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Are web mentions accurate substitutes for inlinks for Spanish universities?

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dc.contributor.author Ortega, Jose Luis es_ES
dc.contributor.author Orduña Malea, Enrique es_ES
dc.contributor.author Aguillo, Isidro F. es_ES
dc.date.accessioned 2015-02-16T15:09:02Z
dc.date.available 2015-02-16T15:09:02Z
dc.date.issued 2014
dc.identifier.issn 1468-4527
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10251/47151
dc.description This article is (c) Emerald Group Publishing and permission has been granted for this version to appear here. Emerald does not grant permission for this article to be further copied/distributed or hosted elsewhere without the express permission from Emerald Group Publishing Limited es_ES
dc.description.abstract urpose – Title and URL mentions have recently been proposed as web visibility indicators instead of inlink counts. The objective of this study is to determine the accuracy of these alternative web mention indicators in the Spanish academic system, taking into account their complexity (multi-domains) and diversity (different official languages). Design/methodology/approach – Inlinks, title and URL mentions from 76 Spanish universities were manually extracted from the main search engines (Google, Google Scholar, Yahoo!, Bing and Exalead). Several statistical methods, such as correlation, difference tests and regression models, were used. Findings – Web mentions, despite some limitations, can be used as substitutes for inlinks in the Spanish academic system, although these indicators are more likely to be influenced by the environment (language, web domain policy, etc.) than inlinks. Research limitations/implications – Title mentions provide unstable results caused by the multiple name variants which an institution can present (such as acronyms and other language versions). URL mentions are more stable, but they may present atypical points due to some shortcomings, the effect of which is that URL mentions do not have the same meaning as inlinks. Practical implications – Web mentions should be used with caution and after a cleaning-up process. Moreover, these counts do not necessarily signify connectivity, so their use in global web analysis should be limited. Originality/value – Web mentions have previously been used in some specific academic systems (US, UK and China), but this study analyses, in depth and for the first time, an entire non-English speaking European country (Spain), with complex academic web behaviour, which helps to better explain previous web mention results. es_ES
dc.language Inglés es_ES
dc.publisher Emerald es_ES
dc.relation.ispartof Online Information Review es_ES
dc.rights Reserva de todos los derechos es_ES
dc.subject Search engines es_ES
dc.subject Webometrics es_ES
dc.subject Universities es_ES
dc.subject Link analysis es_ES
dc.subject Spain es_ES
dc.subject Web mentions es_ES
dc.subject.classification BIBLIOTECONOMIA Y DOCUMENTACION es_ES
dc.subject.classification COMUNICACION AUDIOVISUAL Y PUBLICIDAD es_ES
dc.title Are web mentions accurate substitutes for inlinks for Spanish universities? es_ES
dc.type Artículo es_ES
dc.identifier.doi 10.1108/OIR-10-2012-0189
dc.rights.accessRights Abierto es_ES
dc.contributor.affiliation Universitat Politècnica de València. Instituto de Diseño para la Fabricación y Producción Automatizada - Institut de Disseny per a la Fabricació i Producció Automatitzada es_ES
dc.description.bibliographicCitation Ortega, JL.; Orduña Malea, E.; Aguillo, IF. (2014). Are web mentions accurate substitutes for inlinks for Spanish universities?. Online Information Review. 38(1):59-77. doi:10.1108/OIR-10-2012-0189 es_ES
dc.description.accrualMethod Senia es_ES
dc.relation.publisherversion http://www.emeraldinsight.com/doi/full/10.1108/OIR-10-2012-0189 es_ES
dc.description.upvformatpinicio 59 es_ES
dc.description.upvformatpfin 77 es_ES
dc.type.version info:eu repo/semantics/publishedVersion es_ES
dc.description.volume 38 es_ES
dc.description.issue 1 es_ES
dc.relation.senia 257825


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