whats the benefit from having those links ? does it increase SERP ?
Benefits of Breadcrumbs Navigation
No. You should not. But, you should build one for your users.
Other than the usability benefits, breadcrumbs can boost your search engine rankings, the SEO benefit.
- Breadcrumbs make it easier for users to move around the site
- When the main navigation doesn’t quite meet their needs, users turn to breadcrumbs.
- Breadcrumbs show people their current location helping them understand where they are
- Breadcrumbs never cause problems in user testing
- Breadcrumbs take up very little space on the page
Read more: http://www.rockyfu.com/blog/google-site-hierarchies-display-breadcrumbs/#ixzz1EDxbyLF7
I posted my experience completed with stats and screenshots hereI have nothing but good things to say about Xenforo.
We migrated from VB to XF this past Sunday and according to Google Analytics, the following Monday and Tues has received the most traffic we have on record the past 2 years.
We have a custom XF mod that track status of college applications and after a day, data in that mod is already found by Google, some keywords rank on top 5, higher than the official websites of that specific program.
The pageviews, time online are up. Bounce rate is down.
I'll post a detailed report after a month to gather enough data and to eliminate biased sampling due to people new to the design.
The future is bright.
I find that the breadcrumb is fundamental to the way that I navigate sites, including forums.If there was some SEO benefit, maybe the breadcrumb could be at the bottom of the page, so it doesn't stick out like the waste of space it usually is on non-forum pages.
Agreed. I created a new online catalog (shopping) system for a client several years ago, and thought to include breadcrumbs which were somewhat new at the time (just coming into widespread use). I will probably rewrite them somewhat to make use of this microdata.I find that the breadcrumb is fundamental to the way that I navigate sites, including forums.
Can you give tangible examples ?I find that the breadcrumb is fundamental to the way that I navigate sites, including forums.
Well ...I also like the fact that it is a visual roadmap of where you are on a site.