Google’s John Mueller said when it comes to breadcrumbs, the links you see on pages that tell you where you clicked, the placement and location of those breadcrumbs don’t really matter to SEO. John said, “No, ranking doesn’t matter to SEO.”

“We use breadcrumbs for crawling (finding internal links) and for rich results (structured data). Neither of these depends on the placement of the breadcrumbs,” said John. But where you put those breadcrumbs on your page doesn’t matter for SEO purposes as long as Google can find them, he said.

Here are these tweets:

Good question – no, placement doesn’t matter to SEO. We use breadcrumbs for crawling (finding internal links) and for large results (structured data). both do not depend on the placement of the breadcrumbs.

– 🍌 John 🍌 (@JohnMu) April 25, 2021

Do all SEOs agree with this statement? I doubt it, but what’s new?

Forum discussion on Twitter.