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vBSEO Search Engine XML Sitemap
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vB Version: 4.0.x Rating: (98 votes - 4.73 average) Installs: 1014
Released: 11 Nov 2010 Last Update: 05 Sep 2011 Downloads: 7351
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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 17 Nov 2010, 04:00
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omg at last a free version thnks alot for this, gonna install it as soon as my installation of my new forum is finished.....so I guess I'll click on installed
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Old 17 Nov 2010, 10:09
ChuteBoxe ChuteBoxe is offline
 
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Any fix yet?

Fatal error: Call to undefined method vB_Friendly_Url_Error::get_url() in /home/2/public_html/forums/includes/functions.php on line 6876
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Old 17 Nov 2010, 13:07
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Thank you for updating with the new version
we waiting the new version long time
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Old 17 Nov 2010, 17:46
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great
only if supported 3.7
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Old 17 Nov 2010, 18:03
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Originally Posted by cdement View Post
It would be these links:

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

Now if I'm not mistaken don't these files have to exist in the forum root for the link to actually work?
Technically, no.. assuming you have followed the instructions and uploaded the .htaccess file that redirects to them, and that your server supports mod_rewrite redirects - they 'appear' to be in the root.
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Old 17 Nov 2010, 19:31
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Originally Posted by Overbr View Post
Hello ! Please, after instaled, returned error for RUN GENERATOR




What my problem ? Sorry my english. and thanks friend !
sadly the vbulletin support is too weak. It seems that developers do not have many goals to help or clarify problems. It's a pity
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Old 17 Nov 2010, 19:31
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Originally Posted by kall View Post
Technically, no.. assuming you have followed the instructions and uploaded the .htaccess file that redirects to them, and that your server supports mod_rewrite redirects - they 'appear' to be in the root.
I did follow the instructions correctly the .htaccess file was uploaded and my server supports mod_rewrite, but still nothing seems to work the way it should.

Update:
I figured it out! Not sure why this worked, but I put the full url in the rewrite rule. So now it looks like this:


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

After doing that I was able to access and submit the sitemaps to google and google was able to accept them through these urls:


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


Last edited by cdement; 17 Nov 2010 at 19:45.
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Old 17 Nov 2010, 20:06
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Originally Posted by Chuta View Post
Originally Posted by cherylferraro

I have been testing this and observed that this error also happens when ? or ' are used in a thread title on vb4 forums that are not using vbseo to rewrite their thread titles. My forums using vbseo have not had this problem because vbseo has already removed those characters from thread titles.

I like the mod but it's a little cumbersome to have to edit common punctuation from thread titles to get it to work if that is the way it will be released to non vbseo users.
I'll flag your issue to our developers for further investigation.
Usernames in sitemap_member_1.xml.gz also have this problem.
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Old 17 Nov 2010, 20:24
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This version needs to be approved i see, most some people are receiving the same error as I am. :/
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Old 17 Nov 2010, 21:22
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thanks
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Old 17 Nov 2010, 21:48
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how to reset the admin cp password located in
http://www.pianetagay.com/forum/vbseo_sitemap/index.php

Thanks
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  #132  
Old 17 Nov 2010, 23:03
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Where are the install instructions?
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Old 17 Nov 2010, 23:16
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Originally Posted by lsdoodle View Post
Where are the install instructions?
download the zip folder and there's all instruction
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Old 18 Nov 2010, 01:27
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my report: Search Engine Bots Activity Log was empty (not like yours) but another reports worked!
In FTP: have a file vbseo_sitemap/error_log

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

what is it?
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Old 18 Nov 2010, 06:39
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Originally Posted by Jigsaw! View Post
This version needs to be approved i see, most some people are receiving the same error as I am. :/
What is the content of your .htaccess file, and where is it located?
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