What is a Sitemap?

Mapping Your Way to a Better Website

“By failing to prepare, you are preparing to fail.” – Benjamin Franklin

Every website needs to have a logical structure that includes a clear hierarchy. This can be accomplished by creating and following a Site Map that lays out your firm’s web pages in a way that makes sense to the search engines and – just as importantly – your site’s users.

Parent Pages

Each Site Map should include top-level or “parent” pages such as the Home page, a Contact page, an About page, and Practice Area pages.

Child Pages

Child pages are secondary pages or sub pages to the parent pages. For example, Car Accidents could be a sub page of a website’s Personal Injury or Motor Vehicle Accidents page.


Your website’s design – particularly the navigation menus – should reflect your Site Map.

Sample Site Map

Personal Injury
  • Car Accidents
  • Slip-and-Fall Accidents
Family Law
  • Divorce
  • Child Custody
Criminal Defense
  • Felony Defense
  • Misdemeanor Defense