A methodology to find web site keywords

Juan D. Velásquez, Richard Weber, Hiroshi Yasuda, Terumasa Aoki

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Abstract

For many companies and/or institutions it is no longer sufficient to have a web site and high quality products or services. What in many cases makes the difference between success and failure of e-business is the potential of the respective web site to attract and retain visitors. This potential is determined by a site's content, its design, and technical aspects, such as e.g. time to load the pages among others. In this paper, we concentrate on the content represented by free text of each of the web pages. We propose a method to determine the set of the most important words in a web site from the visitor's point of view. This is done combining usage information with web page content arriving at a set of keywords determined implicitly by the site's visitors. Applying self-organizing neural networks to the respective usage and content data we can identify clusters of typical visitors and the most important pages and words for each cluster. We applied our method to a bank's web site in order to show its benefits. Institutions that perform consequently and regularly the proposed analysis can design their web sites according to their visitors' needs and requirements and this way stay ahead of their competitors.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings - 2004 IEEE International Conference on e-Technology, e-Commerce and e-Service, EEE 2004
EditorsS.T. Yuan, J. Liu
Pages285-292
Number of pages8
Publication statusPublished - 2004 Sep 27
EventProceedings - 2004 IEEE International Conference on e-Technology, e-Commerce and e-Service, EEE 2004 - Taipei, Taiwan, Province of China
Duration: 2004 Mar 282004 Mar 31

Publication series

NameProceedings - 2004 IEEE International Conference on e-Technology, e-Commerce and e-Service, EEE 2004

Other

OtherProceedings - 2004 IEEE International Conference on e-Technology, e-Commerce and e-Service, EEE 2004
CountryTaiwan, Province of China
CityTaipei
Period04/3/2804/3/31

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Engineering(all)

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    Velásquez, J. D., Weber, R., Yasuda, H., & Aoki, T. (2004). A methodology to find web site keywords. In S. T. Yuan, & J. Liu (Eds.), Proceedings - 2004 IEEE International Conference on e-Technology, e-Commerce and e-Service, EEE 2004 (pp. 285-292). (Proceedings - 2004 IEEE International Conference on e-Technology, e-Commerce and e-Service, EEE 2004).