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what is the difference between sitemap xml and sitemap html?

Discussion in 'Google Sitemaps' started by jonewatson, Jan 19, 2012.

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    Hi everyone,
    I want to know that What is The Difference Between HTML Sitemap and XML Sitemap?
    SEMrush
     
    jonewatson, Jan 19, 2012 IP
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  2. Peachi

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    The HTML sitemap is for humans. It is a quick map/overview of the pages on your site which are listed using links (with anchor text). People can use it to locate a page they need quickly and easily.

    The XML sitemap is for search engine spiders/bots. It is there to tell the search engines which URLs are part of your website. It appears as code. It helps the search engines find pages that they might miss on a normal crawl and it is also good if you have dynamic content or is new. Submit the XML sitemap as a feed in webmaster tools.
     
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    The difference between XML and HTML site map is that when we submit XML site map in webmaster tool it convert in to HTML site map and then it crawl it, but when we submit HTML site map their is no need to convert it, so it is very useful to crawl for crawler and it work fast.
     
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    Not true - the robots crawl the XML sitemap to find the URL's in your website - they do not convert it into HTML and they can crawl it as it is.

    HTML sitemaps are for humans.
     
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    You don't need to submit the HTML one
     
    Peachi, Jan 20, 2012 IP
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    Xml sitemap is basically repository and html sitemap is used for viewing purpose
     
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    XML for Search Engines and their Crawlers which useful to index your web pages and HTML is for Users if they can't find their required topic or information or can't get right term to search then they must prefer to check out HTML Sitemap.
     
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    XML sitemap is for search engines while HTML sitemap is user friendly..
     
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