Friday, 5 August 2016

Webometric Analyst uses the Bing API for up to 5000 free searches per month. From 2017, this free service will be discontinued by Microsoft and replaced with a paid-for service that cost about one cent/penny per 10 queries.

Tuesday, 12 August 2014

Mendeley Searches

Webometric Analyst allows searches for the number of Mendeley readers of lists of articles. It also reports the subject areas and occupations of these readers. This gives some information about who reads the articles. You must be a Mendeley user to exploit this feature but it is free. To access it, see the help on the Webometric Analyst home page.

Bing searches

Webometric Analyst allows searches via Bing but please see the home page for information about how to get a free key from Microsoft to unlock this feature.

Thursday, 2 August 2012

Webometric Analyst versions before August 1, 2012 do not work

Webometric Analyst versions before August 1, 2012 do not work - please download a new version to continue using it. There are new restrictions on the number of searches per month and to continue using it please get a key. See the web site for more information.

Monday, 11 April 2011

Webometric Analyst replaces LexiURL Searcher

Webometric Analyst is the new name for LexiURL Searcher. Along with the name change, Yahoo has been removed (because it shut down its support for program-submitted searches) and link searches have been replaced by URL citation (or title mention) searches. Please visit to download Webometric Analyst if you use LexiURL Searcher for link analysis

Friday, 22 May 2009

Online help manuals

LexiURL Searcher now has upgraded online help manuals and tutorials and its graphing tool SocSciBot Network's manual is online now too.

Saturday, 8 March 2008

What is LexiURL Searcher

LexiURL Searcher is a program to automatically download results from commercial search engines (currently Yahoo! and Live Search) via their permitted online process. It also contains many features to process the results for analysis purposes. The plan is to eventually replace LexiURL with LexiURL Searcher.
Some of the LexiURL Searcher features are quite powerful and are restricted from general users either becuase they may waste the time of search engines by submitting too many queries, or becuase they are critical for the Web Audit service provided by the Cybermetrics research group.