29 Nov 06
16 Feb 07 3:48 pm
Site Navigation Structure - can it affect internal linking?
I've noticed that on the websites that Mark has created the navigation bar (for all other articles) is visible on each page of the site itself. This is currently the foundation of my own site...but I was wondering whether doing this hampers the internal linking structure of the site?
Would it make a difference if I only had the navigation menu on the INDEX page of the site, and NOT on each other page (be it article or review pages), instead those pages would link the the next relevant article (within the article/review text) - and maybe have a sitemap or a link to the index page at the footer of those pages?
In that scenario, there would be logically linking from each page to the next, whereas in the former example, ever page is linked to every page...which may not be search engine friendly?
What do you guys do for your pages? Maybe it doesn't make any difference at all....