Web Presence and Impact Factors for Middle-Eastern Countries

Noruzi, Alireza Web Presence and Impact Factors for Middle-Eastern Countries. Online, 2006, vol. 30, n. 2, pp. 22-28. [Journal article (Paginated)]


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This study investigates the Web presence and Web Impact Factor (WIF) for country code top-level domains (ccTLDs) of Middle-Eastern countries, and sub-level domains (SLDs) related to education and academic institutions in these countries. Counts of links to the web sites of Middle-Eastern countries were calculated from the output of Yahoo search engine. In this study, we compute the WIF at two levels: top-level domains, and sub-level domains. The results show that the Middle-Eastern countries, apart from Turkey, Israel and Iran, have a low web presence. On the other hand, their web sites have a low inlink WIF. Specific features of sites may affect a country’s Web Impact Factor. For linguistic reasons, Middle-Eastern web sites (Persian, Kurdish, Turkish, Arabic, and Hebrew languages) may not receive and attract the attention that they deserve from the World Wide Web community.

Item type: Journal article (Paginated)
Keywords: Webometrics, Bibliometrics, Web Impact Factors (WIF), Link analysis, Middle-East, Asia, Universities
Subjects: H. Information sources, supports, channels. > HQ. Web pages.
L. Information technology and library technology > LC. Internet, including WWW.
Depositing user: Dr. Alireza Noruzi
Date deposited: 08 Nov 2006
Last modified: 02 Oct 2014 12:02
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/10760/7264


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