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Internet Archive Web Crawls

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.

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Worldwide Web Crawls
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623,124
ITEMS
10.5B
VIEWS
collection
eye 10.5B
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...
Survey Crawls
collection
97,147
ITEMS
6.3B
VIEWS
collection
eye 6.3B
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
104,831
ITEMS
5.8B
VIEWS
collection
eye 5.8B
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.
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eye 1.4B
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 1.4B
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 April 2013
collection
25,035
ITEMS
939.6M
VIEWS
collection
eye 939.6M
Web wide crawl with initial seedlist and crawler configuration from April 2013.
collection
eye 929.4M
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.
Wide Crawl Number 12 - started March, 14th 2015
collection
49,621
ITEMS
829.2M
VIEWS
collection
eye 829.2M
Web wide crawl with initial seedlist and crawler configuration from January 2015.
collection
eye 819.2M
Web wide crawl.
Wide Crawl started June 2014
collection
45,341
ITEMS
816.8M
VIEWS
collection
eye 816.8M
Web wide crawl with initial seedlist and crawler configuration from June 2014.
Wayback Indexes
collection
554
ITEMS
790.2M
VIEWS
collection
eye 790.2M
Wayback indexes. This data is currently not publicly accessible.
collection
eye 761M
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 699M
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
696.7M
VIEWS
collection
eye 696.7M
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.
collection
eye 648.9M
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.
GDELT
collection
57,607
ITEMS
636.4M
VIEWS
collection
eye 636.4M
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 August 2013
collection
21,932
ITEMS
611.4M
VIEWS
collection
eye 611.4M
Web wide crawl with initial seedlist and crawler configuration from August 2013.
Wide Crawl Number 13
collection
46,050
ITEMS
595.2M
VIEWS
collection
eye 595.2M
Web Wide Crawl Number 13
Wide Crawl started January 2012
collection
30,373
ITEMS
542.2M
VIEWS
collection
eye 542.2M
Web wide crawl with initial seedlist and crawler configuration from January 2012 using HQ software.
collection
eye 522.2M
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
517.5M
VIEWS
collection
eye 517.5M
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
473.6M
VIEWS
collection
eye 473.6M
Web wide crawl with initial seedlist and crawler configuration from April 2012.
Survey Crawl Number 7
collection
6,605
ITEMS
469.6M
VIEWS
collection
eye 469.6M
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.
Survey Crawl Number 8
collection
8,673
ITEMS
456.2M
VIEWS
collection
eye 456.2M
collection
eye 447.2M
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 February 2014
collection
9,806
ITEMS
365.4M
VIEWS
collection
eye 365.4M
Web wide crawl with initial seedlist and crawler configuration from February 2014.
Wide Crawl started October 2010
collection
15,839
ITEMS
357M
VIEWS
collection
eye 357M
Web wide crawl with initial seedlist and crawler configuration from October 2010
Wide Crawl Started January 2013
collection
15,157
ITEMS
348.7M
VIEWS
collection
eye 348.7M
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
345.1M
VIEWS
collection
eye 345.1M
Web wide crawl with initial seedlist and crawler configuration from September 2012.
.com survey started January 2011
collection
2,535
ITEMS
327.5M
VIEWS
collection
eye 327.5M
Survey crawl of .com domains started January 2011.
Topic: webcrawl
Wide Crawl started October 2011
collection
12,648
ITEMS
321.3M
VIEWS
collection
eye 321.3M
Web wide crawl with initial seedlist and crawler configuration from March 2011 using HQ software.
Wide Crawl started March 2011
collection
8,528
ITEMS
300.4M
VIEWS
collection
eye 300.4M
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)...
Around The World Crawl
collection
2,150
ITEMS
288M
VIEWS
collection
eye 288M
Data crawled by Sloan Foundation on behalf of Internet Archive
Wikipedia Outlinks February 2012
collection
2,951
ITEMS
235.8M
VIEWS
collection
eye 235.8M
Crawl of outlinks from wikipedia.org started February, 2012. These files are currently not publicly accessible.
collection
eye 212.3M
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.
International News Crawls
collection
6,724
ITEMS
151M
VIEWS
collection
eye 151M
Crawls of International News Sites
Shallow Crawls
collection
1,042
ITEMS
116.7M
VIEWS
collection
eye 116.7M
Shallow crawls that collect content 1 level deep including embeds. This data is currently not publicly accessible.
Wikipedia Outlinks May 2011
collection
1,638
ITEMS
114.8M
VIEWS
collection
eye 114.8M
Crawl of outlinks from wikipedia.org started May, 2011. These files are currently not publicly accessible.
Hackernews crawl number 0
collection
6,154
ITEMS
106.2M
VIEWS
collection
eye 106.2M
Hacker News Crawl of their links.
Wayback CDX Shards
collection
1,213
ITEMS
100.4M
VIEWS
collection
eye 100.4M
CDX Index shards for the Wayback Machine. The Wayback Machine works by looking for historic URL's based on a query. This is done by searching an index of all the web objects (pages, images, etc) that have been archived over the years. This collection holds the index used for this purpose, which is broken up into 300 pieces so they fit into items more naturally and distribute the lookup load. Each of these 300 pieces is stored in at least 2 items, and then those are also stored on the backup...
Wikipedia Outlinks July 2011
collection
1,011
ITEMS
79.7M
VIEWS
collection
eye 79.7M
Crawl of outlinks from wikipedia.org started July, 2011. These files are currently not publicly accessible.
End of Term Web Crawls
collection
22,254
ITEMS
72.6M
VIEWS
by IA
collection
eye 72.6M
This collection includes web crawls of the Federal Executive, Legislative, and Judicial branches of government performed at the end of US presidential terms of office.
Topics: web, end of term, US, federal government
Collections News Crawls v3
collection
4,584
ITEMS
67.5M
VIEWS
by ximm@archive.org
collection
eye 67.5M
Miscellaneous high-value news sites 
Topics: World news, US news, news
Geocities Closing Crawl
collection
149
ITEMS
56.3M
VIEWS
collection
eye 56.3M
Geocities crawl performed by Internet Archive. This data is currently not publicly accessible. from Wikipedia : Yahoo! GeoCities is a Web hosting service. GeoCities was originally founded by David Bohnett and John Rezner in late 1994 as Beverly Hills Internet (BHI), and by 1999 GeoCities was the third-most visited Web site on the World Wide Web. In its original form, site users selected a "city" in which to place their Web pages. The "cities" were metonymously named after...
COM Survey Crawl 2009-2010
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729
ITEMS
53M
VIEWS
collection
eye 53M
COM survey crawl data collected by Internet Archive in 2009-2010. This data is currently not publicly accessible.
Youtube Videos
collection
470,079
ITEMS
51.1M
VIEWS
collection
eye 51.1M
Captures of pages from YouTube. Currently these are discovered by searching for YouTube links on Twitter.
Topics: YouTube, Twitter, Video
Survey Crawl Number 9
collection
454
ITEMS
50.1M
VIEWS
collection
eye 50.1M
Live Web Proxy Crawls
web
eye 47.2M
favorite 2
comment 2
favoritefavoritefavoritefavoritefavorite ( 2 reviews )
Shallow Crawl Started 2013
collection
544
ITEMS
46.7M
VIEWS
collection
eye 46.7M
Shallow crawl started 2013 that collects content 1 level deep, including embeds. Access to content is restricted. Please visit the Wayback Machine to explore archived web sites.
Shallow Crawl Started 2013
collection
252
ITEMS
46.2M
VIEWS
collection
eye 46.2M
Shallow crawl started 2013 that collects content 1 level deep, including embeds. Access to content is restricted. Please visit the Wayback Machine to explore archived web sites.
survey_net00000
collection
300
ITEMS
39.1M
VIEWS
collection
eye 39.1M
Survey crawl of .net domains started December 2010.
Topic: webcrawl
Host Screen Captures
collection
17,257
ITEMS
35.5M
VIEWS
collection
eye 35.5M
Screen captures of hosts discovered during wide crawls. This data is currently not publicly accessible.
nsdlweb
collection
91
ITEMS
35M
VIEWS
collection
eye 35M
this data is currently not publicly accessible.
Collections news crawls v2
collection
820
ITEMS
28.9M
VIEWS
by ximm@archive.org
collection
eye 28.9M
International News Crawl started in September 2010
collection
1,083
ITEMS
28.4M
VIEWS
collection
eye 28.4M
Crawl of International News Sites with initial seedlist and crawler configuration from Sep 1, 2010.
End of Term 2012 Web Crawls
collection
2,383
ITEMS
25M
VIEWS
collection
eye 25M
This collection contains web crawls performed on the US Federal Executive, Legislative & Judicial branches of government in 2012-2013.
Topics: end of term, US, Federal government, 2012, Obama
End of Term 2016 Web Crawls
collection
19,084
ITEMS
23.2M
VIEWS
collection
eye 23.2M
This collection contains web crawls performed as part of the End of Term Web Archive, a collaborative project that aims to preserve the U.S. federal government web presence at each change of administration. Content includes publicly-accessible government websites hosted on .gov, .mil, and relevant non-.gov domains, as well as government social media materials. The web archiving was performed in the Fall and Winter of 2016 and Spring of 2017. For more information, see...
Topics: end of term, federal government, 2016, president, congress, government data
ORG Survey Crawls
collection
191
ITEMS
22.8M
VIEWS
collection
eye 22.8M
Survey of .org domains. This data is currently not publicly accessible.
Live Web Proxy Crawls
web
eye 15.5M
favorite 5
comment 1
Internet Archive Liveweb Capture from WaybackMachine, captured by wwwb-proxy0.us.archive.org:wbm from Sun Mar 27 22:10:09 PDT 2011 to Mon Mar 28 05:27:05 PDT 2011.
favoritefavoritefavoritefavoritefavorite ( 1 reviews )
Topic: crawldata
survey_net00001
collection
170
ITEMS
14.6M
VIEWS
collection
eye 14.6M
Survey crawl of .net domains started October 2011.
Topics: webwidecrawl, net
Edu & Gov Crawl, June 2010
collection
704
ITEMS
14.5M
VIEWS
collection
eye 14.5M
TEST COLLECTION: Crawl of .edu and .gov sites started in June 2010.
Topic: crawldata
Crawl Data
collection
32,956
ITEMS
14.1M
VIEWS
collection
eye 14.1M
Crawl Data. This data is currently not publicly accessible.
crawl_UNK
collection
32,949
ITEMS
14.1M
VIEWS
collection
eye 14.1M
Crawl data. This data is currently not publicly accessible.
Shallow Crawl Started February 2013
collection
86
ITEMS
13.7M
VIEWS
collection
eye 13.7M
Shallow crawl started February 2013 that collects content 1 level deep, including embeds. Access to content is restricted. Please visit the Wayback Machine to explore archived web sites.
Live Web Proxy Crawls
web
eye 13.4M
favorite 0
comment 0
collection
eye 12.2M
End of term 2008 crawl data gathered by Internet Archive on behalf of the California Digital Library. This data is currently not publicly accessible.
Live Web Proxy Crawls
web
eye 12.1M
favorite 0
comment 0
Live Web Proxy Crawls
web
eye 12M
favorite 0
comment 0
Live Web Proxy Crawls
web
eye 10.3M
favorite 0
comment 0
Wide Crawl started September 2010
collection
332
ITEMS
10.3M
VIEWS
collection
eye 10.3M
Web wide crawl with initial seedlist and crawler configuration from September 2010
Live Web Proxy Crawls
web
eye 10.1M
favorite 0
comment 0
World Wars Crawl
collection
13
ITEMS
9.7M
VIEWS
collection
eye 9.7M
Web data related to World Wars I and II collected by Internet Archive in an experimental crawl sponsored by National Endowment for the Humanities and JISC. This data is currently not publicly accessible.
2004 Election
collection
178
ITEMS
9.5M
VIEWS
collection
eye 9.5M
2004 Election crawl performed by Internet Archive. This data is currently not publicly accessible.
End Of Term 2016 Pre-Inauguration Crawls
collection
4,693
ITEMS
8.7M
VIEWS
collection
eye 8.7M
This collection contains web crawls performed as the pre-inauguration crawl for part of the End of Term Web Archive, a collaborative project that aims to preserve the U.S. federal government web presence at each change of administration. Content includes publicly-accessible government websites hosted on .gov, .mil, and relevant non-.gov domains, as well as government social media materials. The web archiving was performed in the Fall and Winter of 2016 to capture websites prior to the January...
Topics: end of term, federal government, 2016, president, congress
YouTube 2007 Crawl
collection
73,847
ITEMS
8.4M
VIEWS
collection
eye 8.4M
Data crawled from YouTube.com in 2007 by Internet Archive. These files are not currently accessible.