On the universality of rank distributions of website popularity

@article{Teslyuk2004OnTU,
  title={On the universality of rank distributions of website popularity},
  author={Anton B. Teslyuk and Serge A. Krashakov and Lev N. Shchur},
  journal={CoRR},
  year={2004},
  volume={cs.NI/0404010}
}
We present an extensive analysis of long-term statistics of the queries to websites using logs collected on several web caches in Russian academic networks and on US IRCache caches. We check the sensitivity of the statistics to several parameters: (1) duration of data collection, (2) geographical location of the cache server collecting data, and (3) the year of data collection. We propose a two-parameter modification of the Zipf law and interpret the parameters. We find that the rank… CONTINUE READING