LOG4P: AN INNOVATIVE LOGGER FRAMEWORK FOR WEB PORTALS - Towards New Metrics For Web Portals

Gennaro Costagliola, Filomena Ferrucci, Vittorio Fuccella, Luigi Zurolo

Abstract

Content Management Systems and Web Portal Frameworks are more and more widely adopted in Web development. Those kinds of software often produce web pages whose layout is divided in sections called, in the case of Web Portals, “portlets”. Portlets can be produced by different sources and then aggregated in the same page by the portal. For Web portals, traditional web metrics based on page visits can be inadequate for fully understanding user’s interest, due to the heterogeneity of content and the variety of sources. This paper proposes a system for evaluating the web traffic at a deeper level than the page visit one: the level of the sections, or of the portlets. The interest of the user in the sections of the page is gauged through implicit interest indicators, such as, section visibility, mouse movements and other client-side interactions. Our system is composed of two different products: a framework that, opportunely instantiated in a web portal, allows the production of a log, and a log analyzer. The possible uses and benefits gained by research in the fields of web traffic analysis, portal design and usability are investigated in depth.

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Costagliola G., Ferrucci F., Fuccella V. and Zurolo L. (2007). LOG4P: AN INNOVATIVE LOGGER FRAMEWORK FOR WEB PORTALS - Towards New Metrics For Web Portals . In Proceedings of the Third International Conference on Web Information Systems and Technologies - Volume 2: WEBIST, ISBN 978-972-8865-78-8, pages 98-105. DOI: 10.5220/0001289300980105


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@conference{webist07,
author={Gennaro Costagliola and Filomena Ferrucci and Vittorio Fuccella and Luigi Zurolo},
title={LOG4P: AN INNOVATIVE LOGGER FRAMEWORK FOR WEB PORTALS - Towards New Metrics For Web Portals},
booktitle={Proceedings of the Third International Conference on Web Information Systems and Technologies - Volume 2: WEBIST,},
year={2007},
pages={98-105},
publisher={SciTePress},
organization={INSTICC},
doi={10.5220/0001289300980105},
isbn={978-972-8865-78-8},
}


in EndNote Style

TY - CONF
JO - Proceedings of the Third International Conference on Web Information Systems and Technologies - Volume 2: WEBIST,
TI - LOG4P: AN INNOVATIVE LOGGER FRAMEWORK FOR WEB PORTALS - Towards New Metrics For Web Portals
SN - 978-972-8865-78-8
AU - Costagliola G.
AU - Ferrucci F.
AU - Fuccella V.
AU - Zurolo L.
PY - 2007
SP - 98
EP - 105
DO - 10.5220/0001289300980105