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Old 26th August 2015, 02:16 AM   #1
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Hi friends kindly tell the difference between the HTML sitemap and XML sitemap and it uses

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Old 26th August 2015, 11:17 AM   #2
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I think html sitemap is user based and xml sitemap is crawler based.

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Old 6th October 2015, 04:42 AM   #3
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Website Sitemap (HTML/PHP) - It is utilized for the purpose of user navigation between pages.

XML Sitemap - It is used for crawlers easy identification

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Old 10th October 2015, 01:27 AM   #4
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HTML sitemap is mainly used to help visitors of a website, it also can help search engine spiders to crawl your website. So, if you want to have a better SERP, it is necessary for you to create an HTML sitemap for your website.

Site maps are very important for your homepage SEO. It is mainly used by webmasters to help search engine spiders to crawl their websites effectively. A good and comprehensive XML sitemap will surely help your website be indexed by search engines like Google more effectively.

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Old 12th October 2015, 07:17 AM   #5
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Ladmeenakshi01 has got the point here. HTML is literally for visitors to the site and XML is set for robots to crawl and index your site.

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Old 12th October 2015, 07:44 AM   #6
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Hi friends kindly tell the difference between the HTML sitemap and XML sitemap and it uses
HTML sitemap is well known by people especially by those people who are not engaged in internet marketing. This kind of sitemap is mainly used to help visitors of a website to find what they need conveniently or help the visitors clearly know the structure of a website.

XML sitemap is mainly used by webmasters to help search engines spiders to crawl their websites effectively. Most search engine spiders are trained to look for and identify if an XML based sitemap exists on a website. A good and comprehensive XML sitemap will surely help your website be indexed by search engines like Google more effectively.

In my personal opinion, I think it is necessary for us to create an HTML sitemap for our website. Why? There are two reasons that I think can help us understand why need this kind of sitemap.

Although HTML sitemap is mainly used to help visitors (real human beings), it also can help search engines spiders to crawl your website. So, if you want to have a better SERP, it is necessary for you to create an HTML sitemap for your website. And, HTML sitemap will surely help your visitors find the information they need conveniently, it is friendly to visitors - Webmaster’s GOD! So, there is no reason we should not use HTML sitemap.

In my personal opinion, I think XML sitemap is less important than HTML sitemap. If your website has good structure, have unique and useful contents and updates regularly, search engines spiders will also like your website and will index your web pages well.

However, for a new website, I think it is still necessary to create an XML sitemap. It will help search engines know your website faster. And, if you have a website that is old enough but have a few contents indexed by search engines, I think it is still necessary for you to create an XML sitemap for your website and then submit the sitemap to search engines.

I think most websites should create HTML sitemap since it is good for both your visitors and search engines spiders. If you have enough time, an XML sitemap is also recommended especially if you are a new webmaster or your website is not well indexed by search engines.


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Old 14th October 2015, 08:34 AM   #7
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Html site map is created through coding and it holds benefit
sitemap.xml is created through wordpress plugins compare to html the benefit is less

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Old 19th October 2015, 02:16 AM   #8
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HTML/Website Sitemap - Used for users easy navigation between pages.

XML Sitemap - Used for search engine crawlers in easy caching and indexing your webpage/website

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Old 19th October 2015, 02:59 AM   #9
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Google webmaster tools will accept an xml sitemap AS a sitemap - a definitive listing of urls on your site.

The html sitemap is LINKS to your urls, which is more use for visitors, but if you fetch the html sitemap as googlebot (on webmaster tools) you have the option of 'submit to google' and can choose Crawl this URL and its direct links, which is equally useful for persuading Google to index all of your site.

Nowadays, large sites have a master xml sitemap which links to lots of smaller, more manageable sitemaps (monthly, yearly, etc).

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