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HTML or XML sitemap?

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    mit Member

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    I use both to be honest, .xml is not really human friendly, html readers can read it to
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    HTML sitemap is used to list all hyperlinks of different sections and pages of your blog/website. These hyperlinks are normally listed hierarchically and they may provide description for each link. It is no doubt that adding a HTML sitemap to your blog/website will help your visitors navigate and find information easily. So HTML sitemap is primarily created for humans. Although a HTML sitemap is created for your visitors, indexing bot such as Googlebot might have a better chance to crawl your first-time-missed links again since all the files are well put together in your sitemap page.

    XML sitemap lists URLs (world wide web addresses) for your blog/website in a special format. It allows webmasters to inform search engines about URLs in your blog/website for easy indexing. XML sitemap is created for search engines but not for humans. Submitting a XML sitemap to search engines such as Google, Yahoo, and MSN will not only help your blog/website being indexing quickly and efficiently but also increase your blog/website’s visibilities in search engines as well.


    source: What is The Difference Between HTML Sitemap and XML Sitemap? My Internet Stuff
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    I have always used xml sitemaps and added it to Google and Yahoo! using their webmaster tools. I like CMS apps that auto-add new content to the sitemap. Additionally, I use...

    Code (Text):
    sitemap: http://www.example.com/sitemap.xml
    ...in robots.txt in case any other spiders are looking for it.
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    I'm using XML.
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    dansomers Active Member

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    Tiger-Host.com sitemap I have started to use html for my "guests"

    But I use .xml for google of course!

    I just look at html sitemaps as being another page for the engines to index and have more keywords on my website
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    I'm also using XML sitemap and I generate them on xml-sitemaps(dot)com
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    Sitemap

    I'm using <snip>
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    proweb Well-Known Member

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    I will try it out. I really like the design of this website.
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    XML sitemap is an integral part of search engine optimization. Creating and submitting XML sitemaps to get better freshness and coverage in search engines.By placing a formatted xml file with site map on webserver, enableS Search Engine crawlers to find out what pages are present and which have recently changed, and to crawl site accordingly.HTML sitemaps help search engines find and index all pages in your website.
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    I am using both .xml and .html sitemaps.


    xml for Search Engines Purpose and submitted in webmaster tools,
    html for purely human visible purpose.
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    Helpful video. Both sitemap are good for website promotion.
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    I am using XML sitemaps for my blogs and directories, and I have seen the effects before and after applying them to Google Webmaster Tools. Highly recommended for those who want their sites to be indexed by Google or any other search engine.
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    in my opinion,both of them i need,html sitemap could add on my site, visitors could see,xml sitemap could submit to google webmastertool.spider could see.
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    I use XML for google and urllist.txt files for yahoo but out of all my sites I only have 1 with a html site map.
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    I think XML sitemap is the better one as sitemap XML is used to submit to search engine so that they can better index your site. It is very effective for dynamic URL.
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    If you have then you can simply go to your purpose and more chance to supply all pages of the site. The XML sitemap protocol is purposely intended for spiders.
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    In HTML, everyone will require is Notepad. You can use an additional document, but Notepad is not compulsory .Also note down that this is a pithy tutorial. The mainly essential software you require to write HTML code is a easy ASCII text editor such as Notepad, the one which is installed on approximately each computer.
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    I’ve used XML once. I do like its functionality, I think I will use it the future more often.
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    vendarjonshan New Member

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    XML sitemaps for my blogs and directory, and I contain seen the property before and after apply them to Google Webmaster Tools. Extremely optional for those who want their sites to be indexed by Google

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