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Which is better: sitemap.xml or sitemap.html

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    You can not compare, because both are important, both has own importance one for search engine and another for user.

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    sitemap.xml is better for seo.

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    I think you can say both frequently......

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    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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    Both are equal you cant compare between html and xml html works for crawler and html works for user and crawler

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    Both, Because Both have own importance and you can not compare.

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    i think sitemap.xml better

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    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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    For search engine- .xml
    For User - .html

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    hello..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. For search enine xml is better

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    Both seems to be the important ones. But XML sitemap can be added with a priority. This is because, we don't find that most of the sites holding the HTML sitemaps which in turn all the websites hold the XML sitemap as a required one.

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    Both are a different thing but having the XML sitemap is good. Having the HTML sitemap for the large websites is good for the user point of view to understand the website in the better way.

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    Both are important. XML sitemap is used for search engine purpose whereas html sitemap is for user's navigation purpose


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