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vBSEO Google/Yahoo Sitemap Generator
Mod Version: 2.5.0, by vBSEO (Coder) vBSEO is offline
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vB Version: 3.6.x Rating: (101 votes - 4.79 average) Installs: 1332
Released: 13 Apr 2007 Last Update: 21 Feb 2009 Downloads: 9793
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Note: Version 2.5 replaces all previous versions of the vBSEO Google/Yahoo Sitemap Generator, and now includes support for all the new URL types in vBulletin 3.8.x.

Overview
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Providing Google, Yahoo, Ask sitemaps is an essential step towards improving your forums.

The "vBSEO Google Sitemaps" plugin provides a solution that allows your forum to be indexed by the Google (and also Yahoo and Ask) search engines faster, more completely, more effectively, and with less bandwidth consumption.

The ultimate goal is to help you achieve more web traffic for your forum.

Originally Posted by Google's Description of GSM
https://services.google.com/inquiry/publishertools?hl=en_US
Google Sitemaps is an easy way for you to help improve your site’s representation in the Google index. It's a collaborative crawling system that enables you to communicate directly with Google. You get a smarter crawl because you can provide Google with specific information about all your web pages, such as when a page was last modified or how frequently it changes.

Note: This plugin is fully compliant with vBSEO 3.x version. The current version is vBSEO 3.2. However, if you are running vBSEO, please upgrade to vBSEO 3.2 or greater before installing.

Compatibility
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Fully compatible with:
  • vBulletin 3.0.x, 3.5.x, 3.6.x, 3.7.x and 3.8.x
  • vBulletin Blogs 1.0.x and 2.0.x *Optional
  • vBSEO 2.x, 3.x *Optional
What does it do?

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  • Auto-generates a Google XML sitemap for all of your specified forum URL types (including vBulletin Blog URLs).
  • Auto-generates a Yahoo text sitemap for all of your specified forum URL types.
  • Auto-notifies Google when a new sitemap is generated.
  • Automatically sends you a summary of the sitemap generation via email each time it is created.
  • Includes only publicly accessible forums and threads.
  • Allows Google/Yahoo to find all of your forum URLs without having to spider the forum to find the links.
  • Allows Google/Yahoo to find your forum URLs without having to account for query string and/or session ID information.
  • Allows Google to give precedence to crawling your higher priority forum pages.
  • Allows Google to give precedence to crawling your forum pages that change more frequently.
  • Allows you to conserve bandwidth by more efficiently facilitating the crawling processes for GoogleBot and Yahoo Slurp.
  • Is 100% compatible with the static CRUs (Content Relevant URLs) used by vBSEO-enabled forums.
How does it work?
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Whenever it is scheduled or invoked via the URL, this plugin will generate both the Google XML formatted and the Yahoo text formatted sitemaps. If you selected "Yes" to the Google auto-notification setting, Google will be notified each time the sitemap is generated. The Yahoo sitemap must be manually submitted to http://submit.search.yahoo.com/free/request/.
  • Google Sitemap files are gzipped
  • Forum and thread pages are listed with pagination (i.e. all pages for each forums/thread are included in the sitemap)
  • Maximum Priority is set for Sticky threads.
  • Optimization for sitemap generation on large forums.
Automated Reporting Tool
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The vBSEO Sitemap includes a report tool, allowing you to track your progress. To access your reports enter the following URL:

http://www.example.com/forums/vbseo_sitemap/

NOTE: Replace "http://www.example.com/forums/" with the full URL to your vB forum root.


You will be required to login by providing your "Sitemap Interface Access Password" from your vBSEO Sitemap settings in:
  • vBulletin Admin CP (for 3.5.x/3.6.x/3.7.x/3.8.x users) OR
  • vbseo_sitemap.php configuration file (for 3.0.x users) located in the vbseo_sitemap directory in your forum root.
Once you successfully login, you will be provided with a list of 'Useful Links'. Here are the 4 main links:

Show Reports List
The 'Show Reports List' link will display a report of each time your vBSEO Sitemap generator executed, including the (1) date, (2) run time, (3) total URLs included, and (4) and change in # of URLs included from the last generation.

Each vBSEO Sitemap generation record will include a (1) "View details" and (2) "Remove record" link. The "View Details" link shows more detailed information about the sitemap generated. The "Remove record" will permanently delete the record from your reports.

Show Sitemap Downloads Log
The 'Show Sitemap Downloads Log' link will display a report of each time your vBSEO Sitemap was downloaded by either a search engine (GoogleBot or Yahoo) or by another user agent (i.e. Web browser, etc.).

The report includes the (1) date, (2) name of sitemap file downloaded, (3) Bot, (4) IP address of the downloader, and the (5) User-agent.

Each vBSEO Sitemap download record will include a "Remove record" link which will permanently delete the record from your reports.

Run Sitemap Generator
The 'Run Sitemap Generator' link will automatically regenerate your Google and Yahoo sitemaps.

Your Forums Homepage
The 'Your Forums Homepage' link is a quick link back to your forum homepage.

Additional Links
Additional links to various other related SEO resources are also included.


Click "Install"
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Please click "Install" to show your support for this script.


Installation & Configuration for vB 3.5.x, 3.6.x, 3.7.x and 3.8.x as a Plugin
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Follow the installation/upgrade instructions provided in the docs/readme.html file.


Google Webmaster Accounts
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It is NOT required for you to have a Google Webmaster account to run the vBulletin Google Sitemaps plugin. If you decide to setup an account for testing purposes you can do so here:
http://www.google.com/webmasters/sitemaps/login?sourceid=gsm&subid=us-et-about2


Copyright & Licensing

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  • vBSEO Google Sitemaps plugin is copyright protected by Crawlability Inc.
  • You are free to download and install this plugin on any vBulletin forum for which you hold a valid vB license.
  • Unauthorized distribution of any code and/or documentation, whole or in part, included here is strictly prohibited.
  • In addition, the following copyright notice must be maintained.
vBSEO(TM) © 2005-2009 Crawlability, Inc.


Revision History
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02/22/2009 - Version 2.5 Released

NEW FEATURE: Blog tags URLs are included.
NEW FEATURE: Social Group Discussion URLs are included.
NEW FEATURE: Smart Priority applied for the following URL types
  1. Show Post
  2. Member Profiles
  3. Forum Display
  4. Poll Results
  5. Blog Entries
  6. Member Profile Albums
  7. Social Groups
  8. Social Groups Discussions
  9. Social Group Pictures
  10. Tags
  11. Blog Tags
UPDATE: Compatible with vBulletin 3.8.x. Includes the following updated settings:
  1. Priority Range - Show Post
  2. Priority Range - Member Profiles
  3. Priority Range - Forum Display
  4. Priority Range - Poll Results
  5. Priority Range - Show Thread
  6. Priority Range - Blog Entries
  7. Priority Range - Member Profile Albums
  8. Priority Range - Social Groups
  9. Priority Range - Social Group Pictures
  10. Priority Range - Tags
Fix: Social Group Discussion database error is fixed.

Upgrade Instructions
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(1) Follow the installation/upgrade instructions provided in the docs/readme.html file.

(2) For versions of vBulletin 3.6.x only: Open "Schedule Manager" in the vBulletin Admin Control Panel (admincp); Remove existing scheduled task for Sitemap Generator if you have one.
Note: The new task will be automatically setup when you import the XML product file.

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Old 29 Apr 2007, 01:35
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Our forum is setup so that guests can see the forums and the threads but must be logged in to read the posts.
These links are not included in the sitemap.
Our forum is setup so that guests can see the forums and the threads but must be logged in to read the posts. Therefore I would expect to see the sitemap generated with Forum and Thread URLs, but not post URLs.
You can disable including member profile links in vBSEO SItemap Generator options.

jketron,

there is a "vBSEO Sitemap Interface Access Password" setting in the options list.


MikeHolohan,

make sure that you have "minutes" set to "0" in the scheduled task settings.

Travlur,

please open a support ticket at vbseo.com for troubleshooting.

T_Richardson

if you have "Include old URLs" option enabled, you will have *both* SEOed and original URLs included in sitemap.
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Old 29 Apr 2007, 01:40
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Thank you for your support, I noticed after a few hours that it converted the urls to the site map. And I enabled the option for old URLs.

Thanks.
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Old 30 Apr 2007, 13:52
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I uploaded the upload folder instead of its contents and now it wont let me delete it from the server. How can I remove this so I can start over? Sorry for the silly question.

The error I get is 550 data. Directory not empty.
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Old 30 Apr 2007, 18:47
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Originally Posted by iojam View Post


MikeHolohan,

make sure that you have "minutes" set to "0" in the scheduled task settings.
Thanks...

Mike.
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Old 01 May 2007, 21:38
T_Richardson T_Richardson is offline
 
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Is this the same that vBseo provides? - vBSEO Google/Yahoo Sitemap Generator v.2.0
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Old 01 May 2007, 22:08
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Originally Posted by Travlur View Post
I have 3.6.5 with vbseo gold. I set the password in cpadmin, go to /vbseo_sitemap/ enter password and it does nothing / rejects it I guess. What next?
I have a similar problem, although I don't have vBSEO installed (other than this addon). I was able to login last night, but now, no matter what I try to change the password to, it doesn't accept it and keeps looping around wanting me to login. Other than that, it seems to be working ok.
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Old 03 May 2007, 18:27
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Very nice work vbseo, thank you for publicly releasing. One question however... Our site has a directory structure of ROOT/FORUM/ where there are a few custom scripts which reside in the root directory and need to be included in the files generated by the VBSEO Sitemap Generator script. I can tell it's something to do with the "Sitemap Files URL" setting in AdminCP however what exactly do I enter here? Can i simply enter http://www.example/com and it will now include all root files as well?

Please advise and thank you
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Old 05 May 2007, 19:44
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I'm having the same problem here too, I've installed correctly and generated the sitemaps. But I can't either access them anywhere, I dunno where should they appear or what to add them?

Do I have to have vBSEO installed?

Please advice.
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Old 05 May 2007, 19:47
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Originally Posted by adhari_com View Post
Do I have to have vBSEO installed?
No.
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Old 05 May 2007, 22:34
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I solved my problem above. You need to use the .htaccess if on apache server and if on windows server need to make an httpd.ini file either of these will redirect url requests from root directory to the /data directory in installed files where sitemaps are generated
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Old 07 May 2007, 13:14
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i get Internal Server Error

how can i fix this?
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Old 07 May 2007, 16:14
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mrcrx,

you should remove all files from that folder then.

Pitman,

do you get "Login failed" message?


Terminatoronly,

try to add "RewriteBase /forum/" line in your .htaccess (modify it with your forums folder name).
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Old 07 May 2007, 18:54
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should we have vbseo 3.x to install this hack. Or can we install without vbseo.
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Old 07 May 2007, 18:57
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What to give in the google webmaster for sitemap. If i give this url is gives a error. And this file is not present in the root directory. Where is this file located should we create it.
http://www.einvestorsforum.com/sitem...p_index.xml.gz

Last edited by newforum; 07 May 2007 at 19:23.
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Old 08 May 2007, 00:18
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I run a social networking site with more than 50,000 members since August 2006. I run vBulletin as my forum software and I have vbseo. Is there any way for me to have vbseo not only create google/yahoo site maps, but also include all of the profiles of my members?

The member profile link would be something like this:
www.domain.com/view_profile.php?member_id=2500

Each person has a non dynamic link such as

www.domain.com/2500
or some people who have changed their name have it even better such as:
www.domain.com/Chris

So does anyone know of how I could edit this plugin to incorporate member profiles?

Chris
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