Links to commercial websites as a source of business information

@article{Vaughan2004LinksTC,
  title={Links to commercial websites as a source of business information},
  author={Liwen Vaughan and Guozhu Wu},
  journal={Scientometrics},
  year={2004},
  volume={60},
  pages={487-496}
}
Websites of China's top 100 information technology (IT) companies were examined. Link count to a company's website was found to correlate with the company's revenue, profit, and research and development expenses. This suggests that Web hyperlinks to commercial sites can be a business performance indicator and thus a source of business information. This information is useful for Web business intelligence and Web data mining. As a comparison to IT companies, China's top 100 privately owned… CONTINUE READING

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