Best websites to set and use as your homepage

Updated: 04/12/2021 by Computer Hope
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Changing your homepage to a website or web page you enjoy or find useful allows you to find what you want on the Internet faster each time you open your browser. Below is a list of some of the most popular sites used as homepages on people's browsers.

Tip

Once you've decided on what homepage you want to use, see: How to change my browser's homepage.

Google or another search engine

Tip

Google is the most popular website and search engine on the Internet. However, all modern browsers have an omnibox or search box built into them. So, instead of using a search engine as your homepage, consider one of the alternatives mentioned below and use your browser's search utility instead.

Website: https://www.google.com/

Other search engines like, Bing, DuckDuckGo, and Yahoo!, are good alternatives that include news, weather, stocks, and other options to make the search page feel more like a portal.

Websites: https://www.bing.com/, https://duckduckgo.com/, https://www.yahoo.com/, and https://www.msn.com/

Social network site

YouTube

Social network and media sites like Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, and YouTube can also be set as your homepage. If you're the only user on your computer and frequently visit a social network, use it as your homepage to keep up-to-date with friends.

Websites: https://www.facebook.com/, https://www.instagram.com/, https://twitter.com/, and https://www.youtube.com/

Gmail or another online e-mail service

E-mail accounts are a commonly used service on the Internet. You can quickly get through all your e-mail by setting Gmail, Outlook, or another online e-mail service as your homepage.

Websites: https://www.gmail.com/ and https://www.outlook.com/

Sports site

If you enjoy watching sports and reading about your favorites sports team or player, set your homepage to a sports site. ESPN is a popular site providing scores and news about all the major sports, teams, and players.

Website: https://www.espn.com/

If you prefer one specific sport, like baseball, basketball, football, hockey, or Nascar, set your homepage to a site that caters to that sport.

Websites: https://www.mlb.com/, https://www.nba.com/, https://www.wnba.com/, https://www.nfl.com/, https://www.nhl.com/, https://www.nascar.com/, https://www.pgatour.com/news.html, https://www.lpga.com/news

For statistical analysis or sports journalism, set your homepage to sites such as FiveThirtyEight Sports, The Ringer Sports, or Sports Illustrated.

Websites: https://fivethirtyeight.com/sports/, https://www.theringer.com/sports, https://www.si.com/

Reddit

Reddit

Reddit is another fantastic choice for your homepage as it brings you popular stories on the subjects you're most interested. If you frequently visit Reddit, setting it as your homepage allows you to view new content or posts straight away.

Website: https://www.reddit.com/

Favorite news site

Getting the latest news is available from some of the suggestions mentioned above. However, if you have a favorite news site you frequently visit, having it as your homepage can keep you up-to-date with the latest news each time you open your browser.

Alternatively, having a site like Google News as your homepage can give you the latest news and best headlines from multiple sources simultaneously.

Website: https://news.google.com/

Custom homepage and bookmark sites

Many websites allow you to customize a homepage or view the most popular bookmarks. Below are a few of these websites with a brief description of each.

  • Protopage - Very similar to the old iGoogle site, Protopage allows you to add and remove widgets from a custom page, with links to pages and news stories that interest you.
  • Kadaza - A clean and straightforward site that lets you have quick access to all your favorite pages.
  • 444Websites - A great site for quickly getting an overview of the most popular pages on the Internet.

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