Do blank second-level menu pages "upset" Google rankings?

Last Update: February 13, 2017

One of my Home Page Menus on my guitar website is named BEGINNERS. When you hover over it, a list of second-level menus appear. One of them is named ARTICLES FOR BEGINNERS. When you hover over this second-level menu, a list of third-level menus appear.

My second-level ARTICLES FOR BEGINNERS is blank. The page has no text.

1. If I make the relationship link for this page a nofollow page, and check the box "open in a new tab," will this affect Google's ability to find my third-level menus and adversely affect my site ranking?

2. Or, is it better to put text in all of my second-level menus?

Your help is deeply appreciated!

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jtaienao Premium
If it's something you are working on but are not quite done yet I would set it as a draft or private. If it's something permanent, I would set it as a nonclickable menu item.
Jerome
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martycanaday Premium
How do you make it a nonclickable menu item?
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jtaienao Premium
This training from Marion should help you out, Marty.
Jerome
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martycanaday Premium
Yes, it did! Thanks!
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martycanaday Premium
Do I check the open in new tab, and enter nofollow in the relationship link box, when I set it up as a nonclickable menu item?
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jtaienao Premium
Yes
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Gerlinde Premium
Yes, I would make a dead link, a non-clickable menu
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martycanaday Premium
Does making it a non-clickable item affect Google ranking in any way?
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Gerlinde Premium
Not that I know...
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martycanaday Premium
Ok, thanks, Gerlinde. I don't think it affects ranking adversely!
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Loes Premium
I think it is better to make a custom link for the drop down, and not use an empty page
Here you can all learn about menus Lesson 3 is attending custom links
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martycanaday Premium
Yes, this helps and I agree that this is much better than using a page. Thanks Loes!
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Loes Premium
Nice to hear:)
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