Wayback Machine Statistics, User Counts and Facts (2021)



Here are a few of the most interesting Wayback Machine statistics and facts I was able to dig up including user counts. As always, be sure to check back in the future as I will be updating this post as new and updated stats become available.

Wayback Machine Facts

What is Wayback Machine?

The Internet Archive is a 501(c)(3) non-profit that was founded by Brewster Kahle in 1996 to build an Internet library, with the purpose of offering permanent access for researchers, historians, and scholars to the world’s knowledge in digital format. (source)

Additional Wayback Machine Statistics

Size of the Internet Archive:

35 petabytes

Last updated 2/28/20


Number of Wayback Machine webpage captures:

330 billion

Last updated 2/28/20


Number of images archived in the Wayback Machine:

3 million

Last updated 2/28/20


Number of videos archived in the Wayback Machine:

4 million

Last updated 2/28/20


Number of audio recordings archived in the Wayback Machine:

4.5 million

Last updated 2/28/20


Number of books and texts archived in the Wayback Machine:

20 million

Last updated 2/28/20


Number of software programs archived in the Wayback Machine:

200,000

Last updated 2/28/20


Please note that some of these numbers are easier to find than others. A few of these Wayback Machine stats come from their own reports, but some are based on news reports and not official company tallies. No information contained on DMR should be relied upon to make investment decisions. Basically, this is the best I can find and I don’t guarantee anything to be 100%.