Definition: Webometrics involves the study of online content. Webometrics focuses on the numbers and types of hyperlinks between different online sites. Such approaches have been considered as a type of altmetrics. “The study of the quantitative aspects of the construction and use of information resources, structures and technologies on the Web drawing on bibliometric and informetric approaches” (Björneborn & Ingwersen, 2004).

Related terms: Altmetrics, Bibliometrics

Reference: Björneborn and Ingwersen (2004)

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