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What is the difference between sitemap.html and sitemap.xml?

Discussion in 'Google Sitemaps' started by techendeavour, Jul 15, 2011.

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    Hi Friends,

    What is the difference between sitemap.html and sitemap.xml?
    SEMrush
    Thanks,
     
    techendeavour, Jul 15, 2011 IP
    SEMrush
  2. websitetools

    websitetools Well-Known Member

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    You can check this sitemaps article which has code examples and explanations of all common sitemap file kinds
     
    websitetools, Jul 15, 2011 IP
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    thunder9x Peon

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    Basic difference is HTML for visitors and XML for Search Engines. http://nehapandkar.blogspot.com/2011/06/difference-between-xml-and-html-sitemap.html
     
    thunder9x, Jul 15, 2011 IP
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    Hi,

    The basic difference is that the HTML format of the sitemap contain the URLs "without additional information" like the priority of a Page on your website, The time when the page was last modified or the frequency of the page modification. You can add these additional attributes to an xml sitemap. The later one is most commonly used and seo friendly :)
     
    marshall14jpr, Jul 17, 2011 IP
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    wadibahi Member

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    Thanks for sharing information
    i too need the answer a this question :D
     
    wadibahi, Jul 17, 2011 IP
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    Icecube_media Peon

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    Hi,

    Well in simple words HTML sitemap appears to the website visitors other than XML Sitemap doesn't appear to the visitors !
     
    Icecube_media, Jul 17, 2011 IP
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    veecreate Member

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    HTML for visitors
    XML for Search Engines.
     
    veecreate, Jul 25, 2011 IP
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    johnsander Member

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    html site map for users and xml site map for search engines.
     
    johnsander, Jul 25, 2011 IP
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    aileenwuornos Peon

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    HTML version sitemap is for users and XML version sitemap is for Crawlers
     
    aileenwuornos, Jul 27, 2011 IP
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    orientalrugcareny Peon

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    HTML sitemap used forr user and xml sitemap for search engine friendly sitemap. that special used to rank the website. crawl every page of site.
     
    orientalrugcareny, Jul 27, 2011 IP
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    glennforum Peon

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    In terms of Purpose:
    1. HTML Sitemaps - are for visitors of your website, for them to easily navigate through your website.
    2. XML Sitemaps - are for search engine crawlers for the same purpose, that is to easily navigate and gather date through your website.

    In terms of code structure:
    1. HTML Sitemaps - utilizes Hypertext Markup Language as the code structure.
    2. XML Sitemaps - utilizes The extensible markup language as the code structure.
     
    glennforum, Aug 1, 2011 IP
  12. bluechip11

    bluechip11 Peon

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    HTML sitemap is created for the visitors and XML sitemap is created for search engines but not for humans.
     
    bluechip11, Aug 1, 2011 IP
  13. OSSEO

    OSSEO Active Member

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    XML Sitemap for Search engine and Html sitemap for visitors,
     
    OSSEO, Aug 1, 2011 IP
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    unknownpray Active Member

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    Basically I have come across two types of sitemaps. The first one is sitemap.xml and the second one is sitemap.html.
    The sitemap.xml file is useful for Search Engines and tells it about the other USLs placed on the site.
    The sitemap.html file is useful for navigational purposes for the users to the sites.
     
    unknownpray, Aug 14, 2011 IP
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    .HTML for user and .xml for search engine..
     
    kriishna, Aug 19, 2011 IP
  16. GURUSOFIT

    GURUSOFIT Greenhorn

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    .xml sitemap is generally for search engines, while .html sitemaps are based for search engines and humans as well, because xml can't be understood by novice users.
     
    GURUSOFIT, Aug 20, 2011 IP
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    izwannizam Peon

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    i have a problem with sitemap.whenever i click the sitemap page,it automatically save it as a .gz and i can' view the sitemap in a form of a page
     
    izwannizam, Aug 20, 2011 IP
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    sofiaisabella01 Greenhorn

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    The different between two type of Site map XML and HTML. XML Site map is mainly know as search engine site map. And HTML site map is work for both human visitor of your site and crawler as well. :)
     
    sofiaisabella01, Aug 21, 2011 IP