View Full Version : Different between HTML Sitemap and XML Sitemap ?

Asmit Roy
09-20-2017, 03:18 AM
I submit the sitemap but after testing from the webmaster it shows that the sitemap is HTML even though I submitted the XML sitemap. So, can you describe the difference between them ?

09-20-2017, 03:43 AM
The Primary difference between XMl sitemap and an HTML sitemap is that XML is primarily meant for search engines whereas HTML is written for users.

The XML sitemap includes not only your homepage's URL, but all the URLs within the site along with the associated metadata.

09-20-2017, 05:28 AM
XML sitemap is created for crawlers. And html sitemap is designed for users on website.

09-20-2017, 05:37 AM
Basic difference between XML sitemap and HTML sitmap is that, XML site map are for search engine while HTML sitemap is for users.

XML site maps are very important for the web-browser for ranking the web-pages because search engine used to get the pages form the XML sitemap.

HTML sitemaps are just pages and it's information. It describe the general scenario of the site. HTML is important for the user and also important to track how visitors use your website as well.

09-20-2017, 09:01 AM
HTML sitemap is use for user point of view and xml sitemap is use for search engine point of view.

09-20-2017, 11:12 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.


09-21-2017, 12:35 AM
HTML sitemaps and XML are both useful to help search engine to crawl your site.This is the important task for On-page SEO

09-21-2017, 06:05 AM
Difference between HTML and XML sitemaps are:

HTML sitemaps are used for users for navigation purpose
XML sitemaps are used for SEO purpose. They are utilized by search engines to get the webpages or links of the website indexed.

09-22-2017, 01:39 AM
HTML sitemaps are designed for humans to navigate the website.

XML sitemaps on the other hand are designed for search engines to know the site structure.

09-22-2017, 02:39 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.

09-22-2017, 03:06 AM
HTML sitemap is used for the user's navigation on site. XML sitemap is used for search engine to crawl all the URL's of a website.