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What is the difference b/w xml and html site map?

swapna8
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What is the difference b/w xml and html site map?

what is the difference b/w XML and HTML site map?
hi, I have a little confusion b/w the XML and HTML site map anyone can explain me?
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maryt
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Both are related to each other and are considered markup languages. However, to define the difference, the HTML markup is used mainly for data presentation, while the XML markup is used to store and transfer data.

You can learn more about these two at this link here:

https://techdifferences.com/difference- ... -html.html
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davidhwilliams341
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An XML sitemap is specifically written for search engine spiders. A search engine spider can quickly and easily extract all the important pieces of information about your site by looking at the XML file. The HTML sitemap is for humans. It is a quick map/overview of the pages on your site which are listed using links (with anchor text).
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untheri
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I do not even know how to reply. Basically all what saved in XML file from some Google console will be information about pages of your website. All of them, so it shouldn't be a problem at all with creating it. HTML one is probably a page on site with links to all other pages of your site.
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randiv
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iprismtech
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Site map helps to your website pages index in Search Engines. The main difference between Xml site map and Html site map, User doesn’t understand Xml site map but search engines easily understand Xml sitemap. User understandable site map is Html site map. This is the main difference b/w Xml and Html site map.
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eolivia
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In XML Sitemap, all the pages of your website is submitted which allows the search engines to crawl each url.
In HTML Sitemap, the list of all pages is provided in single page useful for users to easily navigate a page they are searching for.
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lynbarrera
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Hello

Both would be the most site map that is helpful. I believe for robots and site is great for user perspective XML site is beneficial.

Have a good job.
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ayanrdd
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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. At its root, XML is a file that includes all the behind the scenes activity on a web site

Source : google
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sonamgg
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Both XML and HTML sitemaps help search engines crawl your site. The main difference being that an HTML sitemap helps visitors gain a complete understanding of your site, while XML more exactly provides to the search engines. When you add new pages or content to your site, you can use XML sitemaps to inform the search engines.
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nilpotter
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The easiest explanation is that XML is primarily for its searchengines whereas HTML is written for its users. A XML site map protocol is specially designed for search engine spiders. In its origin, XML can be really just a record which features all of the behind the scenes activity on the internet site.
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andy123
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Both serve the same purpose xml are written for search engine spiders to crawl the webpages. HTML sitemap are design for the users for easy navigation of the complete website.
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realvapestore
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Both would be the sitemap that is helpful. I believe for robots and site is great for consumer perspective xml site is useful.
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efusionworld1
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HTML sitemap provides a general overview of the site. Users who navigate there see a list of all the pages on the website, making it easy to find a page that they may be looking for.

XML sitemap is built for the search engines. This file allows the search engine behind the curtain of your website and points the search engine’s crawler directly to the right information.
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andy123
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HTML sitemap is for General visitor to get the overview of the website. XML sitemap is for search engine for website crawling.
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rachelroot
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An XML site map is just for search engines crawler that they crawl our website easily and indexed data. But HTML sitemap is used for user help to find out the URL which they want to look on website.
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