SBI recommends having tier 2 and tier 3 pages. My site, http://www.ultimatesongwriting.com/, when it was an SBI site had about 23 tier two pages linking to tier 3s. Now that this site has been moved away from Sitesell what is the best way to integrate navigation into WordPress? Should tier 2 links be left in the right sidebar as they are right now? Or, should they be (gotten rid of and) added as sub-items in menu. Thanks a lot.
it doesn’t matter whether they are in left or right sidebars. I am not sure whether sublinks in menu are treated same as normal links SEO-wise. It probably doesn’t matter either but I try to avoid having many sublinks or having important pages in sublinks. (This site is an exception because it’s not SEO-optimized or keyword based site).
When it comes to SEO, the simpler, the better. Anything hidden is not a good idea in general, including tabs and probably sublinks.