Libraries at University of Nebraska-Lincoln



This study examines the web impact and visibility of the websites of State Universities of Assam. Through various webometric parameters, the study analyzes the URLs, obtains Alexa traffic rank of websites and calculates the web impacts factors (WIFs) and WISER rank of the University websites. The raw data like the amount of web-pages, rich files, links etc. was collected by using the Google search engine and a web based Search Engine Optimization (SEO) tool. Findings revealed that the Top Level Domain (TLD) is the mostly used domain extension by the state university websites of Assam. The websites of Assam Rajiv Gandhi University of Cooperative Management, Gauhati University & Assam Agricultural University are the top ranked websites as per Alexa rankings for both Global and Indian rank. In terms of Revised Web Impact Factor (RWIF), Assam Rajiv Gandhi University of Cooperative Management holds the first rank with 3.033 RWIF. Based on the WISER index value, it is observed that the Dibrugarh University with 8.865 WISER index value is in the first place, followed by Assam Agricultural University with 7.286 WISER index value and Cotton University with 6.396 WISER index value are placed in second and third positions respectively.