Sitemap Taxonomy To Classify Web Content

Sitemap taxonomy is a way to classify the tremendous amount of information available on the World Wide Web. Organizing web content is a lot of work that requires manpower and money. But creating sitemap taxonomy is a process that must be done in order to make information readily available to users.

Often times the information is there but users are unable to access it. With the sitemap taxonomy, web content is arranged in such a way that the user will be able to use it effectively. As it is more and more users are flooded with information that is useless to them thus creating frustration.

Impact of sitemap taxonomy to Internet marketing

Sitemap taxonomy can be a big boost to Internet marketing. The whole purpose of being on the web is to get exposure to a wider audience of potential customers. Unfortunately, the overflow of information often makes it impossible for searchers or browsers to find what they need.

Most of the time online users form searches that often turn up useless or non-relevant results. This is not only frustrating for users but also for any company advertised on the web. Users are left guessing the right keyword they need to use in order to get the information they need off the web.

Unfortunately not all users have the patience to keep guessing until they find the right keyword. More often than not, users will give up their search and go on with another search. This can mean lost sales for any company on the web that doesn’t have a sitemap taxonomy.

Building a sitemap taxonomy

Many people may think that building sitemap taxonomy is an easy simple process of putting together keywords. Sorry to say, sitemap taxonomy is a demanding task however it does have its rewards. With an effective sitemap taxonomy in place, a website is more likely to get more traffic that would translate into profits.

Working out a sitemap taxonomy is often a trial and error process. It requires using the right terms that users are better acquainted with, in order for them to find their way through the site. At the same time, using the wrong terms may make it impossible for users to find what they need within the site.

There are generally two sets of online users that should benefit from the sitemap taxonomy, browsers and searchers. Browsers often use the sitemap taxonomy to find their way within a site while searchers use online search engines to find the information they need. No matter what type of user is involved, the sitemap taxonomy should address the needs of both users. Enabling either user to find the content they need.

Do-it-yourself sitemap taxonomy

The best candidate for creating the sitemap taxonomy of a site is the company itself or the individual behind the website content. Although hiring a professional to create the sitemap taxonomy of the site is an option, it is best that someone with firsthand knowledge of the website’s content do it. There are a number of important aspects to consider before doing the sitemap taxonomy.

Keep in mind that in general the sitemap taxonomy should be extensive not profound. Putting together profound sitemap taxonomy may only make matters worse as the user will have a difficult time finding the subject matter they need. It is also best to use basic terms instead of advertising jargon that can be easily understood by all.

When structuring the sitemap taxonomy, it is important to maintain some exactness at the highest levels. This helps make it easier for users to navigate the site and find the information they need. It is also a good idea to limit the number of items under each level from two to seven subject matters. If not then it is best to combine subject matters for a more efficient sitemap taxonomy.

Take into account that sitemap taxonomy is not an exact science. It requires constant fine-tuning in order to produce an effective sitemap taxonomy. However the entire process will pay off big in the long run as users who are more likely to find what they need are those more likely to spend money.

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2018-01-07T12:56:54+00:00 By |

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  1. John Ho 4:42 am at 4:42 am

    Your info on sitemap taxonomy is an eye-opener for me!


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  2. Martin O'Connor 4:44 am at 4:44 am

    Great series of articles. Thank you! I also learned an interesting new word, “taxonomy.”

    James, you must have a site map at hand that would be a visual illustration of your posts. Could you put that up?

    Martin O’Connor

  3. Martin 5:56 am at 5:56 am

    Site taxonomy is an important factor in how long someone will stay on your website. If there’s a logical heirarchy that’s easy to navigate the visitor is much more likely to stay longer.
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  4. Keri Eagan 1:31 pm at 1:31 pm

    Taxinomy is my new word of the day! Let’s see how often I can smoothly work in. Good to know all this mapping produces tangible results which after all is what we want.

    Keri Eagan

  5. Vicki 11:53 am at 11:53 am

    Taxinomy – a word I haven’t heard but I’m not a techy either. I have had times when I couldn’t find the info I was looking for and gave up in frustration too. I can see where that can leave money on the table.

  6. lol. with the use of the word taconomy I was waiting for a photo of the head of a mountain goat stuffed on your wall for web content 😉

  7. Jose Escalante 11:06 pm at 11:06 pm

    Anything that can help you ranking is worth doing

    Jose Escalante

  8. Katie 12:06 am at 12:06 am

    I am a big fan of automating the sitemap generation process – it is so much work!


  9. Darryl Pace 2:32 pm at 2:32 pm

    Site map taxonomy is new to me. Thank you for explaining it.

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  10. Lisa McLellan 5:20 pm at 5:20 pm

    I will join the group that has never heard of taxonomy. Like April, I thought of taxodermy when I first looked at the word. more great information.

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