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Are Breadcrumbs bad for SEO?

Discussion in 'White Hat SEO' started by Erin Heiner, Mar 27, 2017.

  1. Erin Heiner

    Erin Heiner Newbie

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    If keywords are in my title and my title is in the breadcrumb.

    Doesn't that become an extra set of keywords stuffed in my page?
     
  2. reliablecontent

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    Maybe, but it really depends on the density of your keyword on the page
     
  3. Erin Heiner

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    OMG! Just went to google and did a search "breadcrumbs bad for seo" This post is number 4 on googles first page. In under one hour of me posting. WOW?

    Bread Crumbs are site wide. Any post with around 300-500 words is going to get a vicious jump in over optimization.
     
  4. Erin Heiner

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    They seem very helpful. But screw it. I dont think there SEO friendly. 2 out of 20 websites on the first 2 pages of google are actually using them. and 17 out of 20 are like , yea sure! there great!
     
  5. iBrazilian

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    You should make a post about "payday loans" and blast juicy gsa fivver links to your post.. rank and bank baby!
     
  6. Nargil

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    Yes they are bad. They basically spam your main keywords all over your content and it can lead to content cannibalization and very bad densities. They are best avoided.
     
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    I think your search is a personalized one because you're visiting blackhatworld often.
     
  8. jimbobo2779

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    I cannot really comment on them from an SEO perspective as I have not really tested them in years but, and this could be a massive but, they can aid in actual usability of your website.

    I know I use breadcrumbs to travel back without having to start from the homepage. With time on site being a factor in SEO maybe that would outweigh a potential negative that could be caused by them.

    I am not sure if they are a benefit and I am certainly not sold on them being a bad thing but they can add to the usability of a site which could improve multiple other small SEO benefits.
     
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  9. Sovant Jayswal

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    Location breadcrumbs are not necessarily appropriate for sites whose content is so rich that single categories do not fully describe a particular piece of content. For this reason, a tag may be more appropriate, though breadcrumbs can still be used to allow the user to retrace their steps and see how they arrived at the current page.
     
  10. Nargil

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    Thank you for quoting wikipedia. Really helpful. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Breadcrumb_(navigation)
     
  11. bartosimpsonio

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    Ah that explains a lot! When I search for anything I get xvideos on the SERPs :p
     
  12. darulez

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    yes.

    kind of suprised you came so far. you belong to the 2% of on page nerds now.

    else, read posts from @phpbuilt
    cause I get RSI after writing more than 10 sentences.
     
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    perfect explanation.
     
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    Not too sure but they are hard to get out the carpet.