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Can I tell who is accessing archive.org archived documents from my site from my server logs?

I currently host a website with a collection of some of my projects, where a few of them are currently undergoing a patent review process. I don't want these documents to be public (though they were ...
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Is there any way to keep a link unmodified when crawled by Archive-It?

We are using Archive-It's "Standard" seed type (see https://support.archive-it.org/hc/en-us/articles/208332843-Assign-and-edit-a-seed-type-), and wish to keep some links, particularly to ...
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Is there any SEO benefit in having a site archived by archive.org's "Wayback Machine"?

Is there any SEO benefit of having a site frequently archived by the Wayback Machine vs. being completely excluded?
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Why does Google AdSense see content taken from my old site on the Internet Archive as plagiarized?

Some years back I hosted a blog but unfortunately the blog wen off, so later I hosted another blog with a different domain because the older one has been taken. So I grabbed all my content from http:/...
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Using the Internet Archive’s Wayback Machine as a CDN

Can the Internet Archive’s Wayback Machine be used as a content-distribution network (CDN)? Aside from the moral problem of stealing bandwidth from an organization I love, would serving a unique file ...
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What determines the frequency the Wayback Machine crawls one's website?

I understand archive.org takes its website list to crawl from Alexa, but I don't understand how it decides the snapshot frequencies for each website. We can see some websites are crawled multiple ...
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How to properly (dis)allow the archive.org bot? Did things change, if so when?

I have a website that I mostly don't want to be indexed by search engines, but I do want to preserve it for eternity on archive.org. So my robots.txt starts with this: User-agent: * Disallow: / ...
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How to prevent Alexa and Google from indexing our stuff?

My traffic is not from search engine and I want to prevent bots or others from displaying or accessing it. What would be a good .htaccess code to do so? I've heard User-agent: ia_archiver Disallow:...
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Is there a way to make Alexa's ia_archiver slow down its crawling of my website?

Alexa's ia_archiver bot is the main contributor to the Internet Archive's "Wayback Machine" web collection, and there are advantages to having my website included in that collection. There are other ...
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Control over the Internet Archive besides just "Disallow /"?

Are there any mechanisms to control what the Internet Archive archives on a site? I know to disallow all pages I could add: User-agent: ia_archiver Disallow: / Can I tell the bot that I want them to ...
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