Wayback Machine Statistics and Facts (2020) | By the Numbers



wayback machine statistics and facts

Here are a few of the most interesting Wayback Machine statistics and facts I was able to dig up. 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 statistics and factsWayback Machine Facts

  • Wayback Machine Website: archive.org
  • Wayback Machine Alternative Name: The Internet Archive
  • Wayback Machine Launch Date: 1996
  • Wayback Machine Founders: Brewster Kahle and Bruce Gilliat
  • Wayback Machine Headquarters: San Francisco, CA

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)

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

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