What makes a near perfect Home Page?

Jump to Last Post 1-4 of 4 discussions (4 posts)
  1. jamiekingmedia profile image54
    jamiekingmediaposted 7 years ago

    What makes a near perfect Home Page?

    What is the best way to set out our website home page? Lots of content, little content, engaging graphics, images, introduction text, summary of all the sites sections, news website style layouts, dymanic content, flash animations, "shop window" style layouts, etc.
    Some sites have very basic welcome text where users then select where they want to go, where other sites have a mass of content and can seem very busy. What's the best practices to apply?

    https://usercontent2.hubstatic.com/4329625_f260.jpg

  2. tom_caton profile image79
    tom_catonposted 7 years ago

    I guess that depends on your target audience, the content you're showing, and the purpose of the site overall.

    For example if you are doing a sports news site, the updates are going to be constant and this will need to reflect on your home page strongly, people want to know what's happening as it happens, and the information needs be easy to pinpoint. So that sounds like a difficult mix of "Barraging" visitors with information while keeping the segments instantly recognisable.

    What I might do in such a situation is divide the homepage into distinctive sections (below a short main welcome and perhaps a top news rss feed), with each sport getting a section. At the top of each section, probably in the title I'd have a link to a page dedicated to that sport, while below that there might be rss feeds for latest news, links to special sections like merch or something.

    Of course that doesn't really answer your question, all I'm trying to say is that how you present a homepage has to be good for the audience that will be recieving it, it has to instantly give them what they need , which in the above case is distinguishable sections with fast, constant updating.

  3. jamiekingmedia profile image54
    jamiekingmediaposted 7 years ago

    No Tom, that's a pretty neat answer. The fundamental factor of what your talking about is pretty much the nucleus of it all.
    Yes all home pages will be different based around the target audience, but as you say, easily found information is going to be key.
    That opened my eyes on the matter to be honest, shall look at this in a new direction and see what ideas develope.
    I think best practice would be to have your users almost design the layout for you....?

  4. cashmere profile image83
    cashmereposted 6 years ago

    Your website can provide you with an alternative income or it could just go bust. So what makes a near perfect home page for your website? read more

 
working

This website uses cookies

As a user in the EEA, your approval is needed on a few things. To provide a better website experience, hubpages.com uses cookies (and other similar technologies) and may collect, process, and share personal data. Please choose which areas of our service you consent to our doing so.

For more information on managing or withdrawing consents and how we handle data, visit our Privacy Policy at: https://hubpages.com/privacy-policy#gdpr

Show Details
Necessary
HubPages Device IDThis is used to identify particular browsers or devices when the access the service, and is used for security reasons.
LoginThis is necessary to sign in to the HubPages Service.
Google RecaptchaThis is used to prevent bots and spam. (Privacy Policy)
AkismetThis is used to detect comment spam. (Privacy Policy)
HubPages Google AnalyticsThis is used to provide data on traffic to our website, all personally identifyable data is anonymized. (Privacy Policy)
HubPages Traffic PixelThis is used to collect data on traffic to articles and other pages on our site. Unless you are signed in to a HubPages account, all personally identifiable information is anonymized.
Amazon Web ServicesThis is a cloud services platform that we used to host our service. (Privacy Policy)
CloudflareThis is a cloud CDN service that we use to efficiently deliver files required for our service to operate such as javascript, cascading style sheets, images, and videos. (Privacy Policy)
Google Hosted LibrariesJavascript software libraries such as jQuery are loaded at endpoints on the googleapis.com or gstatic.com domains, for performance and efficiency reasons. (Privacy Policy)
Features
Google Custom SearchThis is feature allows you to search the site. (Privacy Policy)
Google MapsSome articles have Google Maps embedded in them. (Privacy Policy)
Google ChartsThis is used to display charts and graphs on articles and the author center. (Privacy Policy)
Google AdSense Host APIThis service allows you to sign up for or associate a Google AdSense account with HubPages, so that you can earn money from ads on your articles. No data is shared unless you engage with this feature. (Privacy Policy)
Google YouTubeSome articles have YouTube videos embedded in them. (Privacy Policy)
VimeoSome articles have Vimeo videos embedded in them. (Privacy Policy)
PaypalThis is used for a registered author who enrolls in the HubPages Earnings program and requests to be paid via PayPal. No data is shared with Paypal unless you engage with this feature. (Privacy Policy)
Facebook LoginYou can use this to streamline signing up for, or signing in to your Hubpages account. No data is shared with Facebook unless you engage with this feature. (Privacy Policy)
MavenThis supports the Maven widget and search functionality. (Privacy Policy)
Marketing
Google AdSenseThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
Google DoubleClickGoogle provides ad serving technology and runs an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
Index ExchangeThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
SovrnThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
Facebook AdsThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
Amazon Unified Ad MarketplaceThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
AppNexusThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
OpenxThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
Rubicon ProjectThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
TripleLiftThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
Say MediaWe partner with Say Media to deliver ad campaigns on our sites. (Privacy Policy)
Remarketing PixelsWe may use remarketing pixels from advertising networks such as Google AdWords, Bing Ads, and Facebook in order to advertise the HubPages Service to people that have visited our sites.
Conversion Tracking PixelsWe may use conversion tracking pixels from advertising networks such as Google AdWords, Bing Ads, and Facebook in order to identify when an advertisement has successfully resulted in the desired action, such as signing up for the HubPages Service or publishing an article on the HubPages Service.
Statistics
Author Google AnalyticsThis is used to provide traffic data and reports to the authors of articles on the HubPages Service. (Privacy Policy)
ComscoreComScore is a media measurement and analytics company providing marketing data and analytics to enterprises, media and advertising agencies, and publishers. Non-consent will result in ComScore only processing obfuscated personal data. (Privacy Policy)
Amazon Tracking PixelSome articles display amazon products as part of the Amazon Affiliate program, this pixel provides traffic statistics for those products (Privacy Policy)