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==Website home page==
 
A home page is generally the maincentral page [[web page]] a visitor navigating to a [[website]] from a [[web search engine|search engine]] will see, and it may also serve as a [[landing page]] to attract visitors.<ref>{{Cite web|url=http://www.smartinsights.com/conversion-optimisation/landing-page-optimisation/home-page-as-landing-page/|title=Home Page as Landing Page examples - Smart Insights Digital Marketing Advice|date=2014-05-23|language=en-US|access-date=2016-07-01}}</ref><ref name=wdi76>{{cite book |last=Campbell |first=Jennifer |title=Web Design: Introductory |url=https://books.google.com/books?id=5IDAAgAAQBAJ&pg=PA76 |year=2014 |publisher=Cengage Learning |isbn=978-1-305-17627-0 |page=76}}</ref> The home page is used to facilitate navigation to other pages on the site by providing links to prioritized and recent articles and pages, and possibly a search box.<ref name=nn>{{cite web |url=http://www.nngroup.com/articles/top-ten-guidelines-for-homepage-usability/ |title=Top 10 Guidelines for Homepage Usability |author=Jakob Nielsen |publisher=nngroup.com |date=12 May 2002 |accessdate=4 September 2014}}</ref> For example, a news website may present headlines and first paragraphs of top stories, with links to full articles.<ref>{{cite book |last=Kalbach |first=James |title=Designing Web Navigation |url=https://books.google.com/books?id=LC0cG-vFJbcC&pg=PA106 |year=2007 |publisher=O'Reilly Media |isbn=978-0-596-55378-4 |page=106}}</ref> Meanwhile, other websites use the home page to attract users to create an account. Once they are logged in, the home page may be redirected to their profile page. This may in turn be referred to as the "personal home page".<ref>{{Cite book|url=https://books.google.com/books?id=YUk7swNT3rQC|title=Building Social Web Applications|last=Bell|first=Gavin|date=2009-09-17|publisher="O'Reilly Media, Inc."|isbn=9781449379414|language=en}}</ref>
 
A website may have multiple home pages. [[Wikipedia]], for example, has a home page at wikipedia.org, as well as language-specific home pages, such as en.wikipedia.org and de.wikipedia.org. The [[Uniform Resource Locator]] (URL) of a home page is most often the base-level [[domain name]], such as <nowiki>https://example.com</nowiki>.