Which is better: sitemap.xml or sitemap.html

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Which is better: sitemap.xml or sitemap.html
« on: 10-26-2016, 01:15:37 »
I'm confused about sitemap.xml or sitemap.html, please suggest me which is better?


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Re: Which is better: sitemap.xml or sitemap.html
« Reply #1 on: 10-26-2016, 13:11:06 »
This has been answered again and again
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Re: Which is better: sitemap.xml or sitemap.html
« Reply #2 on: 10-26-2016, 22:47:05 »
Hello

I would like you to suggest go for sitemap.xml. Xml sitemap is search engine friendly whereas html.sitemap is user friendly.

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Re: Which is better: sitemap.xml or sitemap.html
« Reply #3 on: 10-26-2016, 23:50:37 »
Sitemap.xml will be the best for your wordpress site. If you are a beginner, do not get yourself confused since it is not good at the moment; after getting mastered, learning it is good and easy for you.

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Re: Which is better: sitemap.xml or sitemap.html
« Reply #4 on: 10-27-2016, 02:50:11 »
Both are important - xml sitemap are created for search engine, it help search engines like Google, Bing to quickly index pages which you want to index. And Html sitemap for end-user, better readability for user. 


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Re: Which is better: sitemap.xml or sitemap.html
« Reply #5 on: 10-27-2016, 04:24:29 »
I personally feel like websites need both a  HTML and XML sitemap in order to clarify the website’s purpose and goal, avoiding duplicated data and to minimize the number of steps it takes to travel from one page to another. Additionally, a sitemap will communicate the website’s architecture and hierarchy.

HTML sitemaps are created and available for viewing by website visitors to help them navigate through a website. Usually, they are setup with a linear structure showing the hierarchy of the site from top level pages to lower level ones. They provide the user with a very easy to read outline of content, making their navigation to their desired content easier.

XML sitemaps are a little different from HTML sitemaps, because they 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. They even show data on how often a page has been changed compared to other URLs on the same site. This information is very important for search engines because the more links they are provided with, the more a website will appear in search engine results.

A sitemap generator tool is the perfect way to create XML and HTML sitemaps with ease, and you can create multiple sitemaps if your website has more than 50k pages.
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