I want to create a sitemap for my e-commerce website.
On the home page, there is a multi-level menu like this:
User can click on any of the following links from the Home Page:
- Fashion: enter fashion department
- Fashion > Women: enter the Women's sub-department under Fashion
- Fashion > women > Shoes -> enter shoes unit under women
There are also pages link Help and About Us that user can navigate to from Home Page.
With respect to SEO, which is the better way to create a site-map?
So user have 2 ways to navigate to Women's sub-department, either directly through Home page or by navigating from Home to Fashion and then to Women page.
The user can navigate to department (e.g. fashion), sub-department (e.g. women) and unit (e.g. shoes) from home page. Since this is an e-commerce website like eBay or gumtree, users would continuously create their own ads. So if user navigate to shoes unit, they would see the synopsis for 30 most recent shoes (30 is page size). And the content of this page keeps changing as new ads are created.