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Title: HTML sitemap and XML sitemap
Post by: jasminekour12 on 03-10-2016, 23:17:05
Hello guys..



   I would like to know that what is the difference between  HTML sitemap and XML sitemap ? tell me ..
Title: Re: HTML sitemap and XML sitemap
Post by: Nimit.Suri on 03-11-2016, 02:51:01
HTML sitemaps appear as a webpage and are human readable whereas XML sitemaps are machine readable, making a website more accessible to web robots, such as googlebot .HTML sitemaps are created and available for viewing by website visitors to help them navigate through a website.XML are intended for search engines and spiders not website visitors. XML sitemaps can be visible with any web browser, but their main function is to provide the URLs of a website to search engines.
Title: Re: HTML sitemap and XML sitemap
Post by: CarolinaFlores on 03-11-2016, 04:31:22
HTML sitemap is generally for the user, which help them to find the pages easily. Whereas XML sitemap is for Google Spider which help then to crawl the webpage easily.
Title: Re: HTML sitemap and XML sitemap
Post by: roger710 on 03-15-2016, 23:09:10
A XML sitemap is specifically intended for search engine spiders. XML is a file that includes all the behind the scenes activity on a web site.
HTML is just a general overview of the site, just the pages and info a user needs to be concerned with.
Title: Re: HTML sitemap and XML sitemap
Post by: Anthony Smith on 03-20-2016, 20:52:41
In my opinion:
HTML sitemap is a page within your site that links to all the other important pages on your site. You can see an example of this on my Archives page. I call it “Archives”, but it is nothing more than an HTML sitemap.
An XML sitemap does pretty much the same thing, but instead of using HTML (which a browser can interpret like any other page) it uses XML, which is a markup language to encode documents. This means that the XML sitemap will only be useful/make sense to search bots, while the HTML sitemap will also be visible/useful to human visitors.
In my opinion most websites should have an HTML sitemap. Why? For two main reasons: it helps search engines crawl and understand your site, and it helps human visitors browse your site more efficiently.
Why do I say “most” and not “all” websites? Because some specific types might not need it. Very small sites or online stores, for example, might not need an HTML sitemap because finding the single pages there is straight forward. For content based websites like blogs, however, the HTML sitemap is really helpful.
Hope it's useful for you! Thanks
Title: Re: HTML sitemap and XML sitemap
Post by: RH-Calvin on 03-22-2016, 00:30:18
HTML sitemap is a plain text sitemap used by browsers to know and surf through your website pages. XML sitemap is a coded sitemap used to submit in webmaster tool to increase the crawling of your webpages by search engine robots.
Title: Re: HTML sitemap and XML sitemap
Post by: brknny on 03-22-2016, 04:19:05
Html sitemap is for user purpose and xml sitemap is for search engine purpose.
Title: Re: HTML sitemap and XML sitemap
Post by: RankWatch on 03-23-2016, 02:10:46
HTML Sitemap is specially intended for human visitors. This sitemap consists of all urls of your site on a single page.

XML site is for search engine spiders/bots. Search engines can get a signal from xml sitemap that how many web pages of your site to crawl.
Title: Re: HTML sitemap and XML sitemap
Post by: Shikha Singh on 03-25-2016, 05:01:54
Sitemaps are very important for your homepage SEO. Once you are done creating your sitemap, it is recommended that you submit it to Google webmasters tool so that Google can crawl your sitemaps. However, people often get confused when it comes time to decide which type of site map is better to use. Well, it all depends on your website’s purpose.
Title: Re: HTML sitemap and XML sitemap
Post by: hoamai on 03-27-2016, 21:47:19
The XML sitemap is for search engine spiders/bots. It is there to tell the search engines which URLs are part of your website. It appears as code. It helps the search engines find pages that they might miss on a normal crawl and it is also good if you have dynamic content or is new. Submit the XML sitemap as a feed in webmaster tools.
Title: Re: HTML sitemap and XML sitemap
Post by: TomClarke on 08-26-2016, 01:19:13
HTML sitemap consists of visitors of website and human navigation of webiste. HTML sitemap is used to search engine for crawling or indexing the website. XML sitemap consists of search engine spiders and list of URL's. XML sitemap is used to search engine for crawling or indexing the webiste.
When XML sitemap can be submitted in web master tool and then web master tool XML sitemap change to HTML sutemap for crawling or indexing.


Title: Re: HTML sitemap and XML sitemap
Post by: kustifranti on 10-04-2018, 18:04:58
With the dynamic nature of the web, having a sitemap for your website is a necessity that can only be ignored by people courting their own peril. However, some webmasters get lost whenever they decide to create sitemap for their sites and realize there are two types; HTML and XML sitemaps. Well, though the roles of both sitemaps are closely related, their targets differ; while HTML sitemaps target users, XML sitemaps on the other hand are meant for the search engines.
A HTML sitemap is like a plan to all pages in a website that visitors can use to find information on a site, some that may appear concealed. In as much as this type primarily targets the user, it also helps improve your search engine rankings since the site will be deemed to be user-friendly and serves the users’ interests. XML sitemap protocol is purposely aimed at the search engine spiders. It contains all the URLs in a site as well as associated metadata like the last time URL was modified, its importance to the site, frequency of changes and how it relates to the rest of the website among others. You can create XML and HTML sitemaps with the help of a sitemap generator.
Title: Re: HTML sitemap and XML sitemap
Post by: Andrea Maria on 10-08-2018, 04:10:03
HTML sitemaps are displayed with the user in mind and with the same structure: they are usually linear, or top-down showing the content hierarchy of the site, they provide the user with an easily readable table of contents, thus showing them how to get to their page destination.

XML sitemaps do pretty much the same thing as a HTML but they are in a different type of web code and document. They are also a visible list but provide URLs to the web crawlers that give additional data about the pages metatags. They show data on whether there have been changes to the page and how often it changes compared to other URLs on that site.
Title: Re: HTML sitemap and XML sitemap
Post by: vallam on 10-08-2018, 07:53:01
They are made with the same purpose but for different targets. XML Sitemap is file placed in the root directory which contains the list of URLs you want to be crawled, and is obviously created for search robots. There different types of XML Sitemap: image, video, news etc. HTML Sitemap, on the contrary, is created to serve users. It looks like an ordinary page within your website and contains links to all essential pages.
Title: Re: HTML sitemap and XML sitemap
Post by: georgebell on 10-10-2018, 23:22:44
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The simplest explanation is that XML is primarily for the search engines while HTML is written for the users. A XML sitemap protocol is specifically intended for search engine spiders. At its root, XML is a file that includes all the behind the scenes activity on a web site.
Title: Re: HTML sitemap and XML sitemap
Post by: virtuatechnologies on 10-17-2018, 05:28:51
XML Sitemap is designed for Google's bot while Html sitemap for Users. Html sitemap contains a general overview of a website. While XML sitemap helps crawler to understand all the URL's, their last updation, change frequency etc. In simple terms, an HTML sitemap comes in a language that is understandable.
Title: Re: HTML sitemap and XML sitemap
Post by: manivel on 10-17-2018, 06:38:48
An HTML site-map provides a overview of the site. Users who navigate there see a list of all the pages on the website, making it easy to find a page that they may be looking for.

An XML site-map is built for the search engines. This file allows the search engine behind the curtain of your website and points the search engine’s crawler directly to the right information.
Title: Re: HTML sitemap and XML sitemap
Post by: Soumyashri on 10-20-2018, 00:35:55
Hello guys..



   I would like to know that what is the difference between  HTML sitemap and XML sitemap ? tell me ..

The simplest explanation is that XML is primarily for the search engines while HTML is written for the users.

A XML sitemap protocol is specifically intended for search engine spiders. At its root, XML is a file that includes all the behind the scenes activity on a web site. Not just the site’s main URL, but all the URLs within the site along with the associated metadata. This can include when the URL was last updated, how important it is, the average frequency changes occur, the URLs relation to the rest of the site, etc.

HTML is just a general overview of the site, just the pages and info a user needs to be concerned with. If you’re on a web site and you’re looking for the shopping cart or the ‘Contact Us’ page and can’t find it, you’d go to the sitemap and easily find it there. While this is geared towards the user, it can also help your search engine ranking because your site is user-friendly and catering to the site visitor.