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Xml Sitemap

Discussion in 'Google Sitemaps' started by Praveen Pandey, Oct 28, 2013.

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    instead of html sitemap, XML sitemap are good for search engins. if i dont have any Html sitemap do you think it affect my user engagement.
    SEMrush
     
    Praveen Pandey, Oct 28, 2013 IP
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  2. WebPageMistakes

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    Yes. Some are impatient and would rather use the HTML site map to drill down to where on the site they want to be. Also, if one gets lost an HTML site map is helpful in them finding their way to where they wanted to be/go.

    Even Matt Cutts has said to have an HTML site map. ;) See this video: youtube.com/watch?v=hi5DGOu1uA0
     
    WebPageMistakes, Oct 28, 2013 IP
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    dcristo Illustrious Member

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    A good internal link structure is more important than having a HTML sitemap.
     
    dcristo, Oct 28, 2013 IP
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    I would agree that a good internal link structure is important for your users and any search bots that come along in addition to an HTML site map. If you have a good internal linking system and site map then you don't need an XML Sitemap at all. ;)
     
    WebPageMistakes, Oct 28, 2013 IP
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    HTML Sitemap is used by people find to content on your site. You should have one to
    help people find what they are looking for. This can also be crawled by the
    search engines

    XML Sitemap is designed for robots from the SEs. People do not use this to find the content that they are
    looking for.

    So you should use both for your better results.
     
    Neeraj Thakur, Oct 30, 2013 IP
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    Yes. definitely it will affect user engagement. XML sitemap is for Robots & HTML sitemap for Users. HTML sitemap allows users to find any page within your site quickly & this will increase user engagement with your site.
     
    smithangela, Nov 12, 2013 IP
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    yes it will effect, The HTML site map is build for the ease of the user,it helps the user to find specific page on the website quickly and hence it will increase the user engagement of the site And having a sitemap in website is an advantage when we think about SEO.
     
    tech-24x7, Dec 10, 2013 IP