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One of the programs featured in the book, LexiURL Searcher, has been replaced by Webometric Analyst, which is very similar.

The book was published in April, 2009.

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Introduction to Webometrics: Quantitative Web Research for the Social Sciences

This is the web site of the following book:.

Thelwall, M. (2009). Introduction to Webometrics: Quantitative Web Research for the Social Sciences. San Rafael, CA: Morgan & Claypool (Synthesis Lectures on Information Concepts, Retrieval, and Services, 2009, Vol. 1, No. 1).

FREE ONLINE EXTENDED UPDATE TO THE BOOK ABOVE: Thelwall, M. (2013). Introduction to webometrics and social web research methods[free in-progress draft copy]. University of Wolverhampton. [This can be read on its own or as an update to the original book]

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Apology to information scientists: This book is written to introduce particular webometrics techniques to social scientists, building on the work of the Statistical Cybermetrics Research Group in this direction for the past few years. As a result it downplays most webometric research produced outside of Wolverhampton. It is not the intention of the book to minimise others' work, just to get a new audience for webometrics.