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Released: 11 Nov 2010 Last Update: 05 Sep 2011 Downloads: 7339
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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 19 Jun 2012, 17:40
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Do I need to do anything for it to work with 4.2.0 PL2 (the latest version).
Please - if possible - add into the chief post about this info =) Thanks & kind regards.
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Old 19 Jun 2012, 17:50
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Originally Posted by illkeyone View Post
Do I need to do anything for it to work with 4.2.0 PL2 (the latest version).
Please - if possible - add into the chief post about this info =) Thanks & kind regards.
No, there should be no changes required.
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Old 20 Jun 2012, 08:19
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Originally Posted by Aeropars View Post
Hello,
I've upgraded my forum to version4 as well as upgraded to this version of sitemaps.

I submitted the new sitemap to google but it says I have 17 errors on the vbulletin_sitemap_forum_0_32.xml.gz section showing within google webmaster tools. The error is as follows:

"An invalid date was found. Please fix the date or formatting before resubmitting."

Can anyone help me with what I need to do to fix the error?
Anyone?!
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  #529  
Old 26 Jun 2012, 12:47
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What is the difference to the built in sitemap generator of vB 4.2?
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  #530  
Old 01 Jul 2012, 18:23
datoneer datoneer is offline
 
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On my google webmaster tools account when i click submit sitemap

I've add vbseo_sitemap after forum root url

After submit i see this error:

Your Sitemap appears to be an HTML page. Please use a supported sitemap format instead.
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Old 18 Jul 2012, 17:20
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There is a strange issue...

I have chmod 777 all the required folders, re uploaded all files, reinstalled the xml and sometimes when I try to access to the vBSEO Sitemap Reports tab, the mod ask me for a password,

after click 4..5...or 6 times, the tab doesn´t ask me for it....and I haven´t defined any password!
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Old 18 Jul 2012, 17:58
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Originally Posted by Aeropars View Post
Hello,
I've upgraded my forum to version4 as well as upgraded to this version of sitemaps.

I submitted the new sitemap to google but it says I have 17 errors on the vbulletin_sitemap_forum_0_32.xml.gz section showing within google webmaster tools. The error is as follows:

"An invalid date was found. Please fix the date or formatting before resubmitting."

Can anyone help me with what I need to do to fix the error?
That's a standard vBulletin sitemap, it has nothing to do with this modification.
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Old 18 Jul 2012, 17:59
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Originally Posted by datoneer View Post
On my google webmaster tools account when i click submit sitemap

I've add vbseo_sitemap after forum root url

After submit i see this error:

Your Sitemap appears to be an HTML page. Please use a supported sitemap format instead.
You do need to add the entire path to your sitemap, not just the folder.

eg: http://example.com/vbseo_sitemap/sitemap_index.xml
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Old 02 Aug 2012, 16:00
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Originally Posted by cloferba View Post
There is a strange issue...

I have chmod 777 all the required folders, re uploaded all files, reinstalled the xml and sometimes when I try to access to the vBSEO Sitemap Reports tab, the mod ask me for a password,

after click 4..5...or 6 times, the tab doesn´t ask me for it....and I haven´t defined any password!
nobody replies?
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Old 02 Aug 2012, 18:38
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Originally Posted by cloferba View Post
nobody replies?
It always asks me for the password
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Old 06 Aug 2012, 21:48
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Originally Posted by ForceHSS View Post
It always asks me for the password
The problem is that....I haven´t defined any password!
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Old 06 Aug 2012, 21:56
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Hello cloferba,

Apologies for not getting back to you before.

You need to define your new password in the 'vBulletin Admin Control Panel -> vBSEO -> vBSEO Sitemap Settings' area. Once you are done, please make sure that the "vbseo_sitemap/" folder has permissions set to 755, *not* 777. The only directory that should be chmod'ed 777 is the "data/" folder.

In the same way, all of the files contained within the "vbseo_sitemap/" folder should be chmod'ed 644 in order to make them non-writable.
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Old 07 Aug 2012, 00:59
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Originally Posted by cloferba View Post
The problem is that....I haven´t defined any password!
Then add one in the options
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Old 08 Aug 2012, 00:03
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Originally Posted by cuco88 View Post
What is the difference to the built in sitemap generator of vB 4.2?
Same question here
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Old 08 Aug 2012, 13:17
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Hi friends, i have a big problem with characters. I look in the thread and i didn't find a solution that works for me, cause my forum is spanish, so i cant remove all the characters in titles because in spanish are very common. What can i do?
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