How to Make Dogpile My Search Home Page

by Tim Mammadov

Dogpile is a web-based search engine similar to Google or Yahoo. It distinguishes itself from the other websites by pulling the search results from other search engines when trying to find the information you seek. If you like this search engine and want to set it as homepage, you have to use your browser's options to do so. Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox and the Safari web browsers are some of the most popular ones and it will take you only a few mouse clicks to set Dogpile as your homepage.

Internet Explorer

Step 1

Start the Internet Explorer browser, type "http://www.dogpile.com/" in the address bar and hit "Enter" to navigate to the webpage.

Step 2

Click on the "Tools" menu option.

Step 3

Select "Internet Options" and click on the "General" tab.

Step 4

Click on the "Use Current" button under "Home Page" to set it to Dogpile, click on "Apply" to save the new settings and then on "OK." You can also type "http://www.dogpile.com/" in the "Home Page" box and then click on "Apply" and "OK."

Mozilla Firefox

Step 1

Open the Mozilla Firefox browser, type "http://www.dogpile.com/" in the address bar and hit "Enter" to navigate to the webpage.

Step 2

Click on the "Tools" menu option and select "Options."

Step 3

Click on the "General" (or "Main") tab, then on "Use Current Page" and then click on "OK." You can also type the address in the "Home Page" file and then click on "OK." Alternatively, you can click on the icon to the left of the URL in the address bar once you open the Dogpile main webpage and then drag-and-drop it to the homepage icon (it resembles a house and is located to the left of the address bar as well).

Safari

Step 1

Open the Safari browser, type "http://www.dogpile.com/" and hit "Enter" to navigate to the website.

Step 2

Click on the "Safari" menu option and select "Preferences."

Step 3

Click on the "General" tab and click on the "Set to Current Page" under "Home Page" box. As with the other two browsers, you can type the URL in the "Home Page" box and click on "OK" to apply the settings. Close the browser once you are done to save the changes.

About the Author

Writing out of Los Angeles, Tim Mammadov has been a professional writer since 2010. The majority of his articles are related to computer troubleshooting and spyware protection. Mammadov graduated from the University of Maryland, majoring in finance.