As we’ve noted before, we strongly encourage that online menus be limited to five items or less. If you absolutely need to add more items, use drop-down menus. Nest similar pages under the same drop-down item so that everything is arranged in a logical way. This helps the main menu continue to look organized while also simplifying choices for the visitor.
Just like how we use folder names to categorize files on our computers, menu placeholders can serve as a way to categorize or classify a group of links within your menu. The placeholder menu doesn’t link to any landing page. Instead it serves as a non-clickable label. For example, you could have a non-clickable “Services” placeholder menu, with clickable links for each of your separate services below that.
While limiting the number of menus and menu items is best, these additional strategies will further streamline the way visitors use your site. By incorporating these tools, you will create a more user-friendly site.