by Greedy
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What SEO persuasions should I be taking when setting up my site's navigation menu?

Thanks a lot!

I'm really struggling to find good info on this topic.
#menu #navigation #seo
  • Profile picture of the author ronnieavelino
    Originally Posted by Greedy View Post

    What SEO persuasions should I be taking when setting up my site's navigation menu?

    Thanks a lot!

    I'm really struggling to find good info on this topic.
    Put some important pages like the Home - Disclaimer - Terms of Use - Advertise (If already have lots of traffics and PR) - Contact Us, You also may want to put categories when your themes have this features.

    Regards,

    Ronnie
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    • Profile picture of the author Anil Kint
      Keep the sitemap on every page. Usually google looks at "How easy it is for a visitor to reach a page".

      Proper sitemap on the page is an essential part of SEO.
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  • Profile picture of the author Greedy
    I put Privacy Policy, Contact Us, and the site map at the bottom of every page.

    I'm wondering about my Main menu at the top... anything special I need to put formatting wise?
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    • Profile picture of the author James Hussey
      Formatting wise it's up to you, I'd just be careful about using javascript or image links unless you mean to mask your keywords or avoid spamming your main keywords.

      Something I've noticed that helps is to have category-level keywords there and have a preferred landing page for every "category" level keyword that can link to your other posts on that topic.

      If you have a dog training site, for instance, you don't want to clutter your main navigation with every longtail keyword post in your top navigation (or sidebar) - but for a user's perspective and an SEO perspective it helps if you target terms that are more broad rather than longtail in nature.

      "leather jacket for cockapoo" would be a longtail keyword.

      "dog clothing" would be more of a "category" that would be fine to link to - and for a user would make sense if you break your site down by category that they can navigate through to find what they need.

      But I wouldn't use it for your super longtail keywords...think in terms of topic and user-friendliness, and going back to format, I'd suggest keeping it to text links (not sure that's what you're asking) and drop-down menus are fine.
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    • Profile picture of the author kimseo
      Originally Posted by Greedy View Post

      I put Privacy Policy, Contact Us, and the site map at the bottom of every page.

      I'm wondering about my Main menu at the top... anything special I need to put formatting wise?
      It just need to be clean coded (on W3C standard) with right and keyword rich Title/ALT tags
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