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Web Site Popularity as a Search Parameter

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000123564D
Original Publication Date: 1999-Jan-01
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2005-Apr-05
Document File: 1 page(s) / 16K

Publishing Venue

IBM

Related People

Isensee, S: AUTHOR [+4]

Abstract

Web searches typically return large numbers of hits and it is desirable to filter these down to a smaller number which are more likely to match the interests of the user. This invention provides a means to narrow the number of hits by prioritizing sites according to the number of other sites which link to them.

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Web Site Popularity as a Search Parameter

   Web searches typically return large numbers of hits and it
is desirable to filter these down to a smaller number which are more
likely to match the interests of the user.  This invention provides a
means to narrow the number of hits by prioritizing sites according to
the number of other sites which link to them.

   Sites which are frequently linked to by other sites are
the large, popular sites.  When a user does a web search, these
popular sites are more likely to be what they are looking for than
are the sites which are seldom linked to.  The present invention does
a standard keyword as search engines do today, but then prioritizes
the list in order of number of times a site is linked to by other
sites.

   Site popularity can combined with other search parameters at
the user's choice.