joined:Jan 10, 2018
I have a question regarding internal linking and website architecture (I`m running an e-commerce website).
The current design of my website includes the first TWO levels of categories in the menu. Something like this:
HOME -> FIRST LEVEL CATEGORY (IN THE MENU) -> SECOND LEVEL CATEGORY (IN THE MENU) - THIRD LEVEL CATEGORY (NOT IN THE MENU) -> SO ON (NOT IN THE MENU)
So practically the first two levels of categories appear on every single page on my website, since the menu can be accessed from every page on my website (I'm talking about desktop version exclusively). This means they get the most internal links out of all the pages on my website.
The new design was created as to include the THIRD level of categories in the menu as well. So the new design will look like this:
HOME -> FIRST LEVEL CATEGORY (IN THE MENU) -> SECOND LEVEL CATEGORY (IN THE MENU) - THIRD LEVEL CATEGORY (IN THE MENU) -> SO ON (NOT IN THE MENU)
My question is: how will this change affect my rankings and how Google crawls and rank each individual page on the webste. Will page authority decline, since tens of hundreds of new links will receive a big number of internal links at the same time?
I'm afraid that all the link juice that the first and second level categories have received until now will be divided into three (since the third level categories will also receive the same number of links).
What is your opinion on this?
Thanks in advance for your replies!