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On this date:
List all pages that closely match this date
Retrieve the page that most closely matches this date
Merge results for similar/aliased sites (yahoo.com, www.yahoo.com and yahoo.com/index.html will be merged together)
Only show exact matches for this URL (a search for yahoo.com will not show www.yahoo.com in the results)
Show duplicates (if we have 20 identical versions of a page on the same day, we will show them all)

More advanced search options

There are a number of easy URL-based queries for conducting Advanced Searches on the documents in the Wayback Machine. To conduct these Advanced Searches, simply enter the following URLs in your browser's location or address bar.

Retrieving the most recently archived copy of a specific URL

http://wayback.archive.org/http://www.website.com

where "http://www.website.com" is the target URL. This query returns the most recently archived version of that target URL in the archive.

Retrieving an archived copy of a specific URL from given date

http://wayback.archive.org/YYYYMMDDhhmmss/http://www.website.com

This returns a specific document whose URL matches the target URL and whose archive date most closely matches the date specified in the format YYYYMMDDhhmmss.

Example
http://wayback.archive.org/20001015123015/http://www.abc.com

This returns the document whose URL exactly matches http://www.abc.com and whose archival date most closely matches October 15, 2000 at 12:30 pm and 15 seconds.

The date need not be specified to the second. Using a truncated date will return the document whose URL exactly matches the target URL and whose archival date most closely matches the average value of the date specified.

Example
http://wayback.archive.org/2000/http://www.abc.com

This returns the document whose URL exactly matches http://www.abc.com and whose archival date most closely matches July 1, 2000 (July 1 being the middle of the year or the "average value" of the year 2000).

http://wayback.archive.org/200010/http://www.abc.com

This returns the document whose URL exactly matches http://www.abc.com and whose archival date most closely matches October 15, 2000 (the 15th being the middle of October or the "average value" of October, 2000).

Searching for all copies of a specific URL archived in a given time period

http://wayback.archive.org/YYYYMMDDhhmmss*/http://www.website.com

This returns all copies of a specific target URL (e.g. http://www.website.com) which were archived beginning with the date specified in the format YYYYMMDDhhmmss.

Example
http://wayback.archive.org/200003*/http://www.website.com

This query results in a list of all documents archived in March 2000 whose URLs begin with http://www.abc.com. The list might look like this:

http://wayback.archive.org/20000330120000/http://www.abc.com
http://wayback.archive.org/20000328173120/http://www.abc.com
http://wayback.archive.org/20000326121407/http://www.abc.com
http://wayback.archive.org/20000323095734/http://www.abc.com

etc.

Searching for all URLs for a site archived in a given given time period

http://wayback.archive.org/YYYYMMDDhhmmss*/http://www.website.com*

This returns all URLs that begin with the target URL (e.g. "http://www.website.com") and whose archival dates begin with the date specified.

Example
http://wayback.archive.org/200003*/http://www.abc.com*

This query results in a list of all documents archived in March 2000 whose URLs begin with http://www.abc.com. The list might look like this:

http://wayback.archive.org/20000330120000/http://www.abc.com
http://wayback.archive.org/20000327153210/http://www.abc.com/pages.html
http://wayback.archive.org/20000326115906/http://www.acb.com/index.html
http://wayback.archive.org/20000320021630/http://www.abc.com/reviews.html
etc.


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