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Creating a breadcrumb navigation for a website can be a daunting task if not planned properly. Once the categories of the website start to grow and alter, the breadcrumb can become outdated if not automated. Some of the techniques are discussed in this article.
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Breadcrumb Navigation: There's More to Hansel and Gretel than Meets the Eye
A study at Wichita State University suggests that investment in breadcrumb navigation may be well-rewarded. It showed a significant improvement in the usability of a site where breadcrumb navigation was present and users were shown how it worked.