Question: Will a top nav with a mega menu of all pages in the website (html and indexable by Google) defuse the link juice?
The “code base” for the Google search engine was largely written in 1999, when none of this existed. So, in general, you want HTML code that is “old” vs. “new” in terms of SEO success. That’s why major sites like Geico.com, place redundant “simple”navigation on the bottom (for Google) vs. cool, CMS pull downs at the top for Google.
To make matters confusing, Google has a lot of propaganda out there about how they can interpret all of this, but in all things Google: watch what they DO, pay attention to what is ON THE TOP OF GOOGLE, and not what they say in official fora. Everyone in Silicon Valley (including Google) wants to be cool and hip, and on top of the next thing, rather than looking lame and old.
Google is really a grandpa these days in Silicon Valley but it still wants to be a hipster.
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