How can I know when a webpage was written or last updated?

By rodion15
Aug 5, 2015
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  1. Sometimes when I read articles there's no date to be seen and Google doesn't always show the date. Is there some way to learn when the webpage was last updated?.
  2. learninmypc

    learninmypc TS Evangelist Posts: 6,551   +332

  3. jobeard

    jobeard TS Ambassador Posts: 9,156   +598

    Unless the site makes an effort to care that information has a natural property of time, it most often is not available. Once in a while the page source can carry a META tag
  4. rodion15

    rodion15 TS Booster Topic Starter Posts: 128

    Internet Archive
    Although this site will not give you an exact modified date, it should give you a general idea. Also, it allows you to view the history of a page, even if it is offline. Visit the Internet Archive, and then enter the URL of the page in question into their search bar.
  5. jobeard

    jobeard TS Ambassador Posts: 9,156   +598

    That will report the archive date, not the last modification date for the page. The really hard ones are pages dynamically generated by the server.

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