Link analysis home page
Part I: Theory
1. Introduction
2. Crawlers and search engines
3. Theoretical perspectives
4. Sampling & correlations
Part II: Web structure
5. Link structures in the web graph
6. Content structure of the web
Part III: Academic links
7. Universities – link types
8. Universities - link models
9. Universities - international
10. Departments and disciplines
11. Journals and articles
Part IV: Applications
12. Site design & search engines
13. Health check for universities
14. Personal home pages
15. Academic network analysis
16. Business web sites
Part V: Tools and techniques
17. Search engines & Archive
18. Personal crawlers
19. Data cleansing
20. Cybermetrics database
21. Embedded link analysis
22. Social network analysis
23. Network visualisation
24. Academic web indicators
Part VI: Summary
25. Summary & future directions
26. Glossary
Online Appendix
Ethical issues for crawlers

Reviews of this book

- follow-up book (2009):
Introduction to Webometrics


Part II: Web Structure

5. Link Structures in the Web Graph

See chapter 23 for more web visualizations. See also the chapter 1 links for longitudinal web analysis studies.


Björneborn, L. (2003). Small-world link structures across an academic web space: a library and information science approach. PhD Thesis. Royal School of Library and Information Science, Copenhagen, Denmark.

Broder, A., Kumar, R., Maghoul, F., Raghavan, P., Rajagopalan, S., Stata, R., Tomkins, A. & Wiener, J. (2000). Graph structure in the web. Computer Networks, 33(1-6), 309-320.

Hayes, B. (2000a). Graph theory in practice: Part I. American Scientist, 88, 9-13.

Hayes, B. (2000b). Graph theory in practice: Part II. American Scientist, 88, 104-109.

New reference

Vaclav Petricek, Tobias Escher, Ingemar J. Cox, Helen Margetts (2006). The Web Structure of E-Government - Developing a Methodology for Quantitative Evaluation, WWW2006,