Difference between XML Sitemap & HTML Sitemap?

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Difference between XML Sitemap & HTML Sitemap?
« on: August 07, 2018, 08:28:06 AM »
Difference between XML Sitemap & HTML Sitemap?

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Re: Difference between XML Sitemap & HTML Sitemap?
« Reply #1 on: August 08, 2018, 12:09:40 AM »
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.
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Re: Difference between XML Sitemap & HTML Sitemap?
« Reply #2 on: August 08, 2018, 01:51:36 AM »
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.
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.

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Re: Difference between XML Sitemap & HTML Sitemap?
« Reply #3 on: August 09, 2018, 05:26:14 AM »
Read this - it explains all sitemap file types including XML, text, RSS and HTML types and when to use them:
https://www.microsystools.com/products/sitemap-generator/help/website-sitemap-kinds-comparison/
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Re: Difference between XML Sitemap & HTML Sitemap?
« Reply #4 on: August 10, 2018, 01:12:29 AM »
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 help spiders crawl them and index the webpages in search engines.
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