Facebook Fan Page Box To WordPress =-.

  2. Tek3D says:

    Google cache is my favourite tool. I use the resurrect pages add-on of Firefox to see dead links on the Internet. It’s the combination of many tools like CoralCDN, Google Cache, Yahoo! Cache, Internet Archive, MSN Cache, Gigablast and WebCite.
    .-= Tek3D´s last blog ..Samsung Wave S8500: First Bada-powered Handset =-.

  3. Thomas says:

    HAHA! That is a great way to use the cache feature! Although using it as a backup feature is a little bit of a stretch:)
    .-= Thomas´s last blog ..Good Content = Great SEO =-.

    • bbrian017 says:

      Yes good point Thomas. It’s definitely not something I would be willing to trust on a day to day basis. Fact of the matter is it’s all I had.

  4. Alison Moore Smith says:

    Brian, there are ton of WordPress plugins that automate backup and send you the file by email. Easy!

    As for the cache, I’ve used it a lot. Never to restore a backup, but hey!

    Bears remembering that if you ever, ever publish something on the internet, you can’t take it back. wayback keeps it long after you wish you had kept it to yourself! 😉
    .-= Alison Moore Smith´s last blog ..Start a New Blog in 1 Week =-.

  5. Jeevanjacobjohn says:

    Hi, Brian

    You found another use for Google cache. I used to use cache for playing games in my school (Old times…Not into games anymore due to blogging) I use google cache to find out if google have updated my site.(content wise)

    • bbrian017 says:

      That’s funny I use to be into gaming until I started blogging too. I have to say I get more out of blogging then gaming ever gave me.

  6. chandan says:

    Sometime I think if I lose all of my blogcontent then what I will do for it, so brain this is one good idea for restore our lost content. I will definitely use it if I lost of blog content.
    .-= chandan´s last blog ..Advice and tips on work at home =-.

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    Google is the new wave backup for restoring lost articles and comments…

    I haven’t taken a backup of my blog here for months. Almost 8 months to be exact. I lost all my articles and came to accept that fact. I even lost interest in writing new content on this blog. It’s amazing how demotivating losing written content can be…

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