1. Advertising
    y u no do it?

    Advertising (learn more)

    Advertise virtually anything here, with CPM banner ads, CPM email ads and CPC contextual links. You can target relevant areas of the site and show ads based on geographical location of the user if you wish.

    Starts at just $1 per CPM or $0.10 per CPC.

XML or HTML Sitemap

Discussion in 'Google Sitemaps' started by gino, May 8, 2009.

  1. #1
    Which one do you prefer... XML or HTML sitemap?
    SEMrush
     
    gino, May 8, 2009 IP
    SEMrush
  2. dairyman

    dairyman Notable Member

    Messages:
    7,225
    Likes Received:
    274
    Best Answers:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    205
    #2
    I prefer xml sitemap for submission to google through webmaster tools so that the bot will spider new pages while html sitemap gives an idea about your site for the human visitors :)
     
    dairyman, May 8, 2009 IP
  3. daremkd

    daremkd Peon

    Messages:
    1,085
    Likes Received:
    9
    Best Answers:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    0
    #3
    XML sitemaps are better and you can sub to G so good
     
    daremkd, May 8, 2009 IP
  4. stualpha

    stualpha Peon

    Messages:
    4
    Likes Received:
    0
    Best Answers:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    0
    #4
    Do you get brownie points for also having a html sitemap? (points for improved visitor experience)
     
    stualpha, May 9, 2009 IP
  5. Bestpay

    Bestpay Greenhorn

    Messages:
    4
    Likes Received:
    0
    Best Answers:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    11
    #5
    Hi,

    XML Sitemaps are excellent as they are easy for the search engines like Google, MSN, Yahoo and ask to read, infact they look for a sitemap.xml file when indexing a new site.

    There's no harm in producing an HTML version in addition though. Many people feel more comfortable working with HTML to create their websites "look & feel" and this isn't a problem.

    So i'd say the first thing you need is a sitemap.xml file, then and only then should you think about an HTML sitemap in addition.

    Bestpay
     
    Bestpay, May 9, 2009 IP
  6. advansys

    advansys Guest

    Messages:
    50
    Likes Received:
    0
    Best Answers:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    0
    #6
    prefer both XML and HTML sitemap.
     
    advansys, May 10, 2009 IP
  7. stualpha

    stualpha Peon

    Messages:
    4
    Likes Received:
    0
    Best Answers:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    0
    #7
    yeah i'm going to go with a basic html site map too, I read once that having a html one helps with ranking as it helps users and having a basic html file compared to an xml sitemap is easier on users eyes :D even if I don't get any brownie points its only a couple of seconds work and will do no harm :D
     
    stualpha, May 10, 2009 IP
  8. Grobbulus

    Grobbulus Peon

    Messages:
    557
    Likes Received:
    4
    Best Answers:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    0
    #8
    HTML sitemap for the users and XML sitemap for the search engines. I prefer to use both or to use a XSL stylesheet on my XML sitemap so that it looks similar to the one sitemap plugin of Wordpress. Just makes it easier on the eye.
     
    Grobbulus, May 10, 2009 IP
  9. Agnel

    Agnel Banned

    Messages:
    174
    Likes Received:
    3
    Best Answers:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    0
    #9
    I prefer both the XML Sitemap and User sitemap.
     
    Agnel, May 11, 2009 IP
  10. junosama

    junosama Active Member

    Messages:
    298
    Likes Received:
    4
    Best Answers:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    58
    #10
    You should have an HTML sitemap on your website and submit XML to Google webmaster tools.
     
    junosama, May 11, 2009 IP
  11. Grobbulus

    Grobbulus Peon

    Messages:
    557
    Likes Received:
    4
    Best Answers:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    0
    #11
    You can submit the same XML sitemap to Yahoo.
     
    Grobbulus, May 12, 2009 IP
  12. surenv2003

    surenv2003 Active Member

    Messages:
    135
    Likes Received:
    0
    Best Answers:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    51
    #12
    surenv2003, May 16, 2009 IP
  13. funjoomla

    funjoomla Banned

    Messages:
    28
    Likes Received:
    0
    Best Answers:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    0
    #13
    prefer xml
     
    funjoomla, May 16, 2009 IP
  14. intellg

    intellg Active Member

    Messages:
    387
    Likes Received:
    2
    Best Answers:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    55
    #14
    I always prefer xml sitemap which is generated by different sitemap generator tool.
     
    intellg, May 23, 2009 IP
  15. The Chosen Generl

    The Chosen Generl Peon

    Messages:
    10
    Likes Received:
    0
    Best Answers:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    0
    #15
    XML for indexing all of your pages.
    HTML for getting more pagerank and comfort for your users.

    a XML sitemap souldn't be a part of your site, a html sitemap SHOULD be a part of your site.

    good luck.
     
    The Chosen Generl, May 23, 2009 IP
  16. brandmantra

    brandmantra Peon

    Messages:
    139
    Likes Received:
    0
    Best Answers:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    0
    #16
    xml sitemap is used for the search engine spiders and html sitemap for the human visitors. I prefer to use both.
     
    brandmantra, May 30, 2009 IP
  17. kookcoo

    kookcoo Peon

    Messages:
    81
    Likes Received:
    0
    Best Answers:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    0
    #17
    I use XML Sitemap for every my blog and it very good index.
     
    kookcoo, Jun 4, 2009 IP
  18. Hessein

    Hessein Well-Known Member

    Messages:
    271
    Likes Received:
    7
    Best Answers:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    108
    #18
    Use both of them, Google will not make you pay for anything, Free is good
     
    Hessein, Jun 5, 2009 IP
  19. linkdealer

    linkdealer Active Member

    Messages:
    138
    Likes Received:
    1
    Best Answers:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    90
    #19
    Html sitemap is basically used to navigate human beings throughout the website, however, xml is used for crawlers
     
    linkdealer, Jun 9, 2009 IP
  20. kellygomes123@gmail.com

    kellygomes123@gmail.com Peon

    Messages:
    68
    Likes Received:
    0
    Best Answers:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    0
    #20
    I use both the html and xml sitemap for different use. But I update the xml sitemap more frequently than the html. Html is mainly for the human visitor for their ease