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. Rather, that’s the time when you feel very sad because it takes a lot of hard work and hours of continuous working to write SEO friendly blog post. So today in this post, I will show you how to recover deleted blog post if you accidentally deleted one.
If you’re a big fan of writing blogs from third-party tools, you may be interested in my earlier post on publishing blog posts directly from MS Word to Blogger.
Well, it’s not important how many blog posts you publish every day to claim #1 search engine position. But it is all about how many quality contents your website/blog has. Content writers & pro bloggers spend several hours online to post the quality content. And of course, they will never want to lose their hours of hard work.
Either you or someone who has access to your blogger account has deleted your blog posts accidentally. You can use following methods you can recover deleted the blog post.
Currently, blogger interface doesn’t have a feature that allows users to recover deleted blog post. BlogSpot doesn’t have any trash folder to retrieve deleted the blog post yet. Likewise, deleted blogger posts recovery officially is not available but here I will show you the ways to recover deleted blogger blog post and pages easily.
Easy Methods to Recover Deleted Blogger Blog Post
Here are 4 working methods that can help you to recover delete blog post and pages. Use the Google Page Cache, Blogger Draft Post, Google FeedBurner and Way Back Machine – Web Archive to recover a post.
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 an article or any web page, Google automatically indexes and saves those pages as cache version. And, keeps update it whenever any changes made to that pages. Technically, this process called the search engine crawler system.
Maybe, 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 and which is something depends on robots.txt file. If a blog gets many fresh 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 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. Follow the steps below 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 you were receiving from that particular post.
To get back the search engine organic traffic and comments from the original blog post. You’ll be needed to restore deleted blog post with the same permalink it was earlier at blog deletion time. Now it’s time to restore the deleted articles.
- Look into the page-source using Ctrl+U or hit right-click and select View page source at cache version of the post.
- Once you reach 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.
- Find PostID in the browser address bar and replace it with the deleted postID you’ve 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 only if you have not clear the browser history yet. 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 it to draft. 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’re using Google FeedBurner to reach the maximum audience, you can use it to retrieve the blog post.
Whenever a blogger post is published, 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 from Way Back Machine – Web Archive
Is the all above ways to recover deleted blog post not working for you? No Problem! You may still 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. Share your stories how you recovered your deleted blog posts. Do comments!
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