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How Can We Define Proper Navigation In Website?

Author : Nitesh Ahir

Proper navigation in a website is an important aspect from two different perspectives i.e. a user and search engine optimization, SEO. Proper Navigation in a website should be user and SEO friendly. Good website navigation can bring your website two benefits:

Helping visitors to explore all of your site pages easily
Getting your website's pages indexed by search engine prominently

The website navigation is a process that a website user goes through to access the information present on that website. It is a method of internal linking among the website pages and the linking of all website pages to the home page.

As different types of website make use of different navigation style, you have to check out which navigation arrangement is proper for your website. The main menu and footer menu are two major navigation elements for websites. One should locate the navigation menu in the position and place, where a visitor is supposing to be looking first.
One other important navigation element is text links within the content of a page. Text links are used to link a phrase within a body of content to another relevant page of the website. If text links are not used cautiously, they can obstruct the simple navigation of a website.

Using an easy way back home is an essential navigation element for a website. If a visitor gets lost in your website, he will probably not going to come back on your website again. So, always make a simple option for a user to get back to the home page.

The website navigation menu should be uniform and simple. A website that contains plenty of topics on different pages should employ drop down menu for proper navigation. You can also create a site map, if you have too many links. Concise and clear words must be used, so that a visitor can know what exactly that page is about.

Proper navigation allows users to find everything effectively and quickly and also let search engines to crawl every page of your website. As a result, high quality traffic will be directed to your website accomplishing your main aim to design a website.
Proper navigation ensures a smooth information flow from a web publisher to a visitor. Proper navigation is certainly that make sure both the search engine and a visitor can navigate the website easily. Many professional designers use the 'three click rule', which means a user can reach every page on a website within three clicks.

If you sell any product, order buttons and shopping carts should be displayed prominently on every page. Keep your web page design simple yet attractive. Proper navigation is a feature that needs appropriate consideration. Good website navigation can increase your site traffic and can also boost your rank in search engines.

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Professional web development company can help you to define proper navigation in website. It’s very important part of web development services.

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