I have a craigslist archive from which I am trying to extract details and prices about products. I want to extend my search back to the year 2005, but the tenth page tells me "There is nothing here." The ninth page is from April 3 of 2015, so relatively recent. How can I access craigslist listings from further back than 2015?


You can see what days the Wayback Machine has archived a given URL by changing the date portion of the URL to an asterisk:

The problem is that they've only ever crawled that specific URL once, and it returned a redirect (status 302).

It's possible that there's some other service out there trying to specifically archive Craigslist entries -- Archive.org just takes snapshots every so often, and is much more likely to miss things that were posted in periods when they weren't grabbing snapshots of the site.

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