A site map is a list of pages of a web site accessible to crawlers or users. It can be either a document in any form used as a planning tool for Web design, or a Web page that lists the pages on a Web site, typically organized in hierarchical fashion. Sitemap are two types i.e. 1. XML sitemap for search engine purpose and another one is html sitemap for search users purpose.

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Ya you are right and the sitemap.xml is used for the crawler to easily index all the pages that are used in the website where are the sitemap.html is used for the visitor to easily see all the pages that are in the website.


The sitemap is help to an index page of your website, which offers links to all inner pages of your website. The sitemap is a very important and necessary item for all websites.With out sitemap,no one website does not index in search engines.

There are two site maps
1.sitemap.xml - it is used to navigate the pages by search engines.
2.sitemap.html - This file helps to navigate the pages by users.

Xml site map is very important to improve ranking and indexing of your website. Google can easily cached your website due to this xml site map.

Site map can also help you in indexing your website in the search engine.

yes u r right... for search engines xml sitemap is very useful and it help web pages in indexing.

You can get all the site details from the Sitemap, it will be easy for user to find out.

xml sitemap is very important for good ranking. Because sitemap increase website ranking and indexing website. Google easily cache your website through sitemap.

I agree with you but missed out some information. there are six types of Sitemaps :-

  • HTML Sitemaps - help humans navigate your website
  • XHTML Sitemaps - HTML sitemaps as XML
  • Text Sitemaps - simple sitemap
  • RSS Feeds as Sitemaps - RSS 0.9, RSS 1.0 and RSS 2.0
  • ROR Sitemaps - extends RSS sitemaps
  • XML Sitemaps Protocol - also called Google Sitemaps

Good to share rob, yes you are right the sitemaps are very useful to index our webpages into search engines as early as possible..

By the help of sitemap all search engine can crawl your all pages of your website.

Sitemap is a good way to show your website full information.Some Sitemap types are below:
XML sitemap
HTML sitemap
php sitemap
xhtml sitemap

Why pages not defined in sitemap are indexing?
Is it needed to be included in the sitemap?

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