Web structure, age and page quality

Ricardo Baeza-Yates, Felipe Saint-Jean, Carlos Castillo

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This paper is aimed at the study of quantitative measures of the relation between Web structure, age, and quality of Web pages. Quality is studied from different link-based metrics and their relationship with the structure of the Web and the last modification time of a page. We show that, as expected, Pagerank is biased against new pages. As a subproduct we propose a Pagerank variant that includes age into account and we obtain information on how the rate of change is related with Web structure.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)3-14
Number of pages12
JournalCEUR Workshop Proceedings
Publication statusPublished - 1 Dec 2002
Event2nd International Workshop on Web Dynamics, WebDyn 2002, in Conjunction with the 11th International World Wide Web Conference - Honululu, HI, United States
Duration: 7 May 20027 May 2002


ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Computer Science(all)

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Baeza-Yates, R., Saint-Jean, F., & Castillo, C. (2002). Web structure, age and page quality. CEUR Workshop Proceedings, 702, 3-14.