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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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  #706  
Old 24 Jun 2014, 15:57
Ghostt Ghostt is offline
 
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i have this problem since years.
my sitemap has #370 Files

1. this url NEVER worked.
Sitemap Index: /sitemap_index.xml
only this worked sitemap_index.xml.gz
BUT only when sitemap is finished. when cronjob make a new sitemap. all files get deleted. and
google webmaster tools display a error ....

how can i finally fix it? its very important.
i would also pay someone who can fix it.
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  #707  
Old 25 Jul 2014, 15:48
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Originally Posted by bzcomputers View Post
Hadn't had an issue with this mod for over a year, until about a week ago.

Sitemap generations started giving Internal Server Errors (500) when generating a new sitemap. After trying a ton of different things to try and resolve it, I was finally able to get a sitemap to build without error by turning off "Auto-Notify Search Engines" in the settings. The time for creation of the sitemap after doing this went from an average of taking about 12-14 seconds over the last year down to taking less than 1 second (still getting all the links) with the auto-notify off.
Thanks, this was driving me nuts!
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  #708  
Old 25 Jul 2014, 19:38
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MARCO1 MARCO1 is offline
 
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Waw, I remember these days

Originally Posted by Ghostt View Post
i have this problem since years.
my sitemap has #370 Files

1. this url NEVER worked.
Sitemap Index: /sitemap_index.xml
only this worked sitemap_index.xml.gz
BUT only when sitemap is finished. when cronjob make a new sitemap. all files get deleted. and
google webmaster tools display a error ....

how can i finally fix it? its very important.
i would also pay someone who can fix it.
You will not pay anyone I'll make a vBSEO rewind for your for FREE

The correct sitemap URL is the second not the first, Always use sitemap_index.xml.gz as your sitemap URL.
This URL contains all of your generated sitemap.
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  #709  
Old 29 Nov 2014, 11:39
dknelson dknelson is offline
 
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Getting this error. I get it every night when the the VBSEO cron task runs. Am told that VBulletin 4 does not even had a tagthread table so why is it trying to do this?

nvalid SQL:

SELECT
count(*) as maxre
FROM tagthread
GROUP BY tagid
ORDER BY maxre DESC
LIMIT 0,1;

MySQL Error : Table 'my_forums.tagthread' doesn't exist
Error Number : 1146
Request Date : Saturday, November 29th 2014 @ 02:00:24 AM
Error Date : Saturday, November 29th 2014 @ 02:00:24 AM
Script : http://www.mysiteorg/forum/cr...and=1417244421
Referrer : http://www.mysite.org/forum/fo...ing-Hole/page3
IP Address : 98.247.223.92
Username : Unregistered
Classname : vB_Database_MySQLi
MySQL Version :
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  #710  
Old 29 Nov 2014, 11:43
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ozzy47 ozzy47 is offline
 
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TBH I would just ditch vBSEO and go with DBSEO instead.
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Old 29 Nov 2014, 12:09
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Yep, I think I'll do just that.
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  #712  
Old 29 Nov 2014, 12:10
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Just remember, do not remove vBSEO till DBSEO is completely set up.
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Old 29 Nov 2014, 12:26
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Will do. Not 100% sure yet. To be honest, DB seems to be dropping the ball lately with their support. Hard to get an answer from them.
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Old 29 Nov 2014, 12:27
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Well if you ask on here, it will be few and far between to get a answer, best bet is to post on their site, in the mods support thread, it gets answered there much quicker.
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Old 29 Nov 2014, 12:40
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I posted on their site about 3 or 4 days about about a database error in the Gallery and have had no response at all.
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  #716  
Old 29 Nov 2014, 12:44
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Strange, Belazor is usually on top of that stuff.
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  #717  
Old 04 Dec 2014, 16:39
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Does anyone know if this xml sitemap will work with DBSEO?
DBSEO has a .php sitemap but nothing to manually submit to google webmaster tools...

Or if there a better sitemap that will work with DBSEO?

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  #718  
Old 05 Dec 2014, 01:36
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I read somewhere in this long thread that DBSEO will not work if your forum is installed in a folder. Is that still the case? If so, I don't even want to bother with this.
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Old 05 Dec 2014, 01:40
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Well you would be better off asking about that in the DBSEO thread.
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Old 09 Dec 2014, 09:22
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