- Headers and Footers are the only constant locations on a website. So if you want any content to come up for all the pages Headers and Footers are the only 2 commonly used spaces.
- Headers are usually reserved for the company name and logo, social media associations and maybe a search button. That leaves the Footer for just about everything else.
- Many websites choose to place a short index of the site along with a sitemap on the Footer. This helps the visitor to reach the pages he likes without having to scroll up at the top header index again. Some sites place 'Back To Top' messaging to avoid this scroll up, but a Footer is much smarter.
- Search Engines prefer websites with a sitemap. It helps them to 'crawl' for relevant content. The Footer is the best place to keep sitemaps.
- It is good to provide a distinct identity for Footers instead of merging it as part of the site page. This can be achieved by either a colour separation, or by a line separation.
Most websites carry footers. Especially sites with multiple pages. But then why does one need a Website Footer and should you have one ? Well the answer is yes. It is wise to have Footers for all websites, whether large or small. And the reasons are as under :