Why doesn't the Wayback Machine give current results?
May 21, 2007 12:25 PM   Subscribe

Why don't I see any 2007 snapshot pages on a Wayback Machine search

I am looking for snapshots of http://www.kgw.com for the past couple of months. The Wayback Machine only shows archived pages up until April of 2006.

If I put http://www.archive.org into Wayback, it only shows results through 2001!

I understand that websites can be excluded via modifying the robots.txt file. Is there any other possibility?

Anyone know what gives?
posted by Roach to Computers & Internet (9 answers total) 1 user marked this as a favorite
 
From their own FAQ:

Why are there no recent archives in the Wayback Machine?

We do not add pages less than 6 months after they are collected, because of the time delayed donation from Alexa. Updates can take more than 12 months in some cases.
posted by iconomy at 12:33 PM on May 21, 2007


Your answer is in their FAQ.

Why are there no recent archives in the Wayback Machine?

We do not add pages less than 6 months after they are collected, because of the time delayed donation from Alexa. Updates can take more than 12 months in some cases.

There is no access to files before they appear in the Wayback Machine.
posted by jessamyn at 12:34 PM on May 21, 2007


Ah, thanks. I did read the FAQ, but apparently not thoroughly enough.
posted by Roach at 12:37 PM on May 21, 2007


0_o
posted by iconomy at 12:44 PM on May 21, 2007


-_-
posted by chrismear at 1:16 PM on May 21, 2007


\ U /, jerks! Maybe "perused" would've been a better word than "read".

;)
posted by Roach at 2:28 PM on May 21, 2007


:P
posted by iconomy at 3:03 PM on May 21, 2007


|m|
posted by bonaldi at 3:27 PM on May 21, 2007


d *_* b
posted by rhapsodie at 9:51 PM on May 21, 2007


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