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One of the main things that VagabondJouney.com was lacking was a single “point” page where a visitor could visit and see what was going on all over the site. This website is massive, it has over 8,000 pages in ten sections. It became clear to me that I needed to make the homepage pull up [...]

One of the main things that VagabondJouney.com was lacking was a single “point” page where a visitor could visit and see what was going on all over the site.

This website is massive, it has over 8,000 pages in ten sections.

It became clear to me that I needed to make the homepage pull up automatic updates from across the site as a whole. I have done this now.

Visit the new Vagabond Journey Travel Homepage

It seems to me as if readers do not make it a habit to check the homepage or to navigate through the site beyond my travelogue, but there is a lot going on here. 80% of my webmaster work goes towards other parts of the site than the travelogue.

Now I have a single page that shows what is going on site wide, please visit the new Vagabond Journey Travel Homepage, and perhaps make it your point of entry into the site.

Thanks,

Wade

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Wade Shepard is the founder and editor of Vagabond Journey. He has been traveling the world since 1999, through 88 countries. He is the author of the book, Ghost Cities of China, and contributes to Forbes, The Diplomat, the South China Morning Post, and other publications. has written 3411 posts on Vagabond Journey. Contact the author.

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  • brandon November 7, 2010, 1:32 am

    Great job Wade. It’s very focused and easy to navigate. I can’t imagine how long it took to consolidate everything!

    I like how the Travel Help section is near the top. I don’t know what your stats are but I bet just as many people are looking for advice on traveling just as much as they want to know what’s going on by reading the Travelogue.

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    • Wade | Vagabond Journey.com November 8, 2010, 9:17 pm

      Thanks Brandon,

      Been working hard to develop a good point page that has everything that is going up on the site posted automatically. Very true, the Travel Help section is one of the most heavily trafficked parts of the site. It comes in at number three to the travelogue and the travel photos sections. I put a ton of time into it, so it would be great to have more regular readers digging through there, leaving snippets of their knowledge and experience where they can.

      Thanks for reading!

      Walk Slow,

      Wade

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