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Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/2436/4017
Title:
Subject gateway sites and search engine ranking.
Authors:
Thelwall, Mike
Abstract:
The spread of subject gateway sites can have an impact on the other major Web information retrieval tool: the commercial search engine. This is because gateway sites perturb the link structure of the Web, something used to rank matches in search engine results pages. The success of Google means that its PageRank algorithm for ranking the importance of Web pages is an object of particular interest, and it is one of the few published ranking algorithms. Although highly mathematical, PageRank admits a simple underlying explanation that allows an analysis of its impact on Web spaces. It is shown that under certain stated assumptions gateway sites can actually decrease the PageRank of their targets. Suggestions are made for gateway site designers and other Web authors to minimise this.
Citation:
Online Information Review, 26(2): 101-107
Publisher:
MCB UP Ltd
Issue Date:
2002
URI:
http://hdl.handle.net/2436/4017
DOI:
10.1108/14684520210424566
Additional Links:
http://www.emeraldinsight.com/10.1108/14684520210424566
Type:
Article
Language:
en
ISSN:
14684527,00000000
Appears in Collections:
Statistical Cybermetrics Research Group ; Statistical Cybermetrics Research Group

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dc.contributor.authorThelwall, Mike-
dc.date.accessioned2006-08-24T10:13:07Z-
dc.date.available2006-08-24T10:13:07Z-
dc.date.issued2002-
dc.identifier.citationOnline Information Review, 26(2): 101-107en
dc.identifier.issn14684527,00000000-
dc.identifier.doi10.1108/14684520210424566-
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/2436/4017-
dc.description.abstractThe spread of subject gateway sites can have an impact on the other major Web information retrieval tool: the commercial search engine. This is because gateway sites perturb the link structure of the Web, something used to rank matches in search engine results pages. The success of Google means that its PageRank algorithm for ranking the importance of Web pages is an object of particular interest, and it is one of the few published ranking algorithms. Although highly mathematical, PageRank admits a simple underlying explanation that allows an analysis of its impact on Web spaces. It is shown that under certain stated assumptions gateway sites can actually decrease the PageRank of their targets. Suggestions are made for gateway site designers and other Web authors to minimise this.en
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dc.language.isoenen
dc.publisherMCB UP Ltden
dc.relation.urlhttp://www.emeraldinsight.com/10.1108/14684520210424566en
dc.subjectSubject gatewaysen
dc.subjectPage rankingen
dc.subjectInterneten
dc.subjectWorld Wide Weben
dc.subjectInformation retrievalen
dc.subjectGoogleen
dc.subjectSearch enginesen
dc.titleSubject gateway sites and search engine ranking.en
dc.typeArticleen
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