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What is a home page?

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1:22 pm on Mar 18, 2004 (gmt 0)

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Personally I use "home page" as synonymous with "site".
When I say, "take a look at my home page" I don't mean, "stay away from all sub-pages".

I have noticed that many people use "home page" instead of index page, like in, "don't just SEO your home page, optimise every page".

The kind people at BBC great me with a, "MAKE THIS YOUR HOMEPAGE" - does this mean that I can only put my own links & other stuff on [bbc.co.uk...] - or did they give me ownership of their entire site?

[edited by: Macguru at 1:29 pm (utc) on Mar. 18, 2004]
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1:28 pm on Mar 18, 2004 (gmt 0)

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Homepage refers to the index page. All the rest are just pages on your site.
1:33 pm on Mar 18, 2004 (gmt 0)

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Hi Hagstrom,

hannamyluv is right from a webmaster's perspective. From a user's point of view, when you click on links like "MAKE THIS YOUR HOMEPAGE" a script is launch to replace your default home page (mostly for IE windows) in your Internet connexion preferences. Wich mean you will end up there everytime you connect to the Internet.

12:45 pm on Mar 19, 2004 (gmt 0)

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I suspect the origin of the term goes way back to the beginning of the web...when it meant the page you kept your "bookmarks" on, which would generally be either the start page when using your own terminal, or the first you'd go to when using another
12:25 pm on Mar 24, 2004 (gmt 0)

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Hi Eric

I took a look at the site in your profile and now I get your point.

But I would still like to make BBC's homepage my homepage. I could use a few PR9 backlinks ;)