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Which Sitemap is better HTML OR XML ?

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

  1. promowebeveron

    promowebeveron Member

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    #161
    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.
    SEMrush
     
    promowebeveron, Jan 28, 2013 IP
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    seohound Greenhorn

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    #162
    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
  3. qualitylinkseller

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    #163
    Hello,

    XML sitemap is better for Search Engines.... and .html sitemap is good for visitors... But if you are looking for SEO then XML site map is good.

    Thanks.
     
    qualitylinkseller, Jan 31, 2013 IP
  4. copxxx

    copxxx Well-Known Member

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    #164
    Yes, XML sitemaps for search engines, HTML sitemaps for humans however you should try this wordpress plugin if you really have got a WP site because this wp plugin makes both, xml and html sitemaps and it's the best sitemap generator to wordpress.
    Feel free to message me if you need any help with wordpress.
     
    copxxx, Jan 31, 2013 IP
  5. Sashakta

    Sashakta Greenhorn

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    #165
    XML much better for Sitemap. thanks for the info.
     
    Sashakta, Feb 1, 2013 IP
  6. adam andrews

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    #166
    html sitemaps are not always necessary I've found. XML Sitemaps are far more valauble and absolutely essential, especially when getting new sections/pages to index quickly.


    you're essentially making google's job easier, and it will thank you for it :)
     
    adam andrews, Feb 1, 2013 IP
  7. usman8

    usman8 Banned

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    #167
    Both are classy and good for surfing in the sites.
    HTML and XML is also best in sites. I used both sitemaps in my sites and found result so good for my sites.
    It is such a good tool to find and also for guidance for visitors.
     
    usman8, Feb 28, 2013 IP
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    #168
    XML sitemap is very good for search engine engine.
     
    hussain9891, Mar 1, 2013 IP
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    afoley77 Active Member

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    #169
    xml site is better than html
     
    afoley77, Mar 6, 2013 IP
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    rohittripathi Greenhorn

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    #170
    Both site map have their owne good ness,
    XML- use for search engine
    HTML- this one is used for site visitor
     
    rohittripathi, Mar 6, 2013 IP
  11. Alex Jonson

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    #171
    XML sitemap is better..rather then you choose any other option.
     
    Alex Jonson, Mar 19, 2013 IP
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    webmuasamvn Peon

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    seo-india Banned

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    #173
    xml site map is best one for indexing your web pages.
     
    seo-india, Apr 2, 2013 IP
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    #174
    Both sitemap has their own usage. XML sitemap is useful for the web spiders and HTML sitemap is for users. Using XML sitemap, spider visits on pages listed in the sitemap and index those pages in the search engine index and with the help of html sitemap, user can visit every section of your website and this makes your website navigation easy to use. These days some of website does not use html sitemap as they show all of their links in the footer. e.g. www.expertmagentodevelopers.com
     
    markstev, Apr 3, 2013 IP
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    xml site is more search engine friendly than html sitemap.
     
    anna30, Apr 20, 2013 IP
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    #176
    html sitemap You put on Your website - user friendly.
    xml sitemap is for a robot/bug/whatever to check Your website so its for - SEO
     
    delix, May 8, 2013 IP
  17. Shawn Michaels

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    Thanks for taking the time to discuss this, I feel strongly about it and love learning more on this topic.
     
    Shawn Michaels, May 9, 2013 IP
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    #178
    HTML and XML both sitemaps are important on their places. HTML sitemap is user friendly and XML sitemap is Google Friendly. and for that you can use xml-sitemap.com for make this. Also use sitemap for your mobile website.
     
    jeanjoycee, May 12, 2013 IP
  19. Peter CHristopher

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    #179
    Both the sites maps are essential as...

    XML servers for crawlers where as the HTML one helps the visitors in navigation.
     
    Peter CHristopher, Jun 11, 2013 IP
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    #180
    XML sitemap is for search engine and HTML sitemap is for human both have the same importance but XML site map help us to index our pages in search engine.
     
    iamalive, Jul 22, 2013 IP