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Remembering what we like: Toward an agent-based model of Web traffic [article]

Bruno Goncalves, Mark R. Meiss, Jose J. Ramasco, Alessandro Flammini, Filippo Menczer
2009 arXiv   pre-print
Analysis of aggregate Web traffic has shown that PageRank is a poor model of how people actually navigate the Web.  ...  Using the empirical traffic patterns generated by a thousand users over the course of two months, we characterize the properties of Web traffic that cannot be reproduced by Markovian models, in which destinations  ...  This work was produced in part with support from the Institute for Information Infrastructure Protection research program.  ... 
arXiv:0901.3839v1 fatcat:3ssuvvjarbeundvek6hjbpxfyi

The Role Of Social Media In Real Estate Marketing: A Research On The Transformation Of Real Estate Marketing In Turkey

Çiğdem Aytekin, Seray Merve Keskin Demirli
2017 Öneri  
In this study, the rankings of the Alexa web site were used to construct the sample of the research and in this way the visitor traffic was determined by the highest five real estate website in Turkey  ...  Thus, it can be shown whether the real estate web site with the highest value metric has the same order in the Alexa valuation, and the role of social media in real estate marketing is evaluated within  ...  Traffic for 2016 figure 7: remax.com.tr Real Estate Web Site's Visitors Traffic for 2016 figure 8: kacmazemlak.com Real Estate Web Site's Visitors Traffic for 2016 Table 1 : 1 Real Estate Sites in First  ... 
doi:10.14783/maruoneri.vi.331567 fatcat:55rn4lb6abgazeq4yxh2y5pype

Topical interests and the mitigation of search engine bias

S. Fortunato, A. Flammini, F. Menczer, A. Vespignani
2006 Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America  
more traffic toward less popular sites, even in comparison to what would be expected from users randomly surfing the Web.  ...  On the down side, search engines bias the traffic of users according to their page-ranking strategies, and some have argued that they create a vicious cycle that amplifies the dominance of established  ...  anonymous reviewers, and the members of the Networks and Agents Network at Indiana University for helpful feedback on early versions of the manuscript; Alexa, Yahoo, and Google for extensive use of their web  ... 
doi:10.1073/pnas.0605525103 pmid:16901979 pmcid:PMC1568910 fatcat:vmvssvffu5guzk43p2xueqxqgm

The Rise and Fall of Fake News sites: A Traffic Analysis [article]

Manolis Chalkiadakis, Alexandros Kornilakis, Panagiotis Papadopoulos, Evangelos P. Markatos, Nicolas Kourtellis
2021 arXiv   pre-print
How much user traffic do they attract, in comparison to mainstream or real news websites?  ...  Over the past decade, we have witnessed the rise of misinformation on the Internet, with online users constantly falling victims of fake news.  ...  Top 15 third-parties on Web, ranked by ℎ. , and their respective coverage on fake and real news sites of our data. registered.  ... 
arXiv:2103.09258v1 fatcat:3gz4g45exralbora7usmnwwgby

Combining Website Search Engine Optimization with Advanced Web Log Analysis

Seamus Dromey, Ciara Heavin, Karen Neville
2005 European Conference on Information Systems  
The system (Googalyser) utilizes Web logs and content analysis to provide decisive information to Web developers in order to improve the cases ranking through for example www. Google.com.  ...  The system not only reports the rankings of the owners but compares an organization with its competitors and enables it to decisively formulate an online development strategy in improving its ranking and  ...  The system provides in real time intelligent search engine optimization suggestions for any page on the organization web site, subsequently the user can monitor any web pages ranking for a host of key  ... 
dblp:conf/ecis/DromeyHN05 fatcat:fzgawgoqjzbb7fmowykfen5opi

Towards understanding upstream Web traffic

David Gugelmann, Bernhard Ager, Vincent Lenders, Markus Happe
2015 2015 International Wireless Communications and Mobile Computing Conference (IWCMC)  
We argue that upstream traffic deserves the same or even higher attention since data flows towards Web servers generally entail privacy-relevant user information.  ...  While downstream Web traffic has been studied in detail, upstream Web traffic has not received much attention yet.  ...  In the previous Web model, the network traffic was highly asymmetric with most of the data flowing to the users.  ... 
doi:10.1109/iwcmc.2015.7289141 dblp:conf/iwcmc/GugelmannALH15 fatcat:kz3okkfhnbcstom2furhdmyxbi

Towards Classifying Third-Party Web Services at Scale

David Gugelmann, Bernhard Ager, Vincent Lenders
2014 Proceedings of the 2014 CoNEXT on Student Workshop - CoNEXT Student Workshop '14  
In this work we develop and evaluate a set of features for identifying tracking services in HTTP traffic.  ...  Many people are concerned about privacy in the Web. This has resulted in the emergence of various tools and suggestions for blocking tracking services.  ...  We additionally include content-centric Web sites for comparison (i.e., services with no or only little personalized content, such as news sites and Wikipedia).  ... 
doi:10.1145/2680821.2680838 dblp:conf/conext/GugelmannAL14 fatcat:yyfalcsfljflnkizcnp4tnoh7q

Discovery of ads web hosts through traffic data analysis

V. Bacarella, F. Giannotti, M. Nanni, D. Pedreschi
2004 Proceedings of the 9th ACM SIGMOD workshop on Research issues in data mining and knowledge discovery - DMKD '04  
In this work we present a web usage statistics-based solution to the problem, aimed at automatically -and, therefore, dynamically -building blacklists of sites that the users of a monitored web-community  ...  Our method performs a linear time complexity analysis on the traffic information which yields an abstraction of the linked web which can be incrementally up-dated, therefore allowing a streaming computation  ...  a modified PageRank algorithm to rank web pages.  ... 
doi:10.1145/1008694.1008707 dblp:conf/dmkd/BacarellaGNP04 fatcat:4gqnp4gnv5fhxhutb4hjknulsa

Improving Web Site's Accessibility

John D. Garofalakis, Panagiotis Kappos, Christos Makris
2001 The Web Conference  
of their link importance in the web space) with the popularity of the pages (measured in terms of their importance recognized by web users).  ...  We consider the problem of improving the performance of web access by proposing a reconstruction of the internal link structure of a web site in order to match the quality of the pages (measured in terms  ...  We want to maximize the page accesses to our web site, meaning that we want to increase the traffic and potentially the importance of our site's content for the benefit of the users.  ... 
dblp:conf/www/GarofalakisKM01 fatcat:cpxh2pdxmveqllswyy4yz5vz5m

Correlating Topology and Path Characteristics of Overlay Networks and the Internet

A. Iosup, P. Garbacki, J. Pouwelse, D. Epema
2006 Sixth IEEE International Symposium on Cluster Computing and the Grid (CCGRID'06)  
It is therefore crucial to understand the relation between underlay and overlay networks and to characterize the behavior of real users with regard to the Internet.  ...  Using this framework, we have performed measurements of BitTorrent, which is currently the P2P file sharing network with the largest amount of Internet traffic.  ...  At the time of the measurements, these sites were the top four BitTorrent web sites in the slyck.com's rankings 5 .  ... 
doi:10.1109/ccgrid.2006.1630905 fatcat:hozdmkqc7nhufea4slerhsyoke

Privacy Vulnerabilities in Encrypted HTTP Streams [chapter]

George Dean Bissias, Marc Liberatore, David Jensen, Brian Neil Levine
2006 Lecture Notes in Computer Science  
In our evaluations using real traffic, we find that many web sites are subject to this attack. With a training period of 24 hours and a 1 hour delay afterwards, the attack achieves only 23% accuracy.  ...  Accordingly, against 25 such sites, the attack achieves 40% accuracy; with three guesses, the attack achieves 100% accuracy for our data.  ...  In this paper, we show that an encrypted connection is not sufficient for removing traffic patterns that often reveal the web site that a user is visiting.  ... 
doi:10.1007/11767831_1 fatcat:t6rfn7th3fextiq2skug4z2txi

Modeling Traffic on the Web Graph [chapter]

Mark R. Meiss, Bruno Gonçalves, José J. Ramasco, Alessandro Flammini, Filippo Menczer
2010 Lecture Notes in Computer Science  
Analysis of aggregate and individual Web requests shows that Page-Rank is a poor predictor of traffic.  ...  The resulting model can reproduce the behaviors we observe in empirical data, especially heterogeneous session lengths, reconciling the narrowly focused browsing patterns of individual users with the extreme  ...  We observe that the Page-Rank model produces higher entropy than observed in the data: a PageRank walker picks starting pages with uniform probability, while a real user most often starts from a previously  ... 
doi:10.1007/978-3-642-18009-5_6 fatcat:5kfaaffemvfhllybn35fr2gvh4

Tranco: A Research-Oriented Top Sites Ranking Hardened Against Manipulation [article]

Victor Le Pochat, Tom Van Goethem, Samaneh Tajalizadehkhoob, Maciej Korczyński, Wouter Joosen
2018 arXiv   pre-print
To allow the research community to work with reliable and reproducible rankings, we provide Tranco, an improved ranking that we offer through an online service available at https://tranco-list.eu.  ...  In order to evaluate the prevalence of security and privacy practices on a representative sample of the Web, researchers rely on website popularity rankings such as the Alexa list.  ...  Moreover, the ranking providers generally do not filter out automated or fake traffic, or domains that do not represent real websites, further reducing the share of domains with real traffic in their lists  ... 
arXiv:1806.01156v2 fatcat:gdtcuavzjrbvvo54e6thwvdvqa

The Effectiveness of Centralized Payment Network Advertisements on Digital Branding during the COVID-19 Crisis

Damianos P. Sakas, Ioannis Dimitrios G. Kamperos, Dimitrios P. Reklitis, Nikolaos T. Giannakopoulos, Dimitrios K. Nasiopoulos, Marina C. Terzi, Nikos Kanellos
2022 Sustainability  
The results of this study suggest that, during crises, centralized payment networks (CPNs) and FinTech companies with high organic traffic tend to convert new visitors to actual "customers".  ...  In the case of COVID-19, centralized payment networks and FinTech companies' websites have been affected by user behavior globally.  ...  Average Pages per Site When a user enters a website, they access a lot of web pages, the metric Average Pages per Site counts how many web pages have been viewed per visitor [70] .  ... 
doi:10.3390/su14063616 fatcat:khh74cwoqzhr7dq4agtoewsmli

Web Workload Generation According to the UniLoG Approach

Andrey W. Kolesnikov, Bernd E. Wolfinger, Marc Herbstritt
2011 Networked Systems  
of typical Web traffic within a communication network.  ...  The paper presents a tool (UniLoG.HTTP) which can be used in a flexible manner to generate realistic and representative server and network loads, in terms of access requests to Web servers as well as creation  ...  In this section, we present the construction of a pool populated with home pages extracted from Alexa Web statistics service [18] which ranks Web sites according to their popularity among a large number  ... 
doi:10.4230/oasics.kivs.2011.49 dblp:conf/kivs/KolesnikovW11 fatcat:pkx3pbzxvfcv7acjzaqgykyjhy
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