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Remove HOME from Breadcrumbs?

     
3:41 am on Feb 6, 2017 (gmt 0)

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I see more and more stores remove "HOME" from their breadcrumbs?

Is there a strategy to this?

Right now, my HOME link in the breadcrumbs goes to my homepage which is an actual page and not the root category. If it was the root it would make sense since it's the first category. Though, since it goes to the homepage, should I remove the HOME option? Right now my logo goes to homepage and I also have the top MENU with a HOME link, so are these breadcrumb HOME links abusive?
5:00 am on Feb 6, 2017 (gmt 0)

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I've never used breadcrumbs, but trends change. Personally, I would not use the link text "Home" at all. That's not the name of the page is it? Do your site visitors find your site by searching for "Home?"

Surely there is a better, descriptive term for that page to use in your breadcrumb... however I think breadcrumb navigation has become archaic hasn't it? Since you have your logo linked & you use a Menu, do you really need it?
7:35 am on Feb 6, 2017 (gmt 0)

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As a nav philosophy it ain't dead, but it is wheezing as far as mobile touch screens. I don't think it's abusive to have multiple points to the site index, but from a UI experience sometimes less is more.
5:48 pm on Feb 6, 2017 (gmt 0)

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@keyplyr Thanks for the suggesting, going to try my business name instead of HOME there.