URL Classification Is Truly Impressive

June 8th, 2010

I cannot tell you how impressed I am with the concept of URL categorization.  The more that I research this topic, the more impressed I become.

The idea that classifying a website based solely on its URL is a worthwhile endeavor seems foolish at first hearing.  However, I have seen that not only is this a less expensive way to classify websites, but it is just as accurate (or more accurate) as text/content and anchor text classification.

Furthermore, URL categorization has been shown to accurately predict Google page rank within 1 rank.  Obviously it is even more difficult to calculate Google page rank because the algorithm is unknown and must be guessed at as best as possible,

Truly, I am impressed with URL categorization and I think it will be only more widespread in the future.