ERIC Number: ED479557
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2002-Oct
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New Trends in Web Usage Patterns and Web Traffic.
Jensen, Jens F.
As the Web is expanding, the Web traffic is changing, and so are the users. To get an adequate understanding of the Web as a medium, it is of paramount importance to know the users and the dominant usage patterns. The purpose of this paper is to map important aspects of Web usage patterns, Web traffic and Web search behavior. Issues dealt with are, among other things, time spent per month, number of sessions per month, time spent during surfing session, page viewed per session and per month, duration of page viewed, number of unique sites visited, concentration of and the recent developments in Web traffic, given sites' shares of total page views, and significant aspects of Web users' search behavior (for example, frequency, time spent searching, kind of information searched for, most popular search terms, and satisfaction). (Contains 16 references.) (Author)
Descriptors: Information Seeking, Online Searching, Search Strategies, Use Studies, User Needs (Information), User Satisfaction (Information), Users (Information), Web Sites, World Wide Web
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