Modeling Traffic on the Web Graph

  title={Modeling Traffic on the Web Graph},
  author={Mark R. Meiss and Bruno Gonçalves and Jos{\'e} J. Ramasco and Alessandro Flammini and Filippo Menczer},
Analysis of aggregate and individual Web requests shows that PageRank is a poor predictor of traffic. We use empirical data to characterize properties of Web traffic not reproduced by Markovian models, including both aggregate statistics such as page and link traffic, and individual statistics such as entropy and session size. As no current model reconciles… CONTINUE READING