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My site is getting 404. That’s an error. message when I click on cached from Google search results.

This is the error message from Google:

That’s an error.

The requested URL /search?q=cache:8kxLAgFrhZQJ:www.mysite.com.....&cd=8&hl=en&ct=clnk&gl=uk was not found on this server. That’s all we know.

What I did before I was getting this error is that about 10 days ago, I moved my hosting from Ixwebhosting to Gearhost (cloud based). I also added 301 redirect from non www to www.

I have no idea why I am getting this error. Please advise what might be the reason if there is a solution for it.

All of my pages are indexed by Google though.

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You should login to Google Webmaster Tools and do a fetch as Google, if the page returns a status 200 then you know that your pages are working as intended and what your experiencing is just the Google cache service not working, which should resolve itself in time.

Google Cache is not Realtime

It's worth mentioning that the Google cache system runs independently and does not effect the real time rankings of Google and the index. So even if there is no cache, cache errors doesn't mean there is problems with your site or rankings. Simply do as suggested with the fetch as Google, once you ruled out that your pages are not at fault which I suspect they are not (Google's caching service often has problems), then its just a simple matter of putting your feet up and waiting for the Cache system to resolve this issue on its own.

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Hi fetch as Google works perfectly. That is a big relief! Thank you. –  user2357716 May 7 '13 at 12:54
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@user2357716: If the answer resolved your issue, please mark it as an answer to your question. –  user555 May 7 '13 at 15:15

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