The Importance of Planning Navigation for The Modern SharePoint Experience

Website owners and businesses today watch their website visitors to analyze different aspects. From the user behavior one can understand a lot of things about the products or services listed, and the performance of the site and its pages. Site and page navigation in SharePoint is also important as it can make the experience a lot easier. There are good practices and fundamental principles in planning the navigation for both classic and modern SharePoint architectures.

There are certain user patterns that usually make people understand that the site navigation is not doing well. One such situation is when the user searches the website instead of navigating through the resources available on the site.        

How search and navigation is connected to each other

In most cases, people make use of the site’s search option when navigation do not take them to the desired point. Whereas a site with proper navigation facilities will show fewer searches from the user-side. The search terms can indicate what is the missing factor that users are finding it difficult to spot in the site. When it comes to SharePoint sites, the best ones will let users do their tasks or give access to the desired resources right away. A good navigation experience gives users an easy, quick overall outline of the site.

Importance of Navigation

Both site navigation links and navigation links found in the individual pages are crucial in ensuring a persistent navigation experience. The page links will be found only in pages, but they can contribute a lot in creating a wonderful overall navigation experience for the user. On the other hand, the site navigation links are present in the context of the site. Eventually, they ensure that user can accomplish the motive of the visit and do the desired tasks with ease.


Alex K Joseph