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Txt. vs. XML Sitemap
Google says you can use both
CWebguy




msg:3866915
 4:30 am on Mar 10, 2009 (gmt 0)

According to this page

[google.com...]

a txt file can be submitted instead of an xml file. Any benefits, drawbacks, etc?

Thanks.

 

goodroi




msg:3867890
 11:47 am on Mar 11, 2009 (gmt 0)

When Google and the other search engines launched sitemaps they announced txt and xml files would be accepted. Txt files are generally easier to manually create (especially for non-tech people). XML is generally easier to generate with extra data like last modified field for large sites.

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