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    What is Site Map and distinguish between HTML sitemap and XML sitemap?

    What is Site Map and distinguish between HTML sitemap and XML sitemap?

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    The difference is that XML sitemaps are written for search engines and HTML sitemaps are written for humans. An XML sitemap is specifically written for search engine spiders. ... An HTML sitemap enables lost human users to find a page on your site that they are looking for.

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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. ... HTML is just a general overview of the site, just the pages and info a user needs to be concerned with.

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    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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    XML sitemap is specially designed for the search engines to crawl your site while HTML sitemap is map of your site displayed in a user friendly format. It is designed for humans as they can clearly see it on the website as an extra web page and all the visitors of the website can make use of it for understanding the website.

    XML sitemaps can updated automatically whereas HTML sitemaps can not be updated.

    Having an HTML sitemap makes the website user friendly, as a user can easily navigate the whole website without any problem. For example, if the user is not able to find a specific page on the website then he can make use of the HTML site map and easily access that page. This helps in improving SEO rankings as the every user visiting your website will be satisfied.

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    XML sitemap is specially designed for the search engines to crawl your site while HTML sitemap is map of your site displayed in a user friendly format. It is designed for humans as they can clearly see it on the website as an extra web page and all the visitors of the website can make use of it for understanding the website.

    XML sitemaps can updated automatically whereas HTML sitemaps can not be updated.

    Having an HTML sitemap makes the website user friendly, as a user can easily navigate the whole website without any problem. For example, if the user is not able to find a specific page on the website then he can make use of the HTML site map and easily access that page. This helps in improving SEO rankings as the every user visiting your website will be satisfied.

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