Many people have shown interest in making sure the Wayback Machine has
copies of the web pages they care about most. These saved pages can be
cited, shared, linked to – and they will continue to exist even after
the original page changes or is removed from the web.
There are several ways to save pages and whole sites so that they
appear in the Wayback Machine. Here are 5 of them.
1. Save Page Now
Put a URL into the form, press the button, and we save the page. You
will instantly have a permanent URL for your page. Please note, this
method only saves a single page, not the whole site.
At the moment, there are a few exceptions for this method – some sites
prohibit crawling, a few have SSL (security) settings that make it
break – but this method will work for most pages. The feature saves
the page you enter including the images and CSS. It does not save any
of the outlinks, and can’t be used to initiate a crawl of an entire
web site. We do not keep your IP address, so your submission is
2. Browser extensions and add-ons
Install the Wayback Machine Chrome extension in your browser. Go to a
page you want to archive, click the icon in your toolbar, and select
Save Page Now. We will save the page and give you a permanent URL.
The same provisos from "Save Page Now" apply – there are some pages
where it won’t work, and it only saves one page at a time. One plus
to installing the extension though is that now as you surf around,
when you run into a missing page we will alert you if we have a saved
More extensions, apps, and add-ons:
Nobody loves a primary source more than a Wikipedia editor. To that
you to quickly save a web page from any browser.
4. Volunteer for Archive Team
Archive Team is an entirely volunteer-driven group who are interested
in saving Internet history. Many of the sites and pages they save end
up in the Wayback Machine. Visit the Archive Team site to learn more
about how to volunteer with them.
5. Sign up for an Archive-It Account
Archive-It is a subscription service provided by Internet Archive that
allows you to run your own crawling projects without any technical
expertise. Tell us what to crawl and how often to crawl it, and we
execute the crawl and put the results in the Wayback Machine.
Archive-It is a paid subscription service with technical and web
archivist support. This option is most appropriate for organizations
that have a mandate to save certain types or categories of web content
on a regular basis. If your institution is a current Archive-It
partner, contact them for how you can contribute.