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Questions tagged [breadcrumbs]

Breadcrumbs or breadcrumb trail is a navigation aid used in user interfaces. It allows users to keep track of their locations within programs or documents.

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Will suppressing breadcrumbs on mobile website work from an SEO perspective?

We have an automobile website with pages in following hierarchy: Home > Make > Model > Variant i.e. Home > Audi > A4 > TFS1 Premium Plus We are showing the breadcrumbs on our desktop page but not ...
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Will a breadcrumb error in structured data markup result in Google not displaying my rich snippet?

Will a breadcrumb error in structured data markup cause Google not to show that rich snippet? I use Schema App, but then I got the premium version of Yoast SEO and I noticed the problem when I test ...
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BreadcrumbList problem: “The value provided for item.id must be a valid URL.”

Until last week everythink works fine, but in structured data testing tool, I received problem in breadcrumb section. The value provided for item.id must be a valid URL. Page URL: https://...
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Effect of Breadcrumbs in SEO and How to do it correctly?

Is there any effect of breadcrumbs in SEO? This is my blog posts structure example.com/blog/what-is-seo example.com/blog/seo-tips This is my category structure example.com/category/seo ...
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Home page showing as first link after domain name in SERPs

I've just noticed Google is displaying the breadcrumbs as domain name > home > page on internal pages. In my mind it should be: domain name > page without the "Home" displayed. See screen ...
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SEO schema.org Breadcrumb with display: none?

Background / Motivation I maintain a Drupal module (Crumbs), that calculates breadcrumbs for a Drupal site. I want to make those breadcrumbs SEO-friendly by using e.g. schema.org metadata semantic ...
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Does it matter how far down the page you place breadcrumbs for SEO?

I am wanting to integrate breadcrumbs into a client site. The client is fine with this but wants them at the bottom of the page. Does this have any negative effects on breadcrumbs contribution to SEO ...
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[SEO, Breadcrumbs]: Homepage Breadcrumb [closed]

My question is simple, do I make Breadcrumb for Homepage or not?
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Structured Data Breadcrumb errors: title and url is missing

I just ran a test and I received two errors on all my product pages in the breadcrumb (2) section of Googl Structured Data Tool test. It says Breadcrumb 2 has missing title and url. When i click on ...
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Adding breadcrumbs on a particular section of the website but not another

We have a website with multiple product verticals which are independent sections (first section has sub-directory example.com/section1, second one has example.com/section2 and so on for other sections)...
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Include the homepage or not in breadcrumbs?

According to the Google guidelines for breadcrumbs using Schema.org markup the first breadcrumbs trail should NOT be the homepage. I tried using this markup and using the first trail as the homepage ...
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Where to place breacrumb markup?

Where should I put breadcrumb markup? On the target page or on the linking page? For example, if I have the following structure: Home -BallGames --Baseball --Football -BoardGames --NonGambling ---...
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Should totally disabling breadcrumbs have any serious impact on SEO?

Should totally disabling breadcrumbs have any serious impact on SEO? I would say no, but I don't know if any of the major search engines would want or require you to have a breadcrumb or breadcrumbs ...
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Google SERP's not displaying target/current page in breadcrumbs

I've used Google's example JSON-LD markup to display breadcrumbs in the search results (https://developers.google.com/search/docs/data-types/breadcrumbs). Google shows breadcrumbs in the search ...
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When a WebPage (or similar type) uses an ID that matches a breadcrumb ID, why does the WebPage become part of the BreadcrumbList?

Is this what is supposed to happen? If so, why? Here's an example (test code here): <script type="application/ld+json"> { "@context": "http://schema.org", "@type": "WebPage", "@id":...
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What is the 'breadcrumb' label in Google Webmaster for webpages markup

Recently, I've noticed a 'breadcrumb' label show up in the Structure Markup section of Webmaster. Nothing shows up under that label for any of my breadcrumbs: They do show up for that page under the ...
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Does breadcrumbs and url inconsistency affect SEO? [closed]

If a website has inconsistency between URL structure and Breadcrumbs structure is it good, neutral or bad for SEO? For example on Yoast site "Wordpress Plugins" page https://yoast.com/wordpress/...
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Should the first breadcrumb not be the home page?

This question has been asked a few times but I came across something that I feel changes the answer. Whenever I use breadcrumbs on my site, I always include a link to the home page. Since I usually ...
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H1 in bread crumb bad for SEO?

The design of my website looks good, but trying to put a main big heading at the top doesn't look as nice. But I know how important a H1 tag is for SEO , after all it is the main heading describing ...
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Why breadcrumb doesn't preview on Google search result?

I'm adding breadcrumb structured data in my site. Google Webmaster Tools already detect with no error and 6 months gone. But this is not preview on google search. Search result on Google: My site: ...
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Are Schema.org RDFa breadcrumbs available for all search engines?

I want to implement Schema.org breadcrumbs in RDFa format, following the RDFa guide from here: https://developers.google.com/structured-data/breadcrumbs As this is suggested by Google I can of course ...
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Can 'crumbs' in a long line of breadcrumbs (using Schema.org) be removed for smaller screen sizes?

Let's say I have a page with 5 breadcrumbs; on a desktop, this looks fine but when viewed on a phone, the crumbs wrap to the next line. If I'm wanting the crumbs to fit into one nice clean line, am I ...
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Will Google Analytics automatically convert breadcrumbs when running an experiment?

I want to run an experiment to try out alternative pages using Google Analytics experiments. What I want to know though is will my breadcrumbs be handled by Google or will I have to update them ...
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Google SRP not showing Mobile breadcrumb

I have implemented schema code for Breadcrumb on mobile site which is same as on Desktop. Now Desktop breadcrumb structure is getting visible on Google SRP, but when i check Mobile breadcrumb ...
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Breadcrumbs without links?

I think breadcrumbs can be used for two things: navigation, showing some kind of hierarchy. Is it possible to use breadcrumbs only to show hierarchy? For example consider webpage which aggregates ...
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Breadcrumbs and Structured Data, without a visible > on the page, plus nesting options

When I add breadcrumbs soon (with microdata) - do I need to write link1 > link2 > link3 (as in the google example code) in the visible text on the page, or will link1 link2 link3 without the > ...
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Breadcrumb bug in Google results, using BreadcrumbList

I am using the Microdata format for my breadcrumbs as suggested by Google: https://developers.google.com/structured-data/breadcrumbs In Google SERPs it sometimes displays fine, but sometimes results ...
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breadcrumbs good content and good HTML structure

I was doing some research on breadcrumbs an came across the following resources: Matt Cutts on breadcrumbs Anna smarty on SEO and breadcrumbs So Matt Cutts says that breadcumbs are new to SERPS in ...
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My WordPress site's breadcrumbs are appearing twice in Google SERP

My site is built with WordPress using the Genesis framework. Currently in Google search results, my site's breadcrumbs are being displayed twice - see the following screenshot: How might I correct ...
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Do breadcrumbs need to be inside the “main” content div and take part of the article's structured data?

On my wordpress site, my theme outputs the breadcrumbs inside the "main" content div So it looks like this : <main class="content" itemtype="http://schema.org/Blog ETC <div class="...
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Breadcrumbs without structured data. Any benefit?

I noticed most wordpress themes use breadcrumbs but "hard coded" without any structured data. So even though the breadcrumbs appear on the page, it's just normal markup without any data-vocabulary or ...
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Will removing my keyword from breadcrumb title to simplify UI hurt page SEO?

Working on the UI of a new site and I would like to simplify some breadcrumb titles so they do not take up as much space. They will still communicate the same message to user. See example below: ...
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Is having breadcrumb on a website enough to give result with bread crumb on google's SERP?

Is having breadcrumb on a website enough to give result with bread crumb! on google's SERP? I want to have this category : bread crumb in front of my url. 2 ways go for micro data or schemas leave ...
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Wayfinder, paginator, or breadcrumb?

I can't seem to find what I need because I am not coming up with the right term. I've heard one or two people call it a "wayfinder" and I personally call it "breadcrumb", then again "paginator" can ...
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Is it better for SEO if the URL has the same path as the breadcrumb?

My product URL is example.com/categorykeyword2/product. The actual path (breadcrumb) is example.com/categorykeyword1/categorykeyword2/product. Would it be better in terms of SEO if the URL was the ...
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Can two or more breadcrumbs lead to the same end site?

I have a question about breadcrumbs and SEO! Currently my website's navigation is with the links above site where user can click desired category and continue with different filters. On the next ...
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Breadcrumbs with <div>, <span> or <li>?

Does it matter whether my microdata breadcrumb trail starts and ends with <div>, <span> or <li>? Consider <div> tag first: <div><span itemscope itemtype="http://data-...
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Star rating not showing in rich snippets

We've recently been doing a lot of work on our site's SEO (www.betterthanreviews.com). We recently did a push to update the rich snippets breadcrumb, meta description, and star rating. After giving ...
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What is required to create local business rich-snippets complete with sitelinks AND breadcrumbs?

I have a local business directory site. I would like to markup my business listing 'profile' level pages for display as enhanced listings/rich-snippets complete with business names, addresses and ...
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What should be done when one page has multiple parents?

I have a website which deals with mobile phones related information. Now I have a webpage which has all articles related to a mobile phone. Now this page can potentially have two parents one being ...
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Google list with angle bracket in url [duplicate]

Is anyone can help me, how can i make my website that google in search list will show the URL like this (www.ask.com › All › Apps, Gadgets, Computers & Games‎)? example Separated by angle ...
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Could breadcrumbs be considered as rich anchor text, and drop my ranking?

I have breadcrumbs on my site, and the anchor text for the links are an exact match for the keyword I want to rank for. So in other words, it's "rich" anchor text. An example of my breadcrumbs could ...
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Schema.org or Data-Vocabulary.org for breadcrumbs?

Google and other SEs support Schema.org for marking up structured data, but it turns out that for breadcrumbs Google recommends using Data-Vocabulary.org instead. Which should we use for having ...
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Product name in breadcrumb even if duplicate?

I have a breadcrumb like this: Clothes > Shoes > Paciotti > Cesare Cesare is the name of the product, which is also present as a title. Wouldn't it be better to remove the product name from ...
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For Google Rich Snippets, should the last item in a breadcrumb be a link?

A website has the following breadcrumb trail when on the "Labrador" page: Services > Squirrel Chasing > Labrador As you may notice, the current page is not linked to. (There is an internal reason ...
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Breadcrumbs RDFA

Have implemented Breadcrumb RDFA http://www.mycarhelpline.com/index.php?option=com_forms&view=pages&layout=sellcar&Itemid=4 While checking the page , the RDFA Data shows property: ...
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Can one spread rich snippet breadcrumbs markup all over a page?

From here, we have an example of a rich snippet breadcrumb implementation: <body itemscope itemtype="http://schema.org/WebPage"> ... <div itemprop="breadcrumb"> <a href="category/...
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SEO best practice for a breadcrumb made by a CSS drop-down menu

Usually I make my "breadcrumb" with a <h1>, at the pages top, which is perfect for the SEO, like following : <h1>Section > Category</h1> But in a new project, I wish to display a ...
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How to insert homepage and current page in breadcrumbs? [closed]

I'm working on breadcrumbs for a client's website, and I'm asking myself if homepage has to be in its code. I'm mostly concerned by SEO, not really for users navigation. So, is it better to do : ...
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SEO Ramifications of double breadcrumbs

I have a website that lists hotels, restaurants, bars, etc for a small resort town in Asia. I employ breadcrumbs to aid in user navigation, but I ran into an issue regarding categorization. Many ...