A session-based empirical investigation of web usage

  title={A session-based empirical investigation of web usage},
  author={Mario Christ and Steffan Baron and Ramayya Krishnan and Daniel Nagin and Oliver G{\"u}nther},
This paper reports the results of a study of Web usage of 139 users over a 8 month period of time. It uses a longitudinal Web log analysis of the URLs accessed during 33916 user-days of Web usage. It aims to detect changes in Web usage associated with increased experience of using the Web. Specifically, it answers the question whether or not users shift from undirected browsing in the Web to directed access of Web sites as they gain expertise in using the Web. We used a session-based approach… CONTINUE READING