One of today’s most famous search engine (Google®) is primarily based on the PageRank® methodology described by Brin and Page (1998). As part of this methodology of indexing pages there are some features that could be of great help for those looking to evaluate the impact of a website over the Internet. The links pointing to a particular URL (link network) can be obtained with a simple query search. Here we present an analysis of the link network of five Latin American science communication websites, exploring the applications of this methodology and what to remind of during this evaluation.

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Content and link network analysis of five science communication websites in Latin America

Fabio Castro Gouveia   Fundação Oswaldo Cruz

Eleonora Kurtenbach   UFRJ

One of today’s most famous search engine (Google®) is primarily based on the PageRank® methodology described by Brin and Page (1998). As part of this methodology of indexing pages there are some features that could be of great help for those looking to evaluate the impact of a website over the Internet. The links pointing to a particular URL (link network) can be obtained with a simple query search. Here we present an analysis of the link network of five Latin American science communication websites, exploring the applications of this methodology and what to remind of during this evaluation.

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