How does PowerMapper work out site structure TN-M36
PowerMapper bases site structure on links - and only shows a parent/child relationship between Page A and Page B if Page A contains a link to Page B.
Many pages have multiple links. For example, the Home page may show a best selling product, and the product is also listed on a product category page:
/index.html -> /products/productB/index.html /products/index.html -> /products/productB/index.html
PowerMapper resolves this using several methods:
1) Using URL prefixes, so places /products/productA/index.html under /products/index.html because they both have the prefix /products/
2) Using navigation structure embeded in nested UL and OL elements to deduce parent / child relations:
<ul> <li>Products <ul> <li>Product A</li> <li>Product B</li> </ul> </li> </ul>
3) When sites don’t encode site structure in the URLs or navigation PowerMapper falls back to using the first occurence of a link as the parent.
Applies To: PowerMapper 5.0+
Last Reviewed: August 19, 2018