Why Are Websites Co-linked? The Case of Canadian Universities

Title

Why Are Websites Co-linked? The Case of Canadian Universities

Subject

Webometrics;Web usage mining

Creator

Vaughan, Liwen
Kipp, Margaret
Gao, Yijun

Publisher

Springer Netherlands

Rights

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Relation

Scientomatrics, 72(1): 81-92

Format

application/pdf

Language

eng

Type

Text

Identifier

10.1007/s11192-007-1707-y

Abstract

This study examined why Websites were co-linked using Canadian university Websites as the test set. Pages that co-linked to these university Websites were located using Yahool. A random sample of 859 co-linking pages (the page that initiated the co-link) was retrieved and the contents of the page, as well as the context of the link, were manually examined to record the following variables: language, country, type of Website, and the reasons for co-linking. The study found that in over 94% of cases, the two co-linked universities were related academically; many of these cases (38%) showed a relationship specifically in teaching or research. This confirms results, from previous quantitative studies, that Web co-links can be a measure of the similarity or relatedness of sites being co-linked and that Web co-link analysis can thus be used to study relationships among linked Websites.

Date Available

2007-06-17

Extent

11 pages

Collection

Citation

Vaughan, Liwen, Kipp, Margaret, and Gao, Yijun, “Why Are Websites Co-linked? The Case of Canadian Universities,” CALASYS - CALA Academic Resources & Repository System, accessed November 12, 2019, http://ir.cala-web.org/items/show/135.