Comparing webometric with web-independent rankings: a case study with German universities
Thamm, Mark and Mayr, Philipp (2011) Comparing webometric with web-independent rankings: a case study with German universities. pp. 1-3. In: Proceedings of the ACM WebSci'11, June 14-17 2011, Koblenz, Germany.
In this paper we examine if hyperlink-based (webometric) indicators can be used to rank academic websites. Therefore we analyzed the interlinking structure of German university websites and compared our simple hyperlink-based ranking with official and web-independent rankings of universities. We found that link impact could not easily be seen as a prestige factor for universities.
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