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Which Sitemap is better HTML OR XML ?

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

  1. daswon

    daswon Peon

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    #41
    XML is better for sitemaps.
    SEMrush
     
    daswon, Mar 22, 2011 IP
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  2. ibee

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    #42
    XML sitemap according to Google Sitemap protocol is useful to intimate Google bots about the latest updates on your website whereas HTML sitemap is useful for the visitor while browser or navigating your website. Both are useful :)
     
    ibee, Mar 22, 2011 IP
  3. lojogroup

    lojogroup Member

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    #43
    Both sitemaps should be included for a better website promotion.
     
    lojogroup, Mar 25, 2011 IP
  4. ragnamaniac1

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    #44
    i don know much abt sitemap but i prefer XML sitemap
     
    ragnamaniac1, Apr 12, 2011 IP
  5. kgondewar

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    #45
    you do not search what is the difference between html and xml sitemap
     
    kgondewar, Apr 13, 2011 IP
  6. kgondewar

    kgondewar Peon

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    #46
    why not xml?
     
    kgondewar, Apr 13, 2011 IP
  7. showkatahmad

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    #47
    Both are equally good some how for the Google point of view Xml sitemap is better and for the user point of view HTML sitemap is better..
     
    showkatahmad, Apr 13, 2011 IP
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    #48
    HTML sitemap helps users and XML sitemap helps to search engine
     
    johnsander, Apr 18, 2011 IP
  9. lojogroup

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    #49
    For the existence of a website visitors as well as search engines both have important roles to play. Due to this fact both HTML and XML site maps are important.
     
    lojogroup, Apr 21, 2011 IP
  10. tech-guy

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    #50
    Both sitemaps are used by search engines. Search Engines are smart enough to read all the languages. As far as tools are concerned, I' am not a big fan of using free tools because they simply kills the purpose of sitemaps. Sitemaps are used to make your site crawl and re crawl faster. Lets discuss a scenario, Your site is already in the sitemap and all URLs are cached by Google. On one page you have added some more content and now you want Google to re crawl that newly updated page. Best way to deal with such issues is by changing the last modified tag in the sitemap. If you use free tools then it will change the last modified date of all the URLs.

    All sitemaps should be on the root : That's not correct

    Same Question Was Asked To Matt Cutts (Google) and you can see his reply in this video

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hi5DGOu1uA0
     
    tech-guy, Apr 21, 2011 IP
  11. iamabhi

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    #51
    xml sitemaps are more meant to search engines and html are used for visitors to navigate through sites!!
     
    iamabhi, Apr 22, 2011 IP
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    #52
    Its easy for search engines to crawl xml sitemaps that html sitemaps...xml sitemaps are search engine friendly!!..i read some where that its better to post html sitemap to yahoo directory and xml is well suited for google..for fast listing in google use xml sitemaps
     
    iamabhi, Apr 22, 2011 IP
  13. sabanashekh

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    #53
    Both sitemap are important. But as per crawler XML is more important in compare with HTML or other sitemap extension.

    If you seen that Bing webmaster toolbox only accept .XML format sitemap.

    I hope you query was solved.

    Please let me know if you have still doubt.

    Thanks,
     
    sabanashekh, Apr 22, 2011 IP
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    #54
    I think both should be used: XML one is mainly for search engines esp. Google, and HTML one is for human visitors.
     
    jayden88, May 22, 2011 IP
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    #55
    Hi, i think both sites are very use full..... XML sitemap used to search engine......HTML is used to handle simple and small sites........ and XML used to handle a large sites....
     
    cute-sherry, Jun 2, 2011 IP
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    #56
    thanks for the info. im gonna try an xml site map soon
     
    tastesgreat, Jun 5, 2011 IP
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    #57
    xhtml. Drupal has a module to auto-create and auto-submit. Handy.
     
  18. lojogroup

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    #58
    Really, that's very good.

    Thanks for sharing this information.
     
    lojogroup, Jun 28, 2011 IP
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    adomcruze Banned

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    #59
    XML is used for webmaster and html sitemap used for user.
     
    adomcruze, Jun 28, 2011 IP
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    #60
    surely xml best for a site.
     
    jamessmith01, Jun 30, 2011 IP