What is a Sitemap?
Mapping Your Way to a Better Website
“By failing to prepare, you are preparing to fail.” – Benjamin Franklin
Every website needs to have a logical structure that includes a clear hierarchy. This can be accomplished by creating and following a Site Map that lays out your firm’s web pages in a way that makes sense to the search engines and – just as importantly – your site’s users.
Each Site Map should include top-level or “parent” pages such as the Home page, a Contact page, an About page, and Practice Area pages.
Child pages are secondary pages or sub pages to the parent pages. For example, Car Accidents could be a sub page of a website’s Personal Injury or Motor Vehicle Accidents page.
Your website’s design – particularly the navigation menus – should reflect your Site Map.
Sample Site Map
- Car Accidents
- Slip-and-Fall Accidents
- Child Custody
- Felony Defense
- Misdemeanor Defense