Recently, one of my blogs got some technical problems. Despite trying all of my methods, the issues didn’t resolve so I had to contact my Hosting company. They said, they’ll restore the last backup of my website, and I permitted. But surprisingly, I saw two posts are missing when my site got restored. And the hosting company gave me the reason that they have my site’s backup only up to a certain date. let me explain the simple trick on how I recovered those two posts.
Why You Should Get the Posts Back?
When you publish a post, most of the time, that gets indexed in Google quickly (at least for established websites with good crawl rate). And the newly published post/article starts getting ranking in Google. And as soon as that article/post disappears from your blog, it gives a beautiful 404 error page which annoys Google. And it’s not good for a better user experience as well as long term SEO.
There is a static and permanent URL for each of your article/post. Search engines send traffic to that specific URL, and that should always be up and running. in case you lose a post, that URL will generate a default 404 error page. To avoid this, you need to get the post back and link it to the same URL.
How to Recover the Posts?
Now the tricky part is that how to recover any deleted or lost post. You can simply do it by first identifying the link/URL of that post/posts. And you can do it by going to your Social Profiles/Pages where you have shared those URLs/Links when it was first published. Just get the link from there, and the rest of the job is easy.
After the URL is known, and it’s already in your hand, use the following tools to recover your articles and re-publish it on your site/blog with the same URL as before, so that search engines can still send visitors to that article.
- Go to archive.org
- Paste the URL there
- You’ll find pages which archive.org has stored
- if you didn’t find the missing page there then
- Use cachedpages.com
- Just paste the URL in cachedpages.com
- and you’ll find the post/article
- Copy that and paste into your site
- All done…
Archive.org is a global directory for storing websites and pages. you should first check your lost page/post there, if you didn’t find it there then use cachedpages.com which will most likely have your deleted post/article ready to be recovered, as it takes data directly from Google Cache. Google Cache is another place where every web page is get indexed separately. And I hope, you’ll get your lost pages/posts back very soon after using the above simple tools.
If you have any questions then don’t hesitate to ask them in the comments section below. I always try to respond to questions which are helpful for other readers. Happy Blogging.