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Why xml sitemap is best?

Discussion in 'Google Sitemaps' started by spymobilephonesoftware, May 20, 2011.

  1. #1
    Hello Friends,
    SEMrush
    why best XML sitemap for google? why not best HTML sitemap for google if i will create HTML sitemap then what happen with my website....
     
    spymobilephonesoftware, May 20, 2011 IP
    SEMrush
  2. SSC

    SSC Active Member

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    Different crawlers prefers different sitemaps, Yahoo prefers .TXT sitemap while Google asks for .XML sitemap
    Similarly, MSN has a different choice. you won't get much benefit if you are going to submit HTML sitemap to Google
    because HTML sitemap is not the one which Google asks for. adding an XML sitemap will ensure discovery of all of your sites pages
     
    SSC, May 20, 2011 IP
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    bbrij871 Peon

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    Its not about the best choice its about the format in which search engine(s) understand the sitemap.
     
    bbrij871, May 21, 2011 IP
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    weknowonlinemarketing Peon

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    GoogleBot prefers the .xml sitemap.
     
    weknowonlinemarketing, May 25, 2011 IP
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    SSC Active Member

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    Exactly! and that's why its better to add .xml sitemap to feed Goolebot
     
    SSC, May 25, 2011 IP
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    #6
    Why are you (and the rest of the people who responded) under the impression that an XML Sitemap is better for any of the search bots?

    An HTML site map is just fine for all bots and humans too! Only those who support the Sitemaps protocol will be able to read your Sitemap.

    Even Matt Cutts says to have both but if you are pressed for time, do the HTML site map first.

    [video=youtube;hi5DGOu1uA0]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hi5DGOu1uA0[/video]
     
    WebPageMistakes, May 25, 2011 IP
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    maketick Peon

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    Hi friends,

    I am doing off page optimization of a website......Now I want to create sitemap....The question is how to make a .xml sitemap?

    If anybody has any idea then share with me....
     
    maketick, May 25, 2011 IP
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    I use a TXT sitemap for Google and it takes is pretty well... you do not have to have XML sitemap for Google...
     
    JackRT, May 25, 2011 IP
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    Dear Friend,

    Google sitemap is the best for crawler all pages for fast.
     
    joytravels, May 26, 2011 IP
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    aniket123 Greenhorn

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    You can create manually or through online xml sitemap creator as link xml-sitemaps (dot) com
     
    aniket123, May 26, 2011 IP
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    maketick Peon

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    Thanks Aniket
     
    maketick, May 26, 2011 IP
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    aniket123 Greenhorn

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    Welcome..... :)
     
    aniket123, May 26, 2011 IP
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    Create a HTML sitemap for humans (and crawlers) and XML sitemap for crawlers. Your HTML sitemap can pass on link juice which may be useful in some cases :)
     
    websitetools, May 27, 2011 IP
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    Adrian kiwee Peon

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    I agree, you may use the general template for the html sitemap, and generate the xml with sitemapGenerator.jnlp.
     
    Adrian kiwee, May 31, 2011 IP
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    #15
    Good question, but all 12 types of sitemap are important.
     
    Drachsi, Jun 1, 2011 IP
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    outsourcelink806 Peon

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    Xml sitemap are becouse all the in website in indexed in search engine and update in google webmaster tools.
     
    outsourcelink806, Jun 1, 2011 IP
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    Google uses more than the sitemap.xml to index your site, othe companies use other types of website sitemaps, Don't just limit yourself to one.

    Drachsi
     
    Drachsi, Jun 1, 2011 IP
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    #18
    it is the best choice go with it
     
    rockeerz, Jun 8, 2011 IP
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    In the "Old days" you had to add a url to Google manually, the advantage of the latest version of xml, is that all of the information that Google needs to completely index a website is available. Modified pages, new additions, images etc. So in many ways Google is doing the work for you. All you have to do is tell Google about your sitemap and request a visit.

    I have put some info together on website sitemaps if you would like a bit more info.

    Drachsi
     
    Drachsi, Jun 8, 2011 IP
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    PalmGeo Greenhorn

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    HTML site-maps are easy to understand for humans and xml is easy to understand for Google Bot.
     
    PalmGeo, Jun 24, 2011 IP