How to Check History of a Website

In this quick start tutorial you will learn about a tool that can help you to check history of a website. It means you can now check how a website actually looks 10 years before.

Wayback Machine, a free online tool that can help you to check how a website looks before. It is provided by the Internet Archive(archive.org), a digital library of Internet sites.

Wayback Machine captures snapshots of a URL with a particular date and time and all the snapshots are stored in the Internet Archive digital library which you can check anytime.

How Wayback Machine is Helpful?

  • Checking history of a website.
  • Keeping track of which website is saying what and when.
  • Checking history before buying a domain.
  • Checking when a URL was first live.
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To check a history of a URL you just need to enter the URL address in the Wayback Machine and hit enter. All the stored snapshots with the URL become available for you.

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The snapshots will appear in a calendar view maps to explore by a particular year, month, date, and time.

You just need to hover on a particular date and click on a snapshot link that you want to check. Wayback Machine will load the history of the site of that snapshot time.

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Keep in mind, the maps only represents how many times the URL is crawled and not the number of times the site is actually updated.

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