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Which Sitemap is better HTML OR XML ?

Discussion in 'Google Sitemaps' started by Backlinkshub, Jan 26, 2011.

  1. #1
    I am confused with sitemap creation that which sitemap will be good for my website ?


    I am having website which is in wordpress & i want to create sitemap for my website but someone told me that for the static website HTML sitemap is better than XML sitemap.


    Plz help me .
     
    Backlinkshub, Jan 26, 2011 IP
  2. telxcomputers

    telxcomputers Member

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    i would to tell you that xml sitemap used to search engine and html used to user. xml-sitemaps.com best tool to create sitemap. it provides four file html, xml, ror, txt also known urllist.txt. all sitemap should be on root.
     
    telxcomputers, Jan 26, 2011 IP
  3. nit Green

    nit Green Guest

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    Above poster right,

    Actually XML sitemap used for Search engine and Html for User.
     
    nit Green, Jan 27, 2011 IP
  4. GrindcoreVlad

    GrindcoreVlad Peon

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    You should build both. But the XML one in my opinion is mandatory.
    HTML sitemap is used for both users and search engines but is difficult to create when you have large sites.
     
    GrindcoreVlad, Jan 27, 2011 IP
  5. prasannas

    prasannas Peon

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    You should use XML sitemap, for this you can use Google XML sitemap generator plugin.
    This plugin is easy to use and can done by automatic or manual way.
     
    prasannas, Jan 27, 2011 IP
  6. websitetools

    websitetools Well-Known Member

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    If you are just getting started to sitemaps, you can check this sitemap examples and explanations article (explains differences between HTML/XHTML, RSS/ROR, XML, text etc.)
     
    websitetools, Jan 27, 2011 IP
  7. ska_kashif

    ska_kashif Guest

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    there are two types site you have XML,HTML. XML is very useful for search engine aspecificaly and THML is both like user and seach engine
     
    ska_kashif, Jan 27, 2011 IP
  8. kamaljit1987

    kamaljit1987 Peon

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    In my mind ,I think both site maps are best for an SEO friendly website.Because HTML site map is for user and XML site map is for Crawler.
     
    kamaljit1987, Jan 28, 2011 IP
  9. George28

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    The xml sitemap includes links to every page of your website.
    HTML sitemap is a page on your website that is visible to your visitors
     
    George28, Jan 28, 2011 IP
  10. Backlinkshub

    Backlinkshub Peon

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    Thanks you everybody to give me such a nice response.

    I was not expecting that much of response, Because i am new to digital forum & i was not having the knowledge that people respond in this manner.


    Thanks again everybody !!!
     
    Backlinkshub, Jan 28, 2011 IP
  11. awais minhas

    awais minhas Peon

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    Xhtml sitemap will be helpful for you instead of HTML
     
    awais minhas, Jan 28, 2011 IP
  12. peteisneat09

    peteisneat09 Greenhorn

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    #12
    xml... I like it at least
     
    peteisneat09, Jan 28, 2011 IP
  13. twmas52712

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    #13
    for a smaller site, XML. Split the file up if you need to! I have 9 XML sitemaps on my site, 5K in each
     
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  14. rain21

    rain21 Member

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    i recommend xml site maps...
     
    rain21, Jan 29, 2011 IP
  15. lojogroup

    lojogroup Peon

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    #15
    Both HTML and XML site map are essential. As discussed above XML site map for Search engines and HTML for visitors. Both are helpful for a website.
     
    lojogroup, Jan 29, 2011 IP
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    #16
    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.
     
    hillaryjohnson, Jan 30, 2011 IP
  17. prefiber

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    I recommend to take both, submit xml sitemap to google and show your customers a html sitemap.
     
    prefiber, Jan 31, 2011 IP
  18. lojogroup

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    Both Html and XML site map acts as guide for a website. Html site map guiding people to get their required info quickly, XML site map guiding the crawler of search engine.
     
    lojogroup, Feb 8, 2011 IP
  19. lgsmith

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    Boths are similar for sitemap but XML is better then HTML because with the help of HTML it is difficult to handle the large site and XML easily handle all sites . Thus i prefer to the XML .:rolleyes:
     
    lgsmith, Feb 9, 2011 IP
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    XML has a lot of advantages over the traditional HTML
     
    desirock, Feb 14, 2011 IP