As a semantic web or www 3.0 emerged wide, linked data soon became a necessity for one and all. You might wonder why is it even helpful if you can actually input all the data for each and every page? If you think linked data sources spread all around the web are just going to confuse and threaten your data’s privacy, you should check out the following benefits.
· You can organize a large amount of data
We usually store data in documents or spreadsheets and launch them online for particular products and services. Say, if you had the same content on more than one page, would you write it repeatedly? Wouldn’t you like to write once and link it as required? Linked data thus ensures separate and organized files for all the data and information to arrange it in distinct categories.
· Less expenditure of resources
As the repeated data is no longer an issue, the files and data analyzing resources reduce in number. Your business or website can use open-linked data documents and connect them to other open resources on the web. Easy data organization and quick computing can also reduce your system’s demands, which ultimately reduce the overall expenditure.
· Easy to manipulate or update the files
Business data is always real-time and changes practically. If you need to update features, add new prospects or modify the data structure, you have to change the raw data document. What if you have shared this data in multiple places? Wouldn’t it be a hassle to change one and all? Linked data cuts out this tedious work as content is always available as a single document connected to others. Thus, you effectively have to change only once.
· Quick and real-time data analysis
Data linking is way quicker compared to writing or copying. If you are a vast business working by uploading real-time data obtained from the web, it can be tedious to do all the work manually. Linked sheets or data sources with hyperlinks or connected documents can reflect the updated data without any manual change at all.
· Improves data integrity
While developing a website and launching data and brand on the web, you, the business owners, should look for data security and integrity. Since your content will multiply with time, you need to look for resources to help you manage the lot perfectly. Linked data can reduce confusion, secure your data and store it transparently on the web.
· More advertising and easy propaganda
Linking your website’s data to other blogging or promoting websites can always improve your search results. The more your page is integrated on the web, the more it will appear on various web searches. It will only boost your site’s viewing rate and help with rapid advertising. You can connect to the frequently visited websites, popular blogs, and your internal pages to increase the traffic.