Google has added a new feature to the search results:  a little green arrow beside the URL that has links to the Google Cache, Similar Websites, and if you are logged into your Google account it offers the opportunity to Share the link on Google+

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If you are not familiar with Cache then this will show you the last date and time that Google indexed your site, and show you the text only version of your site the way the Google search engine sees it.

Google Cache

If you are logged into your Google account, the Share link will take you directly to your Google+ share dialogue box:

Share on Google+


Barry Schwartz over at SearchEngineLand has also noticed that the Instant Previews have disappeared

I also saw this last week, and clearly Google is testing new features, if not always commenting on the tests at this point.

2 responses to “Google Cache Similar Share: the new little green arrow”

  1. Dennis Hollingworth says:

    I’ld noticed the old cache symbol had gone; unfortunately, I can’t always see the ‘green arrow’ either!

    • Susan Hallam Susan Hallam says:

      Hi Dennis

      The little green arrow appears sporadically – I assume it is because Google is still piloting/testing the functionality.
      There is no science to back this up, but I scan say that I seem to be seeing it when I’m logged into Google.

      Let me know when you see it!

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