This article is the continuation of the analysis and research on quality of Armenian Internet resources and demand for them conducted in May 2004 and published at http://www.iatp.am/news/ArmIR.htm.
To remind, the concept of quality of information resources is quite capacious. It comprises a large quantity of parameters like timeliness, clearness and simplicity, importance, influence, actuality, popularity, information density, authenticity, self-descriptiveness, etc. Leading Armenian portals and websites on science, Mass Media, culture and art, state and government, international organizations and funds, education, IT (Information Technologies) field are considered as Internet resources.
By means of Yandex, rating of links to a resource is determined, and by means of Google (which has some hundreds of millions users) the quantity of documents referring to the internet resources considered in the mentioned period of time is defined in order to display the dynamic of indicators.
Table 1 shows results of the research, with lists of Armenian Internet resources sorted into two rating indicators of Yandex and Google.
As of December 2004, the first top ten resources out of over 100 ones in Google search engine included nt.am, aravot.am, iatp.am, armenia.ru, armenianow.com, anca.org, parliament.am, spyur.am, nt.am, arminco.com, armenia.ru. The rating indicators range between 28500 and 8910.
As of December 2004, the first top ten resources in Yandex search engine included diaspora.ru, armnet.ru, armenia.ru, sci.am, arminco.com, parliament.am, freenet.am, spyur.am, yerphi.am, azg.am. The index of link-indicators to resources ranges between 1300 and 275.
In the meantime, as of December 2004, the two rating lists of top ten resources (G – indicator in Google search engine, Y - indicator in Yandex search engine) included armenia.ru (11800G, 425Y), parliament.am (8580G, 350Y), spyur.am (14600G, 350Y), arminco.com (12800G, 375Y). This list is followed by aravot.am (28400G, 170Y), iatp.am (26100G, 210Y), port.am (8910G, 275Y), azg.am (3410G, 275Y), sci.am (2030G, 425Y), armenianhouse.org (4080G, 230Y), panarmenian.net (8580G, 200Y).
Analyzing Table 1, sorted out into ratings, we come to identical conclusions, made on the base of the previous results of the research at http://www.iatp.am/news/ArmIR.htm:
Ratings of Armenian search portals do not correspond to indicators of ratings of popular international search engines.
The calculated rating scheme reflects more objective evaluation of quality and influence of Armenian Internet resources and allows revealing:
а) Internet resources, quite unsatisfactory from the standpoint of quantity of link-indicators, influence and state of Armenian resources both in am web space, and ru, .com, .org and .net. Russian and international web spaces.
b) Many of websites with low rating indicators are mono- or bilingual.
The results of the research revealed interesting facts regarding the distribution of popularity indexes of a resource and link -indicators to it: the first three places occupy nt.am (28500 links), aravot.am (28400), and iatp.am (26100) out of 100 Armenian web resources according to the rating of Google.com. In May 2004, the first three places in the rating occupied digilib.am (12200 links), armenianow.com (11300) and iatp.am (11000), and according to the Yandex.ru rating - diaspora.ru (1300), armnet.ru (475), armenia.ru (425). In May 2004 the first three places in the rating were occupied by diaspora.ru (1100), seua.am (500), parliament.am (375). Thus, for the period of the research iatp.am occupied the leading place in the Google rating, and in the Yandex one - diaspora.ru.
The table on the Google rating is enclosed by humanist.am, chat.am and Armenia-genocide.org. as of December 2004. Among outsiders that have fewer than 10 links, are tempus.am, ysuac.am and the library named after A.Isahakayn.
Tables 2-7 contain ratings sorted out into sections: Armenian Education Websites, Libraries, Internet Providers, Mass Media, International Organizations and Funds, State Institutions.
Researches are conducted by V. Bleyan and O.Vahanyan under direction of G. Vahanyan