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Why hasn't it visited me in sooo long?

9:34 am on Jan 12, 2003 (gmt 0)

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My site was archived a number of times throughout 2001, but it hasn't touched me since.

Anyone know why? .. and how to invite it back?


10:40 am on Jan 12, 2003 (gmt 0)

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Vidman, welcome to WebmasterWorld,

Check this thread:


It seems they are always 6 months behind at least.

11:12 pm on Jan 13, 2003 (gmt 0)

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The Internet Archive gets its data from Alexa. Check to see if Alexa has crawled you by checking your logs for "ia_archiver".

Alexa donates its crawl to the Internet archive after 6 months, so the Wayback Machine will never have the most recent stuff...

11:21 pm on Jan 13, 2003 (gmt 0)

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You may want to check your robots.txt file and make sure you have not disallowed the bot.
6:07 am on Jan 14, 2003 (gmt 0)

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Thanks for not reaming me out for not searching previous threads :)

My robots.txt contains:

User-agent: *
Disallow: /cgi-bin/

Thanks for the log tip... I'll write a script to check it on a daily basis.

2:14 am on Jan 18, 2003 (gmt 0)

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I see it crawling my site :)


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