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Which Sitemap is better HTML OR XML ?

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

  1. anmolmakkar5

    anmolmakkar5 Member

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    #141
    XML sitemap is better than the rest. 90 percent of website use a XML Sitemap
    SEMrush
     
    anmolmakkar5, Nov 1, 2012 IP
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  2. Maria James

    Maria James Peon

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    #142
    .xml sitemap is the best...........
     
    Maria James, Nov 2, 2012 IP
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    cristinabrown36 Peon

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    #143
    submit formatted sitemap to webmaster that is xml but submit html also, because xml sitemap is for webmaster perspective and html is for users so always create html site map and submit xml manually created sitemap to webmaster.
     
    cristinabrown36, Nov 3, 2012 IP
  4. cristinabrown36

    cristinabrown36 Peon

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    #144
    use both site map xml for webmaster because webmaster support only xml format and html for the users but submit xml sitemap.
     
    cristinabrown36, Nov 3, 2012 IP
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    #145
    if you are interested in increasing the rankings for your site (SEO) use XML sitemaps. HTML sitemaps only make viewing easier for a confused or lost user. you can easily include both :)
     
    kaavay, Nov 5, 2012 IP
  6. vivekthakur

    vivekthakur Greenhorn

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    #146
    xml sitemap is best for your site comparing to html sitemap. Sitemap publish lists of links from across their sites. The basic premise is that some sites have a large number of dynamic pages that are only available through the use of forms and user entries. The Sitemap files contains URLs to these pages so that web crawlers can find them.
    XML sitemaps are especially important to these sites:
    A brand new website without many back links
    A website containing a lot of archived content that is not well-linked
    A website with lots of pages and complex hierarchy
    A website with indexing problems and no desired rankings
    A website with a large number of dynamic pages.
     
    vivekthakur, Nov 7, 2012 IP
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    JennaIshley Peon

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    #147
    Both site maps XML and HTML are important for a website. Actually HTML sitemap is used for the website users to let them understand the structure of the website. On the other hand, XML sitemap is used for search engine bots for the same purpose.
     
    JennaIshley, Nov 8, 2012 IP
  8. Webian

    Webian Active Member

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    #148
    both XML and HTML sitemaps are required. XML for submitting to Webmaster Tools and HTML for adding in your website.
     
    Webian, Nov 8, 2012 IP
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    #149
    Hello everyone,
    From my personal experience I found that XML sitemap is better than HTML site map because google webmaster is not accepted html site map.


    Happy Diwali To All!!!
     
    sandeepipb, Nov 9, 2012 IP
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    #150
    XML ALL THe WAAAAY!
     
    aviglobe, Nov 10, 2012 IP
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    #151
    They are all important. And each sitemap has different features and use.
    The XML sitemap is mainly created for Search engines like Google and the other sitemap HTML sitemap is mainly created for users your visitors.
     
    Techloverofyou, Nov 11, 2012 IP
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    #152
    Both are important for SEO
     
    htddcs, Nov 13, 2012 IP
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    johnaustin9 Member

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    #153
    XML site map is better then html site map
     
    johnaustin9, Nov 19, 2012 IP
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    #154
    There are three types of sitemaps
    ROR
    XML
    HTML

    HTML sitemap is used for user, on the other hand XML sitemap is for Search Engines.
     
    davidh11, Nov 20, 2012 IP
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    afoley77 Active Member

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    #155
    In my knowledge XML site map would be the best solution for your problem. Because it makes sense to search engine crawler.
     
    afoley77, Jan 9, 2013 IP
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    #156
    There is no dout that you have to use xml sitemap!
     
    Jack&Jones, Jan 11, 2013 IP
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    #157
    Both are important...please use both sitmeap...
     
    avinashblacksmith, Jan 15, 2013 IP
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    #158
    The use of both sitemap is different so we can say that both are important for website because HTML sitemap in adding in website for user and with help of HTML sitemap users reach easily at required web pages in little time.

    And XML sitemap are adding in website for search engine because all the page contain at single page than indexing of all page once or twice in month that increase weight of website.
     
    todion, Jan 16, 2013 IP
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    #159
    There has been a lot of debate over which one is better, you can use both XML and HTML site - maps or any one of them.
     
    promowebeveron, Jan 28, 2013 IP
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    seohound Greenhorn

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    #160
    Essentially a HTML sitemap will help your users and to a certain extent help your site with Google if all your pages are not linked elsewhere on your site.

    On a properly designed site with good internal linking a HTML sitemap will not benefit you with regards to ranking by Google as Google will already be able to index all your pages correctly.

    A XML sitemap is the one you should focus on as it allows to make clear signals to Google (over and above your internal site structure) which pages should be treated as a priority. This helps Google index and rank the pages you want as your priority landing pages.

    HTML sitemap - optional
    XML sitemap - essential
     
    seohound, Jan 30, 2013 IP