Day 11 Keep click paths short
How to Increase Your Traffic With SEO in 30 Days
Keep click paths short
Website users want to get to their desired page as fast as possible. That means you should keep your click paths as short as possible.
The click path is the route a user takes to reach their desired page. Think of an online shopping experience. The user might start on the homepage and end at the shopping cart. Their click path is the ease and number of pages the users have to go through to reach their desired product and buy it. The length of the click path plays a key role in the navigation on your website.
Search engines also benefit from short click paths when crawling. If the Google bot goes through your website and manages to access all sub-pages within just a few clicks, it can use its limited crawl budget to scan and index more pages.
Optimizing the click path pays off for both usability and search engine crawling.
Tips for keeping click paths short:
• As a rule of thumb, every sub-page should be accessible with no more than three clicks.
• Add breadcrumb navigation to enable your users to orient themselves within the click path.
• Use a smart filter and search function on your website to avoid long click paths.