How does a visible sitemap influence user behavior on websites?
Discover how a visible site map can improve user experience on websites by reducing the use of the Back button and aiding navigation.
A sitemap is an overview diagram of a site. It provides information about the pages, videos, and their files on your site. Whether a website provides one is optional, and most websites do not do so. Research shows that including one might improve the browsing experience.
Search engines such as Google understand the structure of websites from the sitemap.
Research shows that displaying a sitemap lead users to dig deeper in a site structure, make less use of the browser's Back button, and make navigational movements of great hierarchical distances
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