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Google sitemap.xml vs Google sitemap.html

Discussion in 'Google Sitemaps' started by findashish, May 18, 2010.

  1. #1
    Hello mates,
    SEMrush
    Which is best Google sitemap format : sitemap.xml or sitemap.html

    :confused:
     
    findashish, May 18, 2010 IP
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  2. app789

    app789 Peon

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    Sitemap.xml is more better in comparison of sitemap.html.
    In .xml you could indexed you site more effectively. I use sitemap.xml for my website.
     
    app789, May 19, 2010 IP
  3. coun_vincent

    coun_vincent Well-Known Member

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    #3
    for google sitemap , better to choose .xml it's more readable and competable avc google xD

    gooood luck
     
    coun_vincent, May 19, 2010 IP
  4. PaulSch

    PaulSch Active Member

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    .xml especially if you want your blog indexed fast
     
    PaulSch, May 19, 2010 IP
  5. Azemati

    Azemati Well-Known Member

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    #5
    sitemap.xml is better and help you to index your last posts or entries in Google and other Search Engines.
     
    Azemati, May 19, 2010 IP
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    aeroz1 Active Member

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    There's a difference between a (usually HTML) site map built to help humans navigate around your site, and an XML Sitemap built for search engines. Both of them are useful, and it's great to have both. A site map on your domain can also help search engines find your content (since crawlers can follow the links on the page). However, if you submit an HTML site map in place of a Sitemap, Webmaster Tools will report an error because an HTML page isn't one of our recognized Sitemap formats. Also, if you create an XML Sitemap, you'll be able to give us more information than you can with an HTML site map (which is just a collection of links).
     
    aeroz1, Jun 9, 2010 IP
  7. whitespparow

    whitespparow Peon

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    Sitemap.xml is best for the Google. Google supports the Sitemap.xml.
     
    whitespparow, Jun 10, 2010 IP
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    harry009 Active Member

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    as per my point of view ... both sitemap is good because .html sitemap always useful for users and .xml sitemap use full for search engines its help search engine to crawl the whole site in one place .. that is sitemap .
     
    harry009, Jun 10, 2010 IP
  9. tulsatech

    tulsatech Peon

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    How do you create a sitemap.html?
     
    tulsatech, Jun 10, 2010 IP
  10. ikyu

    ikyu Peon

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    i choose Google sitemap.html
     
    ikyu, Jun 30, 2010 IP
  11. leadgeneration

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    hello,
    firstly , i want to clarify main difference between .xmt & .html sitemap is one for search engine & other for human . but both are sitemaps . Xml ease to crawl for search engine , on the other hand html sitemap present the easy map of the site .
     
    leadgeneration, Jun 30, 2010 IP
  12. pri2sh

    pri2sh Active Member

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    .xml is accepted by all major search engines like google,bing,yahoo.
     
    pri2sh, Jun 30, 2010 IP
  13. Alan Smith

    Alan Smith Active Member

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    Both html and xml sitemap have different task. So both are necessary.
    HTML Sitemap is for website visitors so that they can find all pages on that website if the site is large.
    XML Sitemap is for search engine spiders for better indexing of web pages.
    For website indexing XML sitemap is more important.
     
    Alan Smith, Nov 23, 2010 IP
  14. SRwebSEO

    SRwebSEO Member

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    #14
    Google read sitemap.xml and and sitemap.html display for user.
     
    SRwebSEO, Nov 23, 2010 IP
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    Basically Two Different Site Maps,

    i) XML sitemaps
    XML sitemaps are intended for search engines and helps them index the appropriate pages from that website. They are basically an XML file that has all the pages in the website listed in the appropriate order with the necessary information tagged to it.

    ii) HTML sitemaps
    HTML sitemaps are basically HTML files that have the entire pages of a website listed in the appropriate order with the necessary information tagged to it.

    Both sitemaps are necessary for a website. XML Sitemap fast indexing & HTML sitemap for indexing & User easily navigate to other pages.

    thanks,
     
    michaelvk, Dec 2, 2010 IP
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    iampapan Active Member

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    Use both sitemap xml and html site map.....these two site maps are very important. Actually, we can't see xml site map in site's navigation bar but we can see html site map in site navigation bar.
     
    iampapan, Dec 6, 2010 IP
  17. PXN

    PXN Peon

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    I have both on my server, but I submitted the .xml
     
    PXN, Dec 6, 2010 IP
  18. seoexpertcertification

    seoexpertcertification Greenhorn

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    #18
    Google sitemap.xml is best for sitemap submission. Other search engines also like the XML sitemap for indexing the URL's.
     
    seoexpertcertification, Jan 4, 2011 IP
  19. MasterWeb

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    Just do the right thing, use .xml
     
    MasterWeb, Jan 9, 2011 IP
  20. whiteshadow18

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    XML I think it is for search engines, the HTML is for the visitor, so i guess that both are the best
     
    whiteshadow18, Jan 10, 2011 IP