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Old 09-14-2006   #1
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Lightbulb I Want A Wayback Machine For SERPs

I wish there was a site like the Wayback Machine for SERPs. It would be great to check out my SERP's from back in the late 90's.

Just a random thought...

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Old 09-15-2006   #2
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I wish the same. I don't know how it happens, though. There's a lot of history in the SERPs that's being lost. One idea might be for people to contribute the examples they've gathered over time. I have a bunch from the old days and rank checking -- many others do as well. Or perhaps we have a community screenshot sharing site.
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Old 09-15-2006   #3
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I wonder if the Google spidering infrastructure has archive capability. It would not surprise me if it did. What a tale that would tell ;-)
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Old 09-15-2006   #4
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I think I just found a fun little weekend project.
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Old 09-15-2006   #5
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I'd prefer a WayBack Machine for Overture Search Suggestion Tool results. It's real helpful to try and plan out an SEO campaign for a seasonal campaign 3-4 months in advance.
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Old 09-15-2006   #6
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Trends?

Doesn't Google Trens provide this service to a certain extent? How would the service you envision differ? I could see an overture wayback service being useful...
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Old 09-17-2006   #7
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If you're just talking about the SERPs on particular words, then your keyword benchmarking tools should be able to archive these results in the position tracking process. We can go back in time with any of our clients and show the serps on any point in time on any of their benchmark keywords.

Most products don't do this, because its a data archiving nightmare... if you are not exceedingly cautious and clever about managing that data. SEOs who do this archiving process also have the advantage of being able to run reports on competitors--retroactively into the past! Awesome capability to have.
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Old 09-18-2006   #8
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Thumbs up WayBack Machine

hi dear there is a cool machine that u r looking for , go for www.Webarchive .org
in the left u will find ur tool .
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Old 09-18-2006   #9
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The web archive IS the wayback machine--same thing. I think FreeAgent and Danny are talking about viewing what the search engine results pages looked like on particular keywords in the past, so you can track a client's progress over time. It's like position tracking, but with the source data instead of just the SERP position number. It's a great way to say "how well have we done?"
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