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April 30, 2019

April 2019 crawl archive now available

The crawl archive for April 2019 is now available! It contains 2.5 billion web pages or 198 TiB of uncompressed content, crawled between April 18th and 26th.
Sebastian Nagel
Sebastian Nagel
Sebastian is a Distinguished Engineer with Common Crawl.

The crawl archive for April 2019 is now available! It contains 2.5 billion web pages or 198 TiB of uncompressed content, crawled between April 18th and 26th.

Data Type File List #Files Total Size
Compressed (TiB)
Segments segment.paths.gz 100
WARC warc.paths.gz 56000 44.86
WAT wat.paths.gz 56000 16.32
WET wet.paths.gz 56000 6.96
Robots.txt files robotstxt.paths.gz 56000 0.16
Non-200 responses non200responses.paths.gz 56000 1.67
URL index files cc-index.paths.gz 302 0.19
Columnar URL index files cc-index-table.paths.gz 900 0.23

The April crawl contains page captures of 750 million URLs not contained in any crawl archive before. New URLs are sampled based on the host and domain ranks (harmonic centrality) published as part of the Nov/Dec/Jan 2018/2019 webgraph data set from the following sources:

  • sitemaps, RSS and Atom feeds
  • a breadth-first side crawl within a maximum of 3 links (“hops”) away from the homepages of the top 60 million hosts and domains and a random sample of 1 million human-readable sitemap pages (HTML format)
  • a random sample of 1 billion outlinks taken from WAT files of the March crawl

The following minor changes to the crawler configuration have been made:

  • the crawler now sends again an Accept-Language HTTP header, requesting English content
  • the configuration has been tweaked to include less non-HTML content

Archive Location and Download

The April crawl archive is located in the commoncrawl bucket at crawl-data/CC-MAIN-2019-18/.

To assist with exploring and using the dataset, we provide gzipped files which list all segments, WARC, WAT and WET files.

By simply adding either s3://commoncrawl/ or https://data.commoncrawl.org/ to each line, you end up with the S3 and HTTP paths respectively.

The Common Crawl URL Index for this crawl is available at: https://index.commoncrawl.org/CC-MAIN-2019-18/. Also the columnar index has been updated to contain this crawl.

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