It is typically easiest to develop your site’s page hierarchy using a nested bulleted list, like you can do in Microsoft Word.  We strongly recommend your site hierarchy developed before you get started creating your pages. As the old saying goes, “measure twice and cut once”. You can still change things later on, it is just better the closer you get to what you want the first time around.

Page Hierarchy

Here is an example of such a site hierarchy for a small business website, where all website pages are identified, together with their hierarchical relationship and where they can be accessed from (top menu, footer, sub-footer, etc.):

Main Menu Pages

These are pages accessible from the main menu navigation bar

  • Home
  • Services
    • Service #1
    • Service #2
    • Service #3
      • Case study #1
      • Case study #2
  • Portfolio
    • Project #1
    • Project #2
    • Project #3
  • About Us

Sub-footer Pages

  • Privacy Policy
  • Terms of Service
  • Sitemap
  • Contact Us

The lists above are meant to capture all pages and each one should appear only once. You can have multiple links to that page but the list is meant to capture the actual pages.

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