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System and Method to Actively Prioritize Web Browsing Bookmarks based on User Browsing Activities

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000246436D
Publication Date: 2016-Jun-06
Document File: 3 page(s) / 28K

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Abstract

Disclosed is a method and system to prioritize a user’s web browser bookmarks and then present the bookmarks in a user-friendly, easily locatable, way. The system analyzes and assigns bookmark priorities based on the frequency of visits to a site, the average time interval between visits, whether the user has searched for or visited any similar topics or related websites, and cross-device browsing patterns.

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System and Method to Actively Prioritize Web Browsing Bookmarks based on User Browsing Activities

Web browser users save bookmarks about a variety of subjects. As the number of bookmarks increases, the user might have difficulty locating a specific one. Existing solutions allow users to organize their bookmarks by subject, but no solutions offer prioritization capabilities.

The novel contribution is a method and system to prioritize a user's web browser bookmarks and then present the bookmarks in a user-friendly, easily locatable, way. This method applies to a single list of bookmarks or a set of bookmarks organized into folders. In the case of folders, the order in which the folders are presented changes based on the number of visits to the pages stored in each folder. Whether the view is by individual bookmarks or folders, the system can present the prioritized lists to the user in a list via a menu or surfaced to the toolbar level and viewed in real time whenever the browser is open.

The system prioritizes a user's saved bookmarks in real time as the user browses the web. The method provides users with automatically prioritized lists of saved bookmarks based on history and ongoing browsing actions. Once prioritized, the bookmarks can
be easily located or flagged for removal/cleanup. The system can be a plugin/add-on to a browser or can be a native function to the browser. Users can enable/disable it at will. Prioritization is based on factors such as:


 Popularity: frequency of visits to a site


 Infrequency: average time interval between visits


 Relevancy: whether the user has searched for or visited any similar topics or related websites


 Cross-Device Browsing Patterns: to which devices has the user shared the bookmarks and the level to which the user performed searches

The following scenarios describe our invention and its implementations.

Bookmarks Prioritized based on Popularity and Infrequency

1. Each time the user visits a site that has been saved as a bookmark, the system:
A. Increases a counter associated with that bookmark
B. Records the average time interval between visits

2. In the user view, the system dynamically displays the bookmarks with the most frequently visited pages presented first. Because the visit frequencies are checked each time the bookmarks are displayed, the order of the bookmarks may be different each time, depending on changing values of the page visit frequency.

Bookmarks Prioritized based on Relevancy


1. User saves bookmarks related to cars, sports, and technology


2. User performs an Internet search for a vehicle by manufacturer and model


3. The system analyzes the search terms and determines that it is related to cars

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4. The systems analyzes the user's bookmarks and determines that the user has saved two bookmarks related to cars and assigns those two bookmarks a higher priority than the others that have been saved (related to sports and technology)

5. The system displa...