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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
1,308,568
ITEMS
20B
VIEWS
collection
eye 20B
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
615,151
ITEMS
8.6B
VIEWS
collection
eye 8.6B
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
209,700
ITEMS
7.7B
VIEWS
collection
eye 7.7B
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
96,663
ITEMS
4.9B
VIEWS
collection
eye 4.9B
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
65,130
ITEMS
4.4B
VIEWS
collection
eye 4.4B
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
2,547,866
ITEMS
2.3B
VIEWS
collection
eye 2.3B
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
2,543,407
ITEMS
2.3B
VIEWS
collection
eye 2.3B
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
272,232
ITEMS
1.9B
VIEWS
by Internet Archive
collection
eye 1.9B
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
100,868
ITEMS
1.6B
VIEWS
collection
eye 1.6B
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
457,607
ITEMS
1.6B
VIEWS
collection
eye 1.6B
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
137,408
ITEMS
1.3B
VIEWS
collection
eye 1.3B
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 1.1B
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.
collection
eye 1.1B
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)...
Custom Crawl Services
collection
103,167
ITEMS
1B
VIEWS
by Internet Archive
collection
eye 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
ArchiveBot: The Archive Team Crowdsourced Crawler
collection
18,498
ITEMS
961.1M
VIEWS
collection
eye 961.1M
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
2,079,777
ITEMS
825.7M
VIEWS
collection
eye 825.7M
Collections of Wiki data
Topics: crawls, data, wiki
Wide Crawl started April 2013
collection
25,035
ITEMS
825M
VIEWS
collection
eye 825M
Web wide crawl with initial seedlist and crawler configuration from April 2013.
web-group-internal
collection
32,558
ITEMS
822.7M
VIEWS
collection
eye 822.7M
miscellaneous data
Topic: brad tofel
Wikipedia Outlinks
collection
41,134
ITEMS
821M
VIEWS
collection
eye 821M
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
815.2M
VIEWS
collection
eye 815.2M
this data is currently not publicly accessible.
collection
eye 782.1M
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 Near Real Time (from IRC)
collection
18,235
ITEMS
767.2M
VIEWS
collection
eye 767.2M
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
Wide Crawl Number 12 - started March, 14th 2015
collection
49,621
ITEMS
701.8M
VIEWS
collection
eye 701.8M
Web wide crawl with initial seedlist and crawler configuration from January 2015.
Wide Crawl started June 2014
collection
45,341
ITEMS
700.9M
VIEWS
collection
eye 700.9M
Web wide crawl with initial seedlist and crawler configuration from June 2014.
Wayback Indexes
collection
554
ITEMS
696.8M
VIEWS
collection
eye 696.8M
Wayback indexes. This data is currently not publicly accessible.
collection
eye 631.9M
Web wide crawl.
collection
eye 574.5M
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 started August 2013
collection
21,932
ITEMS
534.3M
VIEWS
collection
eye 534.3M
Web wide crawl with initial seedlist and crawler configuration from August 2013.
alexa_2006
collection
6,507
ITEMS
520.7M
VIEWS
collection
eye 520.7M
this data is currently not publicly accessible.
Survey Crawl Number 6: Sep 11th, 2017 - running now
collection
13,723
ITEMS
513.7M
VIEWS
collection
eye 513.7M
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 Number 13
collection
46,050
ITEMS
499.6M
VIEWS
collection
eye 499.6M
Web Wide Crawl Number 13
GDELT
collection
53,644
ITEMS
486.8M
VIEWS
collection
eye 486.8M
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 started January 2012
collection
30,373
ITEMS
474.6M
VIEWS
collection
eye 474.6M
Web wide crawl with initial seedlist and crawler configuration from January 2012 using HQ software.
Top News
collection
99,789
ITEMS
472.3M
VIEWS
collection
eye 472.3M
A daily collection of hundreds of the world's top news sites.
Topics: daily, news
collection
eye 467.8M
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.
collection
eye 444.4M
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
424.9M
VIEWS
collection
eye 424.9M
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....
collection
eye 421M
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".   
Wide Crawl started April 2012
collection
39,279
ITEMS
416.3M
VIEWS
collection
eye 416.3M
Web wide crawl with initial seedlist and crawler configuration from April 2012.
collection
eye 379.5M
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
332.5M
VIEWS
collection
eye 332.5M
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.
Wordpress Blogs and the Pages They Link To
collection
27,591
ITEMS
330.8M
VIEWS
collection
eye 330.8M
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
Archive Team: The News Roundup
collection
38,892
ITEMS
330.3M
VIEWS
by Archive Team
collection
eye 330.3M
Archive Team now searches many, many news sites, including extensive worldwide and obscure sources, to capture unique news stories for history.
Wide Crawl started October 2010
collection
15,839
ITEMS
312.6M
VIEWS
collection
eye 312.6M
Web wide crawl with initial seedlist and crawler configuration from October 2010
Wide Crawl started February 2014
collection
9,806
ITEMS
310.8M
VIEWS
collection
eye 310.8M
Web wide crawl with initial seedlist and crawler configuration from February 2014.
Wide Crawl Started January 2013
collection
15,157
ITEMS
306.4M
VIEWS
collection
eye 306.4M
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
301.2M
VIEWS
collection
eye 301.2M
Web wide crawl with initial seedlist and crawler configuration from September 2012.
alexa_web_2009
collection
3,080
ITEMS
300M
VIEWS
collection
eye 300M
this data is currently not publicly accessible.
perma_cc
collection
741,606
ITEMS
286.1M
VIEWS
collection
eye 286.1M
alexa_web_2010
collection
2,994
ITEMS
282.8M
VIEWS
collection
eye 282.8M
this data is currently not publicly accessible.
Wide Crawl started October 2011
collection
12,648
ITEMS
278.7M
VIEWS
collection
eye 278.7M
Web wide crawl with initial seedlist and crawler configuration from March 2011 using HQ software.
Wide Crawl started March 2011
collection
8,528
ITEMS
259.6M
VIEWS
collection
eye 259.6M
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)...
.com survey started January 2011
collection
2,535
ITEMS
256.8M
VIEWS
collection
eye 256.8M
Survey crawl of .com domains started January 2011.
Topic: webcrawl
Around The World Crawl
collection
2,150
ITEMS
255.3M
VIEWS
collection
eye 255.3M
Data crawled by Sloan Foundation on behalf of Internet Archive
National Library of Australia Crawls
collection
33,826
ITEMS
254.7M
VIEWS
collection
eye 254.7M
Crawls performed by Internet Archive on behalf of the National Library of Australia. This data is currently not publicly accessible.
Survey Crawl Number 8
collection
8,295
ITEMS
226.2M
VIEWS
collection
eye 226.2M
38_crawl
collection
1,387
ITEMS
222.6M
VIEWS
collection
eye 222.6M
this data is currently not publicly accessible.
ArchiveBot: The Archive Team Crowdsourced Crawler
by Archive Team
web
eye 212.8M
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.
Wikipedia Outlinks February 2012
collection
2,951
ITEMS
205.3M
VIEWS
collection
eye 205.3M
Crawl of outlinks from wikipedia.org started February, 2012. These files are currently not publicly accessible.
51_crawl
collection
1,138
ITEMS
188.9M
VIEWS
collection
eye 188.9M
this data is currently not publicly accessible.
52_crawl
collection
2,589
ITEMS
180.8M
VIEWS
collection
eye 180.8M
this data is currently not publicly accessible.
Alexa Crawl EG
collection
1,678
ITEMS
178.9M
VIEWS
collection
eye 178.9M
Crawl EG from Alexa Internet. This data is currently not publicly accessible.
web_wk
collection
9,973
ITEMS
175.7M
VIEWS
collection
eye 175.7M
Crawl performed by Internet Archive. This data is currently not publicly accessible.
National Library of Spain Crawls
collection
6,742
ITEMS
163.8M
VIEWS
collection
eye 163.8M
Data collected by Internet Archive on behalf of the National Library of Spain. This data is currently not publicly accessible.
web_iq
collection
2,637
ITEMS
161.1M
VIEWS
collection
eye 161.1M
Crawl performed by Internet Archive. This data is currently not publicly accessible.
collection
eye 157.6M
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.
26_crawl
collection
1,466
ITEMS
144M
VIEWS
collection
eye 144M
this data is currently not publicly accessible.
Twitter Outlinks
collection
28,327
ITEMS
136.3M
VIEWS
collection
eye 136.3M
International News Crawls
collection
6,120
ITEMS
127M
VIEWS
collection
eye 127M
Crawls of International News Sites
Bibliotheque Nationale de France Domain Crawls
collection
1,652
ITEMS
115.5M
VIEWS
collection
eye 115.5M
Crawls of the french domain space performed by Internet Archive on behalf of Bibliotheque Nationale de France. This data is currently not publicly accessible.
Alexa Crawl EI
collection
1,408
ITEMS
115.2M
VIEWS
collection
eye 115.2M
Crawl EI from Alexa Internet. This data is currently not publicly accessible.
35_crawl
collection
1,179
ITEMS
113.7M
VIEWS
collection
eye 113.7M
this data is currently not publicly accessible.
29_crawl
collection
1,568
ITEMS
108.9M
VIEWS
collection
eye 108.9M
this data is currently not publicly accessible.
Internet Archive Global Events
collection
8,083
ITEMS
102.8M
VIEWS
collection
eye 102.8M
Internet Archive Global Events Archive-It Partner Since: Feb, 2006 Organization Type: Other Institutions Organization URL: http://www.archive-it.org
Shallow Crawls
collection
1,042
ITEMS
102.3M
VIEWS
collection
eye 102.3M
Shallow crawls that collect content 1 level deep including embeds. This data is currently not publicly accessible.