Since Drupal stores all pages in a database, the webmaster is responsible for creating a hierarchical organization of the content. The visitors and search engines then navigate through a logically subdivided site structure.
Native Drupal URL for a page is example.com/node/271 or example.com/?q=/node/271. A user- and SEO-friendly URL is website.com/section/article
Ensure that Clean URLs (/admin/settings/clean-urls) are enabled.
- Open the Pathauto admin control panel - Administer > Site configuration > Pathauto
- Expand the Node path settings pane. Enter [menupath-raw] into the default path pattern or a particular node type.
- If changing existing node aliases choose appropriate Update action in the General Settings section and select Bulk generate aliases
- Save settings.
This setup will generate URL paths that reflect selected menu hierarchy as chosen in Menu settings when creating a node.