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vBSEO Google/Yahoo Sitemap Generator
Mod Version: 3.0, by vBSEO (Coder) vBSEO is offline
Developer Last Online: Dec 2011 I like it Show Printable Version Email this Page

vB Version: 3.8.7 Rating: (120 votes - 4.53 average) Installs: 2020
Released: 21 Feb 2009 Last Update: 05 May 2011 Downloads: 17940
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vBSEO Search Engine XML Sitemap 3.0
We are extremely pleased to inform the vBulletin.org community that a fully revamped version of the vBSEO Search Engine XML Sitemap (previously "vBSEO Google/Yahoo Sitemap Generator") v.3.0, is being released to all licensed vBulletin users effective immediately!



Note: The NEW vBSEO Search Engine XML Sitemap 3.0 replaces all previous versions of the "vBSEO Google/Yahoo Sitemap Generator", and includes support for all the new URL types in vBulletin 4.x.

New in the vBSEO Search Engine XML Sitemap v.3.0
The new sitemap alters the way data is structured in fundamental ways. Sitemap 3.0 segments different content areas into separate files, so you end up with a unique set of files per content type: forums, blogs, cms, groups, albums, members, tags, etc. In addition, the new sitemap has an extended priority feature that utilizes the built in 'weight' tool of the vBulletin XML sitemap generator for individual forums, CMS sections and articles to act as a multiplier.

We believe these changes are responsible for delivering increased returns for a number of forums from customers and testers we've been tracking. Please track your own progress via your Google Webmaster tools account, Google Analytics or Gravity Insights.

A Clean and Beautiful Interface
The new sitemap also features a clean and beautiful interface, built from the ground up. We believe it reflects the quality, precision and attention to detail placed into each aspect of this release. We are passionate about building software, and great software is beautiful inside, and out.

Overview
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The "vBSEO Search Engine XML Sitemap" plugin provides an easy to use solution that allows your forum to be indexed by all major search engines, including Google, Yahoo, Bing, and Ask, 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 3.5.x versions. The current version is vBSEO 3.5.2. If you are running vBSEO, please upgrade to vBSEO 3.5.2 (or greater) before installing for optimal results.

Compatibility
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Fully compatible with:
  • vBulletin 3.8.x, 4.0.x, 4.1.x
  • vBulletin Blogs *Optional
  • vBulletin CMS *Optional
  • vBSEO 3.5.2 + higher *Optional
What does it do?
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  • Auto-generates an XML sitemap for all of your specified forum URL types (including vBulletin Blog & CMS URLs).
  • NEW! Groups forum areas into individual sitemaps grouped by section type for greater flexibility, for example:
    • sitemap_forum_X.xml.gz
    • sitemap_tags_X.xml.gz
    • sitemap_cms_X.xml.gz
  • Auto-notifies Search Engines when a new sitemap is generated (optional)
  • Automatically sends you a summary of the sitemap generation via email each time it is created (optional)
  • Includes only publicly accessible forums and threads and includes the option of not including any specific public forums
  • Allows Search Engines to find all of your forum URLs without having to spider the forum to find the links. Great for Deep Page linking!
  • Allows Search Engines to find your forum URLs without having to account for query string and/or session ID information.
  • Allows Search Engines to give precedence to crawling your higher priority forum pages.
  • Allows Search Engines 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, Yahoo Slurp, Ask's Teoma, Bing's msnbot, and other search engine bots.
  • Is 100% compatible with the static CRUs (Content Relevant URLs) used by vBSEO-enabled forums.
  • Is 100% compatible with the 'Friendly URLs' offered default with vb4.x.
How does it work?
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Whenever it is scheduled or invoked via the URL, this plugin will generate an XML formatted that search engines are able to read and parse. If you selected "Yes" to the Auto-notification setting, The 4 major search engines will be notified each time the sitemap is generated.
  • Google Sitemap files are gzipped for space savings
  • 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 -> vBSEO -> vBSEO Sitemap Settings
Once you successfully login, you will see a number of tabs. Here are the 4 main links:

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.

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 (Identified by the Bot's name) 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.

Search Engine Bots Activity Log
Use it to track Search engine activity on your sitemaps. This area displays how often, and what volume of pages search engines visit your site on a daily basis.

Run Generator

The 'Run Sitemap Generator' link will automatically regenerate your vBSEO Search Engine XML Site sitemaps.

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

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

Installation, Upgrade, & Configuration
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Follow the installation/upgrade instructions provided in the docs/readme.html file.

Webmaster Accounts
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It is NOT required for you to have a Webmaster account on the search engines' websites to run the plugin, however, we recommend everyone set one up for tracking purposes.Copyright & Licensing
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  • vBSEO Search Engine XML Sitemap 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) © 2010 Crawlability, Inc.

Revision History
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11/11/2010 - Version 3.0 Released
Compatible with vB3.7.x+ and vB4.x+
NEW FEATURE: All CMS URLs are supported
NEW FEATURE: Sitemap Groups by content type
NEW FEATURE: Enhanced layout and design of the Sitemap Generator Control Panel
NEW FEATURE: XSL Style sheet of the xml files for easier human reading
NEW FEATURE: Extended Priority. Utilizes the built in 'weight' tool of the vBulletin XML generator for all content areas (Forums, Blogs, CMS, Albums, etc.) to act as a multiplier. (vb4 Suite only)

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Old 29 Apr 2009, 20:33
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Old 29 Apr 2009, 20:34
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Old 29 Apr 2009, 20:36
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It's free and you can run it without vBSEO.
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Old 30 Apr 2009, 19:28
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I installed this AddOn two month ago. I installed everything correct! Sitemap, htaccess und Bot-Logs show that everything should be fine. Googlebot shows up every day but it only records a few topics. Since the last week all my google-searchresults are gone!!! Why does google ignore my forum? It does not contain "bad words" or any stuff google does not like.

Should I uninstall this AddOn?

p.s: I run this tool without vBSEO.
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Old 01 May 2009, 03:10
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I run this tool also without vBSeo for more then a year now.
Since this new 3.8 version, I get a parse error on line 62313 in sitemap_4.xml.gz.

Parsing error
We were unable to read your Sitemap. It may contain an entry we are unable to recognize. Please validate your Sitemap before resubmitting.
Now I download the sitemap_4.xml.gz and this is what line 62313 says:

Block Disabled:      (Update License Status)  
Suspended or Unlicensed Members Cannot View Code.

Seems this mod is like with all versions, having problems with Downloads II?

I hope it's not the same problem as was stated here:
http://www.vbulletin.org/forum/showp...&postcount=645

Which I have stated as fixed by Jelle! over a year ago. This file should have been updated at that time.

Can anybody confirm it's the same problem or otherwise provide me with a fix?
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Old 01 May 2009, 07:19
New-Age New-Age is offline
 
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Have a problem - Please Help

Hi,

The control panel vBSEO Google / Yahoo Sitemap for vBulletin is saying my forum home page is http://www.new-age.net.au/forums.php

But it is not -
And this is causing problems .



It is http://www.new-age.net.au/forums/index.php

Please how do I correct this?

Last edited by New-Age; 01 May 2009 at 07:26.
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Old 01 May 2009, 07:30
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Originally Posted by New-Age View Post
Hi,

The control panel vBSEO Google / Yahoo Sitemap for vBulletin is saying my forum home page is http://www.new-age.net.au/forums.php

But it is not - And this is causing problems .

It is http://www.new-age.net.au/forums/index.php

Please how do I correct this?
Admin CP | vBulletin Options | Site Name / URL / Contact Details

What do you have in the Forum URL and Homepage URL text boxes?

Also, do you have vBSEO installed as well as the vBSEO Sitemap? Check that your sitemap settings in the ACP reflect this correctly for your forum.
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Old 01 May 2009, 07:47
New-Age New-Age is offline
 
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Silly me!!!

Thankyou I have fixed it !

No I dont have vBSEO installed I only have the vBSEO Sitemap installed.
Do I need to have the vBSEO installed as well?

Another question please !

I have a Google Tools account and 2 weeks ago I generated a site map from some generator and submitted it.

Because I have just installed vBSEO Google/Yahoo Sitemap in my copy of vBulletin 3.8 do I go and delete the site map that I have submitted to Google sitemaps?

Last edited by New-Age; 01 May 2009 at 07:56.
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Old 01 May 2009, 07:56
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Don't delete it. Just edit it if it has a different filename from the one generated by the vBSEO Sitemap.
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Old 01 May 2009, 08:24
New-Age New-Age is offline
 
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Thankyou!

No I dont have vBSEO installed I only have the vBSEO Sitemap Generator installed.
Do I need to have the vBSEO installed as well?
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Old 01 May 2009, 08:33
New-Age New-Age is offline
 
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The below was sent to me however when I click the link http://www.new-age.net.au/forums/ind...vbseo_sitemap/

It directs me to my forum page less some images -
Is this normal?









Hello!

The vBSEO Google/Yahoo Sitemap has been successfully generated for your vBulletin forums at:
New Age Forums (http://www.new-age.net.au/forums/index.php)

Report:
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Click the following link for your vBSEO Google/Yahoo Sitemap Report:
http://www.new-age.net.au/forums/ind...vbseo_sitemap/

Summary:
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Forum Display: 24
Show Thread: 3
Show Post: 3
Member Profiles: 2
Poll Results: 0
Blog Entries: 0
Blog Tags: 0
Album URLs: 0
Social Groups URLs: 1
Tag URLs: 14
Archive: 28

Total Indexed URLs: 77
Total Processing Time: 7.72 seconds

Google ping: Successful.
Yahoo ping: Successful.
Ask ping: Successful.
Moreover ping: Successful.
Live.com ping: Successful.
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Old 01 May 2009, 08:45
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Originally Posted by New-Age View Post
Thankyou!

No I dont have vBSEO installed I only have the vBSEO Sitemap Generator installed.
Do I need to have the vBSEO installed as well?
No. The Sitemap is a standalone add-on. There's just a slight difference in configuration if you also have vBSEO installed.

Originally Posted by New-Age View Post
The below was sent to me however when I click the link http://www.new-age.net.au/forums/ind...vbseo_sitemap/

It directs me to my forum page less some images -
Is this normal?
No. What do you mean it was sent to you? By what or whom?


Originally Posted by New-Age View Post
The vBSEO Google/Yahoo Sitemap has been successfully generated for your vBulletin forums at:
New Age Forums (http://www.new-age.net.au/forums/index.php)
This is the link you use and report to Google, etc.

However, the actual location will be redirected by an .htaccess file mod_rewrite. Did you add the required lines to your .htaccess file?
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Old 01 May 2009, 16:13
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As to my post #201.

I can state now it IS the same problem as in februari last year, which was not fixed in this new version in spite of the fact that a complete solution was given.
A missed opportunity, pity. Maybe somebody can have a look at it and change the release zipfile to have the fixes included.
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Old 01 May 2009, 16:56
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Old 02 May 2009, 05:13
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Originally Posted by iojam View Post
vBSEO Sitemap Generator creates only sitemap_*.xml.gz sitemaps, the second one is not related to it.
I realize that. I guess what I'm wondering is how I can block the vBulletin RSS feed which is being picked up as an additional sitemap. And because of this, google is warning me that it's duplicate content. I was thinking the .htacess file might already have a line in it to prevent google from picking up the rss site map feed.

Since it doesn't seem to be part of the stock .htaccess file, is there something I could add to stop google from picking up the vBulletin rss feed so I don't get warnings about duplicate content.

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