Best websites to set and use as your homepage

Updated: 04/26/2017 by Computer Hope

set igoogle as home pageChanging your homepage to a website or web page that 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 the most popular sites used as homepages on most people's browsers.

Tip: Once you've decided on what homepage you want to use you can view our how to change my browser's homepage section for steps on how to change your homepage.

Google or another search engine

Google is the most popular website on the Internet and also the most popular homepage. However, all browsers today now have an Omnibox or search box built into the browser.

Instead of using Google or another search engine as your homepage consider one of the alternatives mentioned below and use your browser's search ability when you need to search for something.

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

Other search engines like Bing, DuckDuckGo, and Yahoo! are also popular homepage destinations and unlike Google have news, weather, stocks, and other personal settings to make the page feel more like a portal.

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

Facebook or another social network site

YouTubeBehind search engines, social network sites like Facebook, Twitter, and YouTube can also be set as your homepage. If you are the only user on your computer and you frequently visit a social networking site consider setting it as your homepage to keep in contact with all your friends' and family.

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

Gmail or another online e-mail service

E-mail is another common destination most people visit when 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/

Reddit

RedditReddit is a fantastic site that can be used as your homepage to bring you the most popular stories of the areas that most interest you. If you frequently visit Reddit having it set as your homepage can get you access to what you're most likely to find interesting faster.

Website: http://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 news sites at once.

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 about each of them.

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

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