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The Best WayBack Machine Alternative

The wayback machine at archive.org has recently made changes and as a result it had me and my team scrambling to find an alternative.

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Archive.org has been a key part of my processes for a few years! It along with MajestiSEO.com is(was) the best source to review a site to see if it had been abused.

The WayBack machine now only shows the history for live sites. Meaning if a domain is expired it will simply give an error. My hope is this is a bug with the new site and it will be fixed shortly but for those of us that are finding clean expired domains an alternative is needed!

You can provide feedback to Archive.org here

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ScreenShots.com is the best WayBack Machine Alternative

There are many alternatives however most of them focus on providing a service of monitoring pages you select moving forward (such as Stillio.com).

We need something that will show how a site looked historically and ScreenShots.com will do this.

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 Pros

  • It shows exactly how the site looked including images
  • Has very good historical coverage compared to any other alternative
  • Shows additional DomainTools information in a handy reference window

Cons

  • Site is only an image and can’t not see destination of links
  • Sometimes the image is too low of resolution to read text/anchor text
  • Does not have as good of historical coverage as archive.org

Another alternative which is not as good but does the job is http://archive.today/ 

Changes to Our PBN Building and Domain Finding System:

Instead of checking Archive.org we must now…

The results will be the same with a complete backlink and archive check but it will result in increased complexity when building PBNs.

 

About the Author Jon

I am a 33 year old husband, father of 3, engineer and a huge fan of developing systems to build useful and profitable websites. The reason I build online businesses is to provide financial independence for my family and yours AND so I can spend time outside skiing and biking with my family.
Jon Gillham, Online Entrepreneur

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