Without having things around you organized might put you off and things will go awry. The same is true for the digital world also. A visitor would love to hover around the website where one doesn’t have to extract information from a muddle of the same. And where one doesn’t have to hit clicks endlessly or either go nuts by moving back and forth between pages. For the fact that usability is a crucial determiner for SEO, it’s obvious that users should have a valuable experience with your website. If so, there are fat chances that the visitors will find your website.
What Are Breadcrumbs?
You may have come across several websites where you see a trail of options to choose from. For an example, take a look at this:
In user interfaces, breadcrumbs help users, navigate through a website and without having to worry about where are they heading to in the website. They do something similar to the website visitor, what a map does to a traveler. If you have reached a place on a website where you don’t wannabe, you can retrace your path to the homepage.
For a website, breadcrumbs help organize the large data in a user-friendly manner. They might seem of little importance, but can actually lay impact on the usability of a website.
This piece of information about breadcrumbs might come handy.
Types of Breadcrumbs
Generally there are three types of breadcrumbs:
The name is self-explanatory. This most-used type of breadcrumb helps users determine their location within website.
Path-based breadcrumbs depict the steps a user has followed to arrive at the current page. It is the least used breadcrumb type, as its usage is same as that of back and forward button. Since it also shows the previous pages the user visited, they are dynamic.
This breadcrumb is a further classification of something the user searched for within the current page. In the realms of e-commerce, they are widely used for products falling under certain categories. And also take note that products have attributes.
Why Do You Need Breadcrumbs?
- Users would have an easier way with the website, where information is organized
- A well-organized website will have more visitors
- If your website is content-rich, then categorizing information is vital
- And not to miss SEO, you enjoy goodwill from search engines for usability of your website
- They are useful in visual aid too, allowing a user to locate themselves within the structure of the website
A Guide Into Yoast Breadcrumbs
Yoast SEO is a complete plugin for WordPress with multiple features such as post title and meta-description, content analysis, RSS enhancements, XML sitemap and much more. This write-up informs you about how to put the feature of Yoast Breadcrumbs to use for greater usability of your website.
Once installed, a new option for Yoast plugin would appear on the dashboard like this:
You will have multiple options within Yoast SEO plugin to choose from. Click on the Advanced Tab for further process.
Clicking on this option, you come across three tabs. Enable the breadcrumbs feature and enjoy higher degree of usability of your website. Way too easy!
Once you are done with the process, this feature of Yoast SEO will add breadcrumbs to your website and will start giving advantage in search results. Hope this write-up was useful.