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Which sitemap is good .xml or .html

Discussion in 'Google Sitemaps' started by grseo, Apr 4, 2009.

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    Hi,

    Can any one suggest me which is good sitemap.xml or sitemap.html to crawl my webpages?
    SEMrush
     
    grseo, Apr 4, 2009 IP
    SEMrush
  2. m.stevens

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    For the search engines, .xml. For your users, .html (and only if you want to help them navigate your large site).
     
    m.stevens, Apr 5, 2009 IP
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    Use sitemap.xml to crawl your WebPages better. I have no sitemaps in my blog site. But Google crawls and index new postings within a few hours. Anyway, so far I know, sitemap is useful.
     
    suman817, Apr 5, 2009 IP
  4. Nancy1234

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    Very interesting topic I think XML sitemap is good to crawl your site better in search engines. If your site navigation is good then it is not necessary to use sitemap but sitemap is a additional tool for serach engines.
     
    Nancy1234, Apr 6, 2009 IP
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    Google Webmaster tools makes it easy to submit sitemaps. They may not be "necessary" but I'd recommend them because they are typically used for both indexing and for navigation.

    Hope that helps
     
    Baobab, Apr 7, 2009 IP
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    .XML sitemaps are meant for crawlers and spiders while html sitemap is meant for visitors.

    Visitors have a primary choice to browse site by navigating thro links and can have html sitemap as secondary choice.

    So, from SEO perspective, XML Sitemaps are must. HTML sitemaps are also good, but mostly for visitors, It doesnt fulfill the purpose of XML Sitemap for bots and crawlers....


    goodluck..
     
    ircguy, Apr 7, 2009 IP
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    the XML is better because it gives more possibilities
     
    dgi2005, Apr 7, 2009 IP
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    if you using the sitemap for the search engines i recomment .xml if it's for users maybe .html is better but since most of the time we use the sitemap for the SE ... i guess xml wins big time
     
    webpros21, Apr 7, 2009 IP
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    both html and xml are good, but I think that xml is more practical, cuase most of the search engines will accept that better than html. Anyway, you can create both sitemaps with Sitemap Writer Pro.
     
    aprilforshee, Jun 18, 2010 IP
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    xml for search engine submission, and html one for website sub-pages.


    Ked38
     
    ked38, Jun 18, 2010 IP
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    Good question . XML is good for search engines whereas HTML sitemaps are friendly for human users.
     
    sandy121, Jun 18, 2010 IP
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    .XML is best beside you can used gnzip sitemap too that compress your original sitemap. HTML is for GUI where people can easily navigate your website. Through .xml it never possible.
     
    mabiawilliams, Jun 25, 2010 IP
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    Both sitemap our very important and gives advantage to our website, XML sitemap helps to crawl our website through robots and html sitemap user to search our website very easily.
     
    pradeep.onlineinfo, Jun 28, 2010 IP
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    Both the site maps are useful in its own way. xml site map is useful for search engine's and html for user's.Its easy to understand.
     
    rexallen, Jul 1, 2010 IP
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    i think all site maps are good as xml sitemap is google freindly, .txt is yahoo freindly and .html is msn, bing freindly.
     
    premgarment, Jul 2, 2010 IP
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    in short both are helpful for our site
     
    catilucky, Jul 21, 2010 IP
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    I agree with m.stevens.
     
    Sanghamitra, Jul 21, 2010 IP
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    xml and html both are useful in seo
     
    newlogo, Jul 22, 2010 IP
  19. Jeff110

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    XML Sitemap is usually called as spiders sitemap, it is meant for spiders to crawl.It make spiders to crawl the pages.Whereas HTML Sitemap is meant for Human, it helps a visitor to reach every page of website thus it is for users who use for easy navigation from one page to another page easily..
     
    Jeff110, Jul 30, 2010 IP
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    XML sitemaps are easy to crawl by search engies.so it is better to go for XML sitemaps.
     
    gunendra, Jul 30, 2010 IP