If you’re a professional blogger and work day and night to write quality blog posts, there may be a time in your blogging journey when you suddenly lost or accidentally deleted your blog post and this is the time when you feel very sad because it takes a lot of hard-work and many hours of continuous working on a PC to write SEO friendly blog post. A search engine friendly blog posts should have unique high search volume keywords & high paying keywords covering complete details with about 1000 words or more. Well for me, it takes a whole day to write a quality article, this is because my English is not too good and I will never suppose to lost my whole day work. But in-case any of my readers deleted their blog posts accidentally, below are the different ways to recover deleted blog post with the help of Google Cache, Draft Post, FeedBurner & Way2back machine.
If you’re a big fan of writing blogs from third-party tools, you may be interested in our earlier post on how to publish blog posts directly from MS Word to Blogger.
Well, it’s not about how many blog posts you publish on your website or/and blog every day to claim number 1 position on Google and other search engines to get search engine organic traffic, but it is all about how many quality contents your website/blog has. Content writers & pro bloggers spend several hours online to post a quality content and of course, they will never want to lose their hours of hard work.
If you or someone else who has access to your blogger account has deleted your blog posts accidentally, using below methods you can recover deleted blog post.
Currently, blogger interface doesn’t have a feature that allows users to recover deleted blog post that generally available in Google Gmail like trash folder that lets users restore deleted data back. However, BlogSpot doesn’t have any trash folder to retrieve deleted the blog post. So deleted blogger posts recovery officially made it little complex but here I will show you how to recover deleted blogger blog post and pages easily.
Easy Methods to Recover Deleted Blogger Blog Post
Following are 4 working methods that can help you to recover delete blog post and pages using Google Page Cache, Blogger Draft Post, Google FeedBurner and Way Back Machine – Web Archive.
These are several possible ways to recover deleted blog posts and undo the action but only if you are lucky enough. At least you should give the following ways a try. Let’s see how to restore deleted blogger blog post.
Recover Deleted Blog Post with Google Cache
Whenever a webmaster publishes a blog article or any web page, Google automatically indexes and saves that frequently posted articles/pages as a cache version and keeps on updating it whenever user made any changes to that pages. Technically this process called the search engine crawler system.
Your deleted blog posts should have crawled and indexed by the Google search engine to perform a deleted blogger post recovery.
How long does Google take to index a new page?
Well, it depends upon the search engines crawl rate for a blog or website with the help of robots.txt file. If a blog gets many new contents on daily basis, there are high chances for a higher crawler rate and newly published posts usually crawls and indexes within an hour or even in a couple of minutes. However, if you don’t release new articles daily, the crawl rate may be slower.
Find Google Cache Version of Deleted Blog Posts
To recover deleted blog post from Google cache, you will be needed to find the webcache URL.
- Go to Google.com and type site:yourblog.blogspot.com + deleted post title. If you know the full permalink or post URL of the deleted post, then just type cache:DeletedBlogPostURL in the browser address bar to directly view the cached version.
- For the search query of site:yourblog.blogspot.com + deleted post title, Google will show the all possible indexed pages. Identify the deleted blog post from the list.
- Hit the small drop-down arrow button available in the right-side of the permalink and click on Cached to load the page in Google user content web cache.
- That’s It! If you found the deleted blog post, that’s great. Copy the entire post content & images in Microsoft Office Word for future use and follow the below steps to publish the cache version of the deleted blog post.
Publish the Cache Version of Deleted Blog Post
Using the above steps, you can simply copy and republish the post from Google cache but in this way, you can’t get the traffic and comments back that you were receiving from that particular post.
So to get back the search engine organic traffic and comments from the original blog post link juice, you’ll be needed to restore deleted blog post with the same permalink that was earlier at blog post deletion time. Now it’s time to restore the deleted articles.
- Look into the page-source by pressing Ctrl+U or hit right-click and select View page source at cache version of the post.
- Once you reached on the page source window, press ctrl+f to find postID (looks like postID=4950781825632545210) and note it down.
- Login to blogger dashboard of the blog post you want to recover.
- Open new blog post and click edit to launch post visual editor.
- Look for the PostID in the browser address bar and replace it with the deleted postID you have noted in step 2.
- Hit Enter key on your keyboard and the post editor will show you the deleted post content in it.
- Finally, click the Publish button to recover deleted blog post and make it re-appear live on the internet.
You will surely recover deleted blog post if you have followed the all steps above carefully. If the above method doesn’t work for you, you can try another method below.
Recover Deleted Blog Post – Unpublished & Draft Post
This method lets you recover deleted blog post with the help of browsing history but until & unless you wouldn’t clear the browser history. To recover deleted draft post, follow these steps.
- After deleting the post mistakenly, Press Ctrl+H or Shift+Ctrl+H to view your browser history.
- You will find your recent browsing activities. Now find your drafted blog post or edited post.
- Once you find the post, just open that post. It will bring all the post content and images back but you can’t publish or save to draft that post. It will show you an error message if you perform this action.
To recover deleted blog post, you can copy the all content and images from HTML editor and use that to create & publish a new blog post.
Restore Removed Blog Post with FeedBurner
If you are using Google FeedBurner to reach the maximum audience through email subscription, you can use its service to retrieve remove the blog post.
Whenever a blog post is published on BlogSpot.com, the feed burner associated with it automatically creates another version of the blog post.
To recover deleted blog post, just visit the feed address of your blog. Here you will find all listed blog feeds with all post contents.
Note This method will not work, if you set your blogger feed settings to Allow blog feed to Short and Until Jump Break. With this settings, it makes impossible to recover deleted blog post and page.
How to Recover Deleted Blog Posts with Way Back Machine – Web Archive
Is the all above ways to recover deleted blog post not working for you? No Problem! You can search for it on a web-app called Way Back Machine – A Web Archive directory.
Visit archive.org and enter the removed post URL into the search field and click browse history.
It’s a digital library that stores all internet files permanently. You can give it a try to retrieve the deleted web pages.
Alternatively, you can use CachedView at CachedView.com to view cached files of any web page on Internet through multiple cached sources like Google Web Cache, Coral Web Cache, Archive.org Cache & Live Version.
Hope this post will be proven helpful for you to recover deleted blog post and pages on BlogSpot. If you still face any issue to restore deleted blogger posts, do comments below to ask your questions.