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Wayback Machine Update?

Online marketing information can change quickly This article is 15 years and 184 days old, and the facts and opinions contained in it may be out of date.

I haven’t seen too many (any?) sites from 2005 in the wayback machine until today, and I do tend to check it quite often.

Jim mentioned a while back that he had not seen it update since November 2004. Maybe they were reading his site, because it seems to have a a bunch of 2005 entries now. I had actually noticed it on a much less high profile site.

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  • Preston Wily

    Our website isn’t huge but we do have decent traffic and we’ve been around for a while – I just noticed that the wayback machine’s latest entry for us is back in march, but I swear I checked a couple of months ago and the earliest one was from 2004 so it looks like they’ve done an update recently. Have you seen 2005 entries from the past few months?

  • John Keller

    Who updates the wayback machine anyways? What is the benefit of being updated on the wayback machine?

    (please excuse my ignorance.)

  • site admin

    Hey guys, the wayback machine is a private entity that archives the web. You can find out a little bit more about them in the wayback machine FAQ’s

    I had just recently seen the updates, and I check sites in it quite often. I’m not sure how many sites got updated, but this was the first I saw any at all for 2005.

  • WallPhone

    I believe this happened because 2005 is over.

    From the FAQ linked to above:
    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 up to 12 months in some cases.

    Another interesting statistic is the average webpage lifetime is 77 days. I wonder how long the average URL lifetime is…