25 most frequently referenced Web sites

The WebCrawler Top 25 is a list of the most frequently referenced pages on the World Wide Web. What's a WebCrawler? It's an automated database that indexes the contents of the Web. It is sort of the Veronica of the Web--you can type in a word or phrase and the program, having already scouted out vast parts of the Web, will quickly point you to the pages that suit your needs. The best part is this: as it explores the Web, WebCrawler keeps notes about how often pages are linked to other pages. This list shows which Web pages are most frequently referenced by other ones. Since the list is based on those documents that have been visited by the WebCrawler, it's only an estimate. This list, updated on Sunday, June 12, 1994, is based on data from 37,784 documents on 5,783 different servers. You can use the WebCrawler for yourself by connecting to http://www.biotech.washington.edu/WebCrawler/WebCrawler.html.

Figure 2.17: The WebCrawler

  1. The World Wide Web Initiative: The Project (referenced 742 times) http://info.cern.ch/hypertext/WWW/TheProject.html
  2. NCSA Mosaic Home Page (603) http://www.ncsa.uiuc.edu/SDG/Software/Mosaic/NCSAMosaicHome.html
  3. The World-Wide Web Virtual Library: Subject Catalogue (528) http://info.cern.ch/hypertext/DataSources/bySubject/Overview.html
  4. What's New With NCSA Mosaic (483) http://info.cern.ch/hypertext/DataSources/bySubject/Overview.html
  5. NCSA's Network Starting Points (339) http://www.ncsa.uiuc.edu/SDG/Software/Mosaic/StartingPoints/NetworkStartingPoints.html
  6. NASA Information Services via World Wide Web (326) http://info.cern.ch/hypertext/DataSources/bySubject/Overview.html
  7. Worldwide WWW Information- -The Virtual Tourist (309) http://wings.buffalo.edu/world
  8. The WorldWideWeb Meta Index (306) http://www.ncsa.uiuc.edu/SDG/Software/Mosaic/MetaIndex.html
  9. World Wide Web Home Page (250) http://info.cern.ch/
  10. Alphabetical List of Web Servers(248) http://info.cern.ch/hypertext/DataSources/WWW/Geographical.html
  11. CUI W3 Catalog (237) http://cui_www.unige.ch/w3catalog
  12. WorldWideWeb Demonstration Document (233) http://www.ncsa.uiuc.edu/demoweb/demo.html
  13. World-Wide Web Servers: Summary (224) http://info.cern.ch/hypertext/DataSources/WWW/Servers.html
  14. Planet Earth Home Page (218) http://white.nosc.mil/info.html
  15. mtv.com Main Menu (204) http://mtv.com/
  16. Data sources classified by access protocol (188) http://info.cern.ch/hypertext/DataSources/ByAccess.html
  17. NCSA's Hypertext Markup Language Primer http://www.ncsa.uiuc.edu/demoweb/html-primer.html (188)
  18. WIRED Magazine's Rest Stop on the Infobahn (184) http://www.wired.com/
  19. NCSA Mosaic Home Page (176) http://www.ncsa.uiuc.edu/General/NCSAHome.html
  20. Current Weather Maps/Movies (172) http://rs560.cl.msu.edu/weather
  21. The Whole Internet Catalog (166) http://nearnet.gnn.com/wic/newrescat.toc.html
  22. Sun Microsystems Home Page (165) http://www.sun.com/
  23. Hypertext Markup Language Primer http://www.ncsa.uiuc.edu/General/Internet/WWW/HTMLPrimer.html (164)
  24. WWWW - the World Wide Web Worm (155) http://www.cs.colorado.edu/home/mcbryan/WWWW.html
  25. EINet Galaxy (154) http://galaxy.einet.net/galaxy.html

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