An SEO professional asked John Mueller about their site, which is not a very user-friendly site.
However, the Chrome inspect feature in their all-menu links are there in the source code.
John answered that, from his perspective, just like with the question they had on web components earlier, he would test it.
But, you are much better off not just believing him, but rather using a testing tool to try it out. And the testing tools that Google has available are quite well documented.
There are many variations on things that they recommend regarding improving things if you run into problems.
From Google’s point of view, the guidance that they have is essentially very technical in that Google needs to make sure that Googlebot can see the content from a technical point of view, and that it can see the links on your pages from a technical perspective.
Google doesn’t primarily care about user friendliness. But, your users do care about user friendliness.
Therefore, perhaps it makes sense to do a bit more so that your users are really, for sure, having a good experience on your pages.
And this is often something that isn’t just a matter of using a simple testing tool.
Instead, it’s something where you have to do a small user study or interview users or at least do a survey on your site so you can understand where do your users get stuck?
What problems are they facing?
If you can improve the user-side of things, they are more likely to come back, to tell other people as well, and to invite others to use your website.
This happens at approximately the 10:23 mark in the video.