Navigation....I, in general think that my site can be navigated easily, of course I am biased and know where everything is.... Now mysite is still not finished (work in progress..big redoe) but I wonder as I am trying to create the best experience as possible.. .my understanding navigation is important all the way round for a site...bad nav. bad user experience.... so I guess my thought would be is there a better way to navigate a site...??? I am sure their is a bad way to navigate a site... How can I set up my navigation so that my users get the best experience....and how can I help my site in search engine heaven with proper navigation....??? Any thoughts....??? I have been thinking lately if I should change mine in any way....so up came the thought....or maybe it is fine the way it is....??? Tim
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kathyjf1530 Premium
I don't know which site you were referring to so I took a look at the fishing site and her's my thoughts.


The "Getting Started" navigation goes to the "fishing line" page which could be confusing. I would just remove any linking on the Getting Started tag. Also maybe consider adding "breadcrumbing" (when on a page the top of the page shows - page you came from | current page you are on ) Another option would be to use navigation styling similar to the styling on your other site where "current page" is noted with the nav item being darker in color. One last thing, I would darken the text on the nav bar as it kind of blends in to the background a bit. Overall, I really like the site's style, color, and content so I hope I did not come off as being too negative.
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fishing Premium
No not at all, that is why I ask....what weight do you think navigation has in SEO...???
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kathyjf1530 Premium
I have never heard nav mentioned in connection with SEO but I'm still learning. Maybe someone else has a comment on that.
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fishing Premium
I think it has something to do with SEO, I think it does anyway....if anyone wants to weigh in on this am I right or wrong...what or how does navigation help SEO...???
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Shawn Martin Premium
When Google is crawling the site it really helps to have easy in site navigation, which will help your ranking. Page to page links really help. Also a good idea to have a site map built.
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fishing Premium
Yes a sitemap....it is a good idea thanks Shawn...
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