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Homepage: Is It really Necessary To Have One On My Website?

Discussion in 'General Marketing' started by enterprisemind, Nov 6, 2012.

  1. #1
    Hi,
    SEMrush
    I am currently running several niche sites that don't have a homepage. As I post new content, it is the first thing my visitors see when then enter my site. I was wondering if this may be hindering my success in some way. I've seen several site that have homepages that still only feature the content anyway. And if it is hindering my success, what type of homepage would yield the best conversions? Please advise.

    Thanks
     
    enterprisemind, Nov 6, 2012 IP
    SEMrush
  2. thesaifeye

    thesaifeye Member

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    Definitely! It's the main station of the link juice to link back. Nothing to think without it.
     
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    JerrickYeoh Active Member

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    I never depend on my homepage to get conversion because high conversion page usually came from landing page which talk about specific product rather than general or everything in one.
    But homepage is a need which is hard for people to trust you if you ask them to go your shop to buy product without a well storefront and only a storeroom .
    usually conversion are came from some flow which they might come from hompage only toward your product page or they go your home page search for other product then just back to the landing page to make purchase.
    So i believe its a need for homepage.
     
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    gusher08 Active Member

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    Every websites definitely needs a homepage. Homepage stands as the face of your whole site and a lot of people always looks for the homepage first before going to internal pages.
     
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    JamesColin Prominent Member

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    Well you have a homepage, even if it's the list of most recent content, that's the homepage of all blogs..

    What would be nice and original would be that if one go to the homepage he is then redirected to a random article of the site, each time a different one. In that case there would be no homepage indeed.
     
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    isababy Greenhorn

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    Think of your homepage as the capital city of your country.

    You may have different places, but there sure is that one place where people think of as the center -- that is your homepage.
     
    isababy, Nov 7, 2012 IP
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    ninjamtlt1 Active Member

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    Yea you need the homepage as the base of your site, and that's where people will link to the most :)
     
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    Michael Thai Peon

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    Agree with the comments above, you do need a homepage. Remember to have an awesome landing page for higher conversion rate!! This is very important!
     
    Michael Thai, Nov 7, 2012 IP
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    enterprisemind Member

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    Parton my ignorance, but what the difference between a landing page and a home page?
     
    enterprisemind, Nov 7, 2012 IP
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    enterprisemind Member

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    Thanks for everyone's responses. Now comes the tedious task of trying to create a productive homepage. Any ideas?
     
    enterprisemind, Nov 7, 2012 IP
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    playreblox Greenhorn

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    On my homepages I add a lot of links and pictures. I add titles good colors and stuff like that.
     
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    enterprisemind Member

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    Great idea, thanks playreblox
     
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    unknownpray Active Member

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    For the homepage, you can try one slice PSD files converted to HTML. I rather opt in Simple and eye catching homepage focus on landing page/pages rather than homepage with lots links refers to different topic and criteria. You can get PSD and HTML conversion mere $5 on fiverr.
     
    unknownpray, Nov 14, 2012 IP