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I'm not a UI person and would love to get your recommendation -

which page should be my homepage?

  1. myvoternation.com

or

  1. http://myvoternation.com/mvn/questions
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closed as not a real question by Charles Boyung, Sk93, ChrisF, Patrick McElhaney Dec 20 '10 at 17:16

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This is not a real question - rather it is SPAM designed to put up a link to another site. –  Tim Holt Dec 19 '10 at 18:49
    
@Tim - agree completely. –  Charles Boyung Dec 20 '10 at 3:38
    
Maybe a better phrasing would be: Which is better UX; making your homepage be the content or having a splash page with information about what it is? In other words, use foreplay or just dive right in? –  Glen Lipka Dec 20 '10 at 5:23
    
If it truly isn't spam, then, OP: please use example.com –  DA01 Dec 20 '10 at 15:57
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@Tim Holt Why do you feel this is spam? The question asker commented on an answer below, and they need to link to their site somehow in order for us to see what they're talking about. If there's a reason to close this question, it's because it could use more details, such as context and what is trying to be achieved. –  Rahul Dec 20 '10 at 16:42

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The simple answer is: every page is your home page.

Many visitors to your site will arrive via search engines such as Google. Most of these visitors will not land on your home page. This means you have to treat every page as your start page and write your content accordingly.

For example, I work on a large website where fewer than 9% of visitors arrive on the home page.

The importance of the home page has been in decline for at least 7 years. This trend seems likely to continue.

For further information I recommend Myth #17: The homepage is your most important page.

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This is really easy. Get Google Site Optimizer and try both methods. No one is going to be able to perfectly predict the results. However, the results answer your question.

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When you say "should be my homepage" what do you mean? Do you mean for promotional purposes, for site navigation, or something else?

The reason I ask is that, to some extent, myvoternation.com is your home page, by definition. The top-level of a site is usually considered as it's homepage. For that reason i'd advise against 'pretending' that another page is your site's home (e.g. In navigation) since that's likely to confuse.

If the content that's currently on /mvn/questions is more relevant when acting as home page content than the content of the current home page, then that's an argument to change the content of the current home page.

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Exactly, trying to decide whether the content page should be the homepage. That's the big decision. –  pennyfiller13 Dec 19 '10 at 22:00

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