Techmeme CEO: The homepage can be valuable for publishers and readers

Some say that the homepage is dead, but Gabe Rivera, the CEO of tech news aggregator Techmeme, says it can be valuable for readers, if publishers make them more useful. Rivera says publishers are often too focused on their stats, but the homepage “captures what the site is about and illustrates to readers what the site thinks is important.” Techmeme’s success shows the homepage’s relevance, Rivera says, because it is only a homepage with no side-door traffic.