Navigation Menu Best Practices

  • What is a navigation menu
  • Navigation menus and SEO
  • What your navigation menu tells Google


  • Header menu
  • Sidebar menu
  • Footer menu
  • Hamburger menu
  • Dropdown menu

Website Navigation Best Practices

  1. Limit Your Menu Items
  2. Plan Your Website Navigation Thoughtfully
  3. Be Consistent
  4. Use Sticky Navigation
  5. Don’t Forget the Search Bar
  6. Don’t Overdo Dropdown Menus
  7. Make it Mobile-Friendly
  8. Indicate User’s Location on Your Website
  9. Build a Footer Menu
  10. Naming Pages and Navigation Links
  11. Avoid Format-Based Navigation Labels