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Difference between xml sitemap vs html sitemap ?

Discussion in 'Google Sitemaps' started by harshpatel, Oct 5, 2011.

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    What is the difference between xml sitemap vs html sitemap ?
    Which is better ?
     
    harshpatel, Oct 5, 2011 IP
  2. websitetools

    websitetools Well-Known Member

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    HTML sitemaps for humans + search engines (like any other webpage)
    XML sitemaps for search engines
     
    websitetools, Oct 7, 2011 IP
  3. woody allen

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    do you know if the xml sitemap we create for google if it works for Baidu in China as well? how to submit sitemap to Baidu?
     
    woody allen, Oct 11, 2011 IP
  4. you-me

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    XML sitemap is purely for search engine and HTML sitemap is basically for site user. Its better to use both.
     
    you-me, Oct 15, 2011 IP
  5. Jasonmcc

    Jasonmcc Greenhorn

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    Hi,

    Html sitemap is like a web page, but xml sitemap is for robots.

    Hope that helps.
     
    Jasonmcc, Oct 15, 2011 IP
  6. Neel Chauhan

    Neel Chauhan Peon

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    Hi ,
    Html sitemap is for you and for the Search engine but Xml sitemap is only for the search engine. But it is better to use both xml and html sitemap.
     
    Neel Chauhan, Oct 18, 2011 IP
  7. ketqua.org

    ketqua.org Member

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    yes, i think you should create both xml and html sitemap.

    i created both for my site, and my ketwords on top.
    goodluck
     
    ketqua.org, Oct 18, 2011 IP
  8. triforce.co.in

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    HTML sitemap is used for user so that one should find any pages easily if website has large number of pages.
    XML sitemap is used for search engine for crawling all pages easily through search engine spider.
    So both are important for SEO point of view.
     
    triforce.co.in, Nov 14, 2011 IP
  9. Rven000

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    both HTML sitemap and xml sitemap is important
    -HTML sitemap for users.
    for them to easily find pages

    -XML sitemap for search engine.
    for robots/ crawlers.
     
    Rven000, Nov 14, 2011 IP
  10. gammabuddy

    gammabuddy Peon

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    Giving you an example of When Sitemap.xml is most useful over Sitemap.html :

    Consider you have a site just like facebook and twitter which generate good no. of crawlable pages every day. In this case if you have sitemap.xml with all the new urls which you want to get indexed in google then you just need to submit your sitemap.xml to google, then all new profile will get indexed by google.

    Sitemap.xml is the best way to tell search engines that you have got some new pages which you need to get indexed. While Sitemap.html will become massive if you display too many URLs/pages in it. Hope that make sense.
     
    gammabuddy, Nov 16, 2011 IP
  11. tripbuilder

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    in simple language xml sitemap is for crawler and html one is for human.
     
    tripbuilder, Nov 18, 2011 IP
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    sitemap must be xml format.
     
    komanchi, Nov 19, 2011 IP
  13. acharyachemtech045

    acharyachemtech045 Peon

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    for big site xml sitemap is better
     
    acharyachemtech045, Nov 21, 2011 IP
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    html site map is for search engine as well as users but the main work of html sitemap is for users on the other hand xml sitemap is only for search engines
     
    dakshinfo, Nov 29, 2011 IP
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    yup.thanks..I was unaware of the difference between the two..
     
    iridiumsuite, Dec 5, 2011 IP
  16. Gregmori

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    XML sitemap is for google and html sitemap is for the normal users...
     
    Gregmori, Dec 5, 2011 IP
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    HTML site map for your own web-site and XML is for Google page Indexing.
     
    Clinton Fleurant, Jan 4, 2012 IP
  18. stepbystep

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    HTML sitemap is for user and also for search engine crawler and xml sitemap is only for search engines for indexing site pages.
     
    stepbystep, Jan 4, 2012 IP
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    Both xml and html sitemap are important for a website, but specially html sitemap for users, how ever xml for search engine bot.
     
    Ayansarei, Jan 4, 2012 IP
  20. JerrickYeoh

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    HTML sitemap is only human to read
    while
    XML sitemap is for google to crawl and read it

    So a website we need to have both sitemaps.
     
    JerrickYeoh, Jan 4, 2012 IP