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Thelwall, Mike – Internet Research, 2002
Describes Web survey methodologies used to study the content of the Web, and discusses search engines and the concept of crawling the Web. Highlights include Web page selection methodologies; obstacles to reliable automatic indexing of Web sites; publicly indexable pages; crawling parameters; and tests for file duplication. (Contains 62…
Descriptors: Content Analysis, Indexing, Measurement Techniques, Search Engines
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Thelwall, Mike – Internet Research, 2001
Discusses business use of the Web and related search engine design issues as well as research on general and academic links before reporting on a survey of the links published by a collection of business Web sites. Results indicate around 66% of Web sites do carry external links, most of which are targeted at a specific purpose, but about 17%…
Descriptors: Computer System Design, Hypermedia, Information Services, Information Sources
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Thelwall, Mike – Internet Research, 2000
Reports on a survey of 60,087 commercial worldwide Web sites that investigated their design and rate of search engine registration. Discusses the need to register sites with search engines to make them more accessible to potential customers and recommends the use of HTML META tags for proper indexing. (Author/LRW)
Descriptors: Access to Information, Indexing, Surveys, World Wide Web