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The Web Archive of the Internet Archive started in late 1996, is made available through the Wayback Machine, and some collections are available in bulk to researchers. Many pages are archived by the Internet Archive for other contributors including partners of Archive-IT, and Save Page Now users. Other captures are donated to the Internet Archive by other partners such as Alexa Internet.

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Internet Archive Web Crawls
collection
1,336,132
ITEMS
21.6B
VIEWS
collection
eye 21.6B
The Internet Archive discovers and captures web pages through many different web crawls. At any given time several distinct crawls are running, some for months, and some every day or longer. View the web archive through the Wayback Machine .
Topic: webwidecrawl
Worldwide Web Crawls
collection
619,237
ITEMS
9.2B
VIEWS
collection
eye 9.2B
Wide crawls of the Internet conducted by Internet Archive. Please visit the Wayback Machine to explore archived web sites. Since September 10th, 2010, the Internet Archive has been running Worldwide Web Crawls of the global web, capturing web elements, pages, sites and parts of sites. Each Worldwide Web Crawl was initiated from one or more lists of URLs that are known as "Seed Lists". Descriptions of the Seed Lists associated with each crawl may be provided as part of the metadata for...
Alexa Crawls
collection
213,961
ITEMS
8.3B
VIEWS
collection
eye 8.3B
Starting in 1996, Alexa Internet has been donating their crawl data to the Internet Archive. Flowing in every day, these data are added to the Wayback Machine after an embargo period.
Topics: web crawl, Alexa
Survey Crawls
collection
96,836
ITEMS
5.4B
VIEWS
collection
eye 5.4B
Survey crawls are run about twice a year, on average, and attempt to capture the content of the front page of every web host ever seen by the Internet Archive since 1996.
Topic: survey crawls
Live Web Proxy Crawls
collection
74,647
ITEMS
4.8B
VIEWS
collection
eye 4.8B
Content crawled via the Wayback Machine Live Proxy mostly by the Save Page Now feature on web.archive.org. Liveweb proxy is a component of Internet Archive’s wayback machine project. The liveweb proxy captures the content of a web page in real time, archives it into a ARC or WARC file and returns the ARC/WARC record back to the wayback machine to process. The recorded ARC/WARC file becomes part of the wayback machine in due course of time.
Archive-It Digital Collection
collection
3,031,716
ITEMS
2.5B
VIEWS
collection
eye 2.5B
Archive-It is a subscription web archiving service of the Internet Archive that helps organizations harvest, build, and preserve collections of digital content. Partners create domain specific collections of web captures that can be searched on Archive It . Content is hosted and stored at the Internet Archive data centers. Archive-It works with more than 400 partner organizations in 48 U.S. states and 16 countries worldwide including: College and University Libraries State Archives, Libraries,...
Topic: Colleges, Universities, Libraries, Archives, NGOs, Museums
Archive-It Partners
collection
3,027,257
ITEMS
2.4B
VIEWS
collection
eye 2.4B
Archive-It is the leading web archiving service for collecting and accessing cultural heritage on the web and is a service of Internet Archive used by libraries, archives, governments, non-profits, and other organizations to build collections of web materials.
Topic: TK
Focused Crawls
collection
278,874
ITEMS
2.1B
VIEWS
by Internet Archive
collection
eye 2.1B
Focused crawls are collections of frequently-updated webcrawl data from narrow (as opposed to broad or wide) web crawls, often focused on a single domain or subdomain.
Topic: webcrawl
Fix Broken Links Web Crawls
collection
102,996
ITEMS
1.8B
VIEWS
collection
eye 1.8B
These crawls are part of an effort to archive pages as they are created and archive the pages that they refer to. That way, as the pages that are referenced are changed or taken from the web, a link to the version that was live when the page was written will be preserved. Then the Internet Archive hopes that references to these archived pages will be put in place of a link that would be otherwise be broken, or a companion link to allow people to see what was originally intended by a page's...
Archive Team
collection
504,291
ITEMS
1.8B
VIEWS
collection
eye 1.8B
Formed in 2009, the Archive Team (not to be confused with the archive.org Archive-It Team) is a rogue archivist collective dedicated to saving copies of rapidly dying or deleted websites for the sake of history and digital heritage. The group is 100% composed of volunteers and interested parties, and has expanded into a large amount of related projects for saving online and digital history. History is littered with hundreds of conflicts over the future of a community, group, location or...
Top Domains
collection
141,077
ITEMS
1.4B
VIEWS
collection
eye 1.4B
A daily collection of thousands of the most popular web sites according to Alexa.com's top sites rankings .
Topics: daily, popular sites, Alexa
collection
eye 1.2B
The seed for Wide00014 was: - Slash pages from every domain on the web: -- a list of domains using Survey crawl seeds -- a list of domains using Wide00012 web graph -- a list of domains using Wide00013 web graph - Top ranked pages (up to a max of 100) from every linked-to domain using the Wide00012 inter-domain navigational link graph -- a ranking of all URLs that have more than one incoming inter-domain link (rank was determined by number of incoming links using Wide00012 inter domain links)...
collection
eye 1.2B
The seed for this crawl was a list of every host in the Wayback Machine This crawl was run at a level 1 (URLs including their embeds, plus the URLs of all outbound links including their embeds) The WARC files associated with this crawl are not currently available to the general public.
Custom Crawl Services
collection
103,756
ITEMS
1.1B
VIEWS
by Internet Archive
collection
eye 1.1B
Large-scale web harvests and national domain crawls performed for National Libraries, National Archives, preservation partners, research initiatives, and as part of special projects and custom crawling and research services.
Topic: ccs
collection
eye 1B
ArchiveBot is an IRC bot designed to automate the archival of smaller websites (e.g. up to a few hundred thousand URLs). You give it a URL to start at, and it grabs all content under that URL, records it in a WARC, and then uploads that WARC to ArchiveTeam servers for eventual injection into the Internet Archive (or other archive sites). To use ArchiveBot, drop by #archivebot on EFNet. To interact with ArchiveBot, you issue commands by typing it into the channel. Note you will need channel...
Topics: archiveteam, archivebot, webcrawl, robot, love
Wiki Collections
collection
2,128,977
ITEMS
888.4M
VIEWS
collection
eye 888.4M
Collections of Wiki data
Topics: crawls, data, wiki
Wikipedia Outlinks
collection
43,288
ITEMS
883.7M
VIEWS
collection
eye 883.7M
Crawl of outlinks from wikipedia.org . These files are currently not publicly accessible. from Wikipedia : Wikipedia is a multilingual, web-based, free-content encyclopedia project operated by the Wikimedia Foundation and based on an openly editable model. The name "Wikipedia" is a portmanteau of the words wiki (a technology for creating collaborative websites, from the Hawaiian word wiki, meaning "quick") and encyclopedia. Wikipedia's articles provide links to guide the...
alexa_2007
collection
7,636
ITEMS
870.6M
VIEWS
collection
eye 870.6M
this data is currently not publicly accessible.
Wide Crawl started April 2013
collection
25,035
ITEMS
860.4M
VIEWS
collection
eye 860.4M
Web wide crawl with initial seedlist and crawler configuration from April 2013.
web-group-internal
collection
32,619
ITEMS
857.1M
VIEWS
collection
eye 857.1M
miscellaneous data
Topic: brad tofel
Wikipedia Near Real Time (from IRC)
collection
18,235
ITEMS
828.3M
VIEWS
collection
eye 828.3M
This is a collection of web page captures from links added to, or changed on, Wikipedia pages. The idea is to bring a reliability to Wikipedia outlinks so that if the pages referenced by Wikipedia articles are changed, or go away, a reader can permanently find what was originally referred to. This is part of the Internet Archive's attempt to rid the web of broken links .
Topics: Wikipedia, Wikimedia
collection
eye 827.9M
The seed for this crawl was a list of every host in the Wayback Machine This crawl was run at a level 1 (URLs including their embeds, plus the URLs of all outbound links including their embeds) The WARC files associated with this crawl are not currently available to the general public.
Wide Crawl Number 12 - started March, 14th 2015
collection
49,621
ITEMS
741M
VIEWS
collection
eye 741M
Web wide crawl with initial seedlist and crawler configuration from January 2015.
Wide Crawl started June 2014
collection
45,341
ITEMS
736.7M
VIEWS
collection
eye 736.7M
Web wide crawl with initial seedlist and crawler configuration from June 2014.
Wayback Indexes
collection
554
ITEMS
727.5M
VIEWS
collection
eye 727.5M
Wayback indexes. This data is currently not publicly accessible.
collection
eye 690.7M
Web wide crawl.
collection
eye 614M
The seed for this crawl was a list of every host in the Wayback Machine This crawl was run at a level 1 (URLs including their embeds, plus the URLs of all outbound links including their embeds) The WARC files associated with this crawl are not currently available to the general public.
Survey Crawl Number 6: Sep 11th, 2017 - running now
collection
13,723
ITEMS
572.5M
VIEWS
collection
eye 572.5M
The seeds for this crawl came from: 251 million Domains that had at least one link from a different domain in the Wayback Machine, across all time ~ 300 million Domains that we had in the Wayback, across all time 55,945,067 Domains from https://archive.org/details/wide00016 This crawl was run with a Heritrix setting of "maxHops=0" (URLs including their embeds) The WARC files associated with this crawl are not currently available to the general public.
Wide Crawl started August 2013
collection
21,932
ITEMS
557.9M
VIEWS
collection
eye 557.9M
Web wide crawl with initial seedlist and crawler configuration from August 2013.
alexa_2006
collection
6,507
ITEMS
550.8M
VIEWS
collection
eye 550.8M
this data is currently not publicly accessible.
GDELT
collection
55,481
ITEMS
532.8M
VIEWS
collection
eye 532.8M
A daily crawl of more than 200,000 home pages of news sites, including the pages linked from those home pages. Site list provided by The GDELT Project
Topics: GDELT, News
Wide Crawl Number 13
collection
46,050
ITEMS
529.5M
VIEWS
collection
eye 529.5M
Web Wide Crawl Number 13
collection
eye 523.3M
Wide17 was seeded with the "Total Domains" list of 256,796,456 URLs provided by  Domains Index   on June 26th, and crawled with max-hops set to "3" and de-duplication set "on".   
collection
eye 517.9M
Web wide crawl number 16 The seed list for Wide00016 was made from the join of the top 1 million domains from CISCO and the top 1 million domains from Alexa.
Top News
collection
101,741
ITEMS
514.2M
VIEWS
collection
eye 514.2M
A daily collection of hundreds of the world's top news sites.
Topics: daily, news
Wide Crawl started January 2012
collection
30,373
ITEMS
496M
VIEWS
collection
eye 496M
Web wide crawl with initial seedlist and crawler configuration from January 2012 using HQ software.
collection
eye 469.1M
The seed for this crawl was a list of every host in the Wayback Machine This crawl was run at a level 1 (URLs including their embeds, plus the URLs of all outbound links including their embeds) The WARC files associated with this crawl are not currently available to the general public.
Wikipedia Outlinks March 2016
collection
27,594
ITEMS
454.3M
VIEWS
collection
eye 454.3M
Crawl of outlinks from wikipedia.org started March, 2016. These files are currently not publicly accessible. Properties of this collection. It has been several years since the last time we did this. For this collection, several things were done: 1. Turned off duplicate detection. This collection will be complete, as there is a good chance we will share the data, and sharing data with pointers to random other collections, is a complex problem. 2. For the first time, did all the different wikis....
Wide Crawl started April 2012
collection
39,279
ITEMS
433.7M
VIEWS
collection
eye 433.7M
Web wide crawl with initial seedlist and crawler configuration from April 2012.
collection
eye 400.9M
The seed for this crawl was a list of every host in the Wayback Machine This crawl was run at a level 1 (URLs including their embeds, plus the URLs of all outbound links including their embeds) The WARC files associated with this crawl are not currently available to the general public.
Survey Crawl Number 7
collection
6,605
ITEMS
377.5M
VIEWS
collection
eye 377.5M
This "Survey" crawl was started on Feb. 24, 2018. This crawl was run with a Heritrix setting of "maxHops=0" (URLs including their embeds) Survey 7 is based on a seed list of 339,249,218 URLs which is all the URLs in the Wayback Machine that we saw a 200 response code from in 2017 based on a query we ran on Feb. 1st, 2018.   The WARC files associated with this crawl are not currently available to the general public.
Archive Team: The News Roundup
collection
38,892
ITEMS
360.9M
VIEWS
by Archive Team
collection
eye 360.9M
Archive Team now searches many, many news sites, including extensive worldwide and obscure sources, to capture unique news stories for history.
Wordpress Blogs and the Pages They Link To
collection
27,882
ITEMS
351.5M
VIEWS
collection
eye 351.5M
This is a collection of pages and embedded objects from WordPress blogs and the external pages they link to. Captures of these pages are made on a continuous basis seeded from a feed of new or changed pages hosted by Wordpress.com or by Wordpress pages hosted by sites running a properly configured Jetpack wordpress plugin.
Topics: Wordpress.com, blogs, jetpack
Wide Crawl started February 2014
collection
9,806
ITEMS
327.6M
VIEWS
collection
eye 327.6M
Web wide crawl with initial seedlist and crawler configuration from February 2014.
Wide Crawl started October 2010
collection
15,839
ITEMS
326.2M
VIEWS
collection
eye 326.2M
Web wide crawl with initial seedlist and crawler configuration from October 2010
alexa_web_2009
collection
3,080
ITEMS
322.9M
VIEWS
collection
eye 322.9M
this data is currently not publicly accessible.
Wide Crawl Started January 2013
collection
15,157
ITEMS
319.5M
VIEWS
collection
eye 319.5M
Wide crawls of the Internet conducted by Internet Archive. Access to content is restricted. Please visit the Wayback Machine to explore archived web sites.
Wide Crawl started September 2012
collection
22,423
ITEMS
314.5M
VIEWS
collection
eye 314.5M
Web wide crawl with initial seedlist and crawler configuration from September 2012.
perma_cc
collection
847,677
ITEMS
303.4M
VIEWS
collection
eye 303.4M
alexa_web_2010
collection
2,994
ITEMS
303.4M
VIEWS
collection
eye 303.4M
this data is currently not publicly accessible.
Survey Crawl Number 8
collection
8,430
ITEMS
302M
VIEWS
collection
eye 302M
Wide Crawl started October 2011
collection
12,648
ITEMS
291.8M
VIEWS
collection
eye 291.8M
Web wide crawl with initial seedlist and crawler configuration from March 2011 using HQ software.
.com survey started January 2011
collection
2,535
ITEMS
277.4M
VIEWS
collection
eye 277.4M
Survey crawl of .com domains started January 2011.
Topic: webcrawl
Wide Crawl started March 2011
collection
8,528
ITEMS
272.7M
VIEWS
collection
eye 272.7M
Web wide crawl with initial seedlist and crawler configuration from March 2011. This uses the new HQ software for distributed crawling by Kenji Nagahashi. What’s in the data set: Crawl start date: 09 March, 2011 Crawl end date: 23 December, 2011 Number of captures: 2,713,676,341 Number of unique URLs: 2,273,840,159 Number of hosts: 29,032,069 The seed list for this crawl was a list of Alexa’s top 1 million web sites, retrieved close to the crawl start date. We used Heritrix (3.1.1-SNAPSHOT)...
National Library of Australia Crawls
collection
33,827
ITEMS
269.7M
VIEWS
collection
eye 269.7M
Crawls performed by Internet Archive on behalf of the National Library of Australia. This data is currently not publicly accessible.
Around The World Crawl
collection
2,150
ITEMS
266M
VIEWS
collection
eye 266M
Data crawled by Sloan Foundation on behalf of Internet Archive
ArchiveBot: The Archive Team Crowdsourced Crawler
by Archive Team
web
eye 236.9M
favorite 0
comment 0
ArchiveBot is an Archive Team service to quickly grab smaller at-risk or critical sites to bring copies into the Internet Archive Wayback machine.
38_crawl
collection
1,387
ITEMS
233.4M
VIEWS
collection
eye 233.4M
this data is currently not publicly accessible.
Wikipedia Outlinks February 2012
collection
2,951
ITEMS
215.3M
VIEWS
collection
eye 215.3M
Crawl of outlinks from wikipedia.org started February, 2012. These files are currently not publicly accessible.
51_crawl
collection
1,138
ITEMS
204.8M
VIEWS
collection
eye 204.8M
this data is currently not publicly accessible.
52_crawl
collection
2,589
ITEMS
193.1M
VIEWS
collection
eye 193.1M
this data is currently not publicly accessible.
Alexa Crawl EG
collection
1,678
ITEMS
188M
VIEWS
collection
eye 188M
Crawl EG from Alexa Internet. This data is currently not publicly accessible.
web_wk
collection
9,973
ITEMS
183.7M
VIEWS
collection
eye 183.7M
Crawl performed by Internet Archive. This data is currently not publicly accessible.
collection
eye 175.3M
The seed for this crawl was a list of every host in the Wayback Machine This crawl was run at a level 1 (URLs including their embeds, plus the URLs of all outbound links including their embeds) The WARC files associated with this crawl are not currently available to the general public.
National Library of Spain Crawls
collection
6,742
ITEMS
170.8M
VIEWS
collection
eye 170.8M
Data collected by Internet Archive on behalf of the National Library of Spain. This data is currently not publicly accessible.
Twitter Outlinks
collection
36,345
ITEMS
170.2M
VIEWS
collection
eye 170.2M
web_iq
collection
2,637
ITEMS
167.5M
VIEWS
collection
eye 167.5M
Crawl performed by Internet Archive. This data is currently not publicly accessible.
26_crawl
collection
1,466
ITEMS
151.4M
VIEWS
collection
eye 151.4M
this data is currently not publicly accessible.
International News Crawls
collection
6,231
ITEMS
134.6M
VIEWS
collection
eye 134.6M
Crawls of International News Sites
Alexa Crawl EI
collection
1,408
ITEMS
121.9M
VIEWS
collection
eye 121.9M
Crawl EI from Alexa Internet. This data is currently not publicly accessible.
Bibliotheque Nationale de France Domain Crawls
collection
1,652
ITEMS
120.4M
VIEWS
collection
eye 120.4M
Crawls of the french domain space performed by Internet Archive on behalf of Bibliotheque Nationale de France. This data is currently not publicly accessible.
35_crawl
collection
1,179
ITEMS
119.3M
VIEWS
collection
eye 119.3M
this data is currently not publicly accessible.
29_crawl
collection
1,568
ITEMS
115.1M
VIEWS
collection
eye 115.1M
this data is currently not publicly accessible.
Internet Memory Foundation
collection
1,916
ITEMS
109M
VIEWS
collection
eye 109M
Data crawled on behalf of Internet Memory Foundation . This data is currently not publicly accessible. from Wikipedia : The Internet Memory Foundation (formerly the European Archive Foundation) is a non profit foundation whose purpose is archiving web content, it supports projects and research which include the preservation and protection of multimedia content. Its archives form a digital library of cultural content.
Internet Archive Global Events
collection
8,092
ITEMS
108M
VIEWS
collection
eye 108M
Internet Archive Global Events Archive-It Partner Since: Feb, 2006 Organization Type: Other Institutions Organization URL: http://www.archive-it.org