Home / Products / Sitemap Creator / Google Sitemap vs. XML Sitemap
The short answer is no, there is no difference between the two
formats. We're often asked whether or not Inspyder Sitemap Creator produces XML
sitemaps that are compatible with Google. Yes, Inspyder Sitemap
Creator produces XML sitemaps that are 100% compatible with the Google Sitemap format.
XML sitemaps are often referred to as "Google Sitemaps" because Google pioneered
the format and was first to provide wide support. Any XML sitemap (or "Google Sitemap")
that conforms to the specification outlined at sitemaps.org
is fully compatible with Google, Yahoo, Bing, Ask and any other search engines accepting
the standard format. Inspyder Sitemap Creator is one
of the quickest, easiest ways to create a comprehensive sitemap that works with
Google and friends.
Your XML sitemap provides the same information to any crawler trying to index your
website. It tells the search engine spiders which pages are on your website, when
the were last updated, and the relative importance to one another. Having an accurate
XML Sitemap (Google sitemap) is an important part of any website SEO strategy. If
your website doesn't have an XML Sitemap (Google sitemap) areas of your website
may go un-indexed.
You only need to create one Google Sitemap (or XML Sitemap) for your entire site.
All the search engines will read the same file. An XML Sitemap (or Google sitemap)
to a search engine crawler is like a road map to all the pages on your website.
Keeping your Google sitemap up to date is important, just like having an up to date
map on a road trip.
So what are you waiting for? If your website doesn't have an XML sitemap, create
one today with Inspyder Sitemap Creator!