, Volume 76, Issue 2, pp 315–326 | Cite as

Hyperlink analysis for government websites of Chinese provincial capitals

  • Erjia YanEmail author
  • Qinghua Zhu


With the data retrieved from the search engines of Yahoo and SOGOU, this article aims to study the total backlink counts, external backlink counts and the Web Impact Factors for government websites of Chinese provincial capitals. By studying whether the backlink counts and WIFs of websites associate with the comprehensive ratings for these websites, the article demonstrates that the backlink counts can be a better evaluation measure for government websites than WIFs. At length, this article also discusses the correlation between backlink counts and economic capacity, and illustrates that backlink counts can also be an indicator for economic status.


Search Engine Provincial Capital Economic Capacity Commercial Search Engine Link Count 
These keywords were added by machine and not by the authors. This process is experimental and the keywords may be updated as the learning algorithm improves.


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Department of Information ManagementNanjing UniversityNanjingP. R. China

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