The Wayback Machine

I guess most Google Answers Researchers have used the Internet Archive’s Wayback Machine, but if you haven’t then it’s definitely one to check out.

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Start at the Internet Archive Home Page, and type a URL into box above the “Take me back” button (not the “Search” box at the top). You will then see a page listing every date for which the Internet Archive holds a copy of that webpage. Just click on the date that you are interested in.

For example, here’s how the Google home page looked in 1998.

The advanced search lets you find archived pages in other ways, and also allows you to highlight the changes from one date to another.

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