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Old 01 Aug 2013, 07:36
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vbseo is now dead - BUT I need help running vbseo on my 3.8.7 forum

I have a 3.8.7 vbulletin forum, was running vbseo 3.3.2 and all was well.

Recently vbseo convinced me to upgrade at least to vbseo 3.5.0 PL2 I finally got around to doing it yesterday, and now my site links don't work (are not SEO optimized) and tables and images are not loading properly.

Anyone know anything about this issue?

I would be happy to revert to 3.3.2 but am not sure how to do that.


vbseo's website is down, emails to them are returned undeliverable - the company has closed down entirely.
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Old 01 Aug 2013, 13:29
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Same problem. Tried to upgrade a while ago - their system would not let me, I wrote to support never heard back. Today, about 12 hours ago, MySQL and Apache load went way up, all links have reverted to original "showthread.php?t=xxxx" format and VBSEO.com is down for the count.

I have a hunch that it's doing a license check, which fails / times out, and then stops working.

If someone has the "final" version of VBSEO and a way to hack out the license check please contact me. I will send the upgrade fee to the charity of your choice and donate the money in a name of your choice - there is no way to purchase an upgrade to the final version from VBSEO and this problem is critical.

EDIT: I also cannot log in to the VBSEO backend via my VB3.8.7pl3 anymore. Assume the problem is related.

--------------- Added 01 Aug 2013 at 15:02 ---------------

Solution here:

http://admin-talk.com/threads/dear-v...y?quote=494594

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Old 01 Aug 2013, 18:18
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All fixed: http://admin-talk.com/threads/dear-v...23#post-494652
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Old 02 Aug 2013, 00:34
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I am not convinced that the problem is because the license check is not working. Anyway, I gave up on the 3.5.0 PL2 I deleted all traces of 3.5.0 PL2 - all traces whatsoever of vbseo - and reinstalled 3.3.2 But then I had the same issue with license check!

So, in desperation, I restored the entire site to the way it was before the ill fated upgrade. (I did not touch the SQL databases of course.) All is well now - or at least as it was - with 3.3.2

This soured me badly to vbseo, and if I decide to upgrade my site to vbulletin 4.2.1 or whatever the latest version of vb 4 is, I will not use vbseo at all.

I have another forum running vb 4.2.1 with NO vbseo in it, and it works fine. There seems to be no real need for vbseo with vbulletin 4 and above.

Also, although vbseo's website is back up, their SUPPORT section of the website is not up at all, and the ticket I created for this issue two days ago has not been answered. As well, the email to their "techical staff" is returned undeliverable. The last communication I received from vbseo was many days ago when they told me that they have no plans to create any future versions of vbseo - no further updates - and nothing for vbulletin 5.
http://www.vbulletin.org/forum/showp...7&postcount=14

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Old 02 Aug 2013, 00:51
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VB4 has no need for vbseo
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Old 11 Sep 2013, 15:08
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VB4 has no need for vbseo
Are you sure about that?
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Old 11 Sep 2013, 15:26
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I'd ask why you think you need vBSEO at all, same goes for you Brandon
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Old 11 Sep 2013, 16:51
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ssssshhhhh let it go quietly into the night... v b s e oooo zzzzzzzz. . . . .
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Old 18 Oct 2013, 21:23
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If anyone DOES have problems with the key activation not working. Or the license not updating, give me a shout and I can help you get it working once again.

I already helped a few people and they are STILL using the latest vBSEO on their forums.
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Old 18 Oct 2013, 22:15
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Why not just post the solution here?
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Old 13 Dec 2013, 23:22
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A client of mine still has 3.60 and his site was hacked due to the exploit in that version. I have secured it for now but would like to upgrade his Vbseo package. ofcourse he has no access to the upgrade.

I have a license myself and the latest version. Do you think it is possible to upgrade his site using my license/package?

--------------- Added 13 Dec 2013 at 23:23 ---------------

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If anyone DOES have problems with the key activation not working. Or the license not updating, give me a shout and I can help you get it working once again.

I already helped a few people and they are STILL using the latest vBSEO on their forums.
Can you share your solution please? After all that is what this forum is all about.
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Old 13 Dec 2013, 23:24
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I would doubt it. But if you want to try, you would have to do a full backup of his site, then try it, so if it blows up, you can restore the backup.
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Old 13 Dec 2013, 23:49
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Yeah, I didn't think it would work but it would be the easiest method rather than remove his old version and than mess with redirects, etc.

I have done my best to secure his site but as long as that vbseo file is right there in the forum root it would be fairly easy to hack again.

Anyhow, thanks for the reply.
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If anyone DOES have problems with the key activation not working. Or the license not updating, give me a shout and I can help you get it working once again.

I already helped a few people and they are STILL using the latest vBSEO on their forums.
If your available I could use some help with vbseo. My forums url rewrites aren't working since I upgraded to vb4.2.3 from vb 3.8.1. My vbseo version is 3.6.2. Is there a later version that works with vb 4.2.x? I'm able to get into the vbseo control panel and all the control panel settings are accessible.

so if anyone is available to help i'm pretty good at edits mysql and ssh. I can do whatever is needed if I know what needs to be done.

server specs:
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Old thread but hey lets reply as some may come along later and wonder.

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If anyone DOES have problems with the key activation not working. Or the license not updating, give me a shout and I can help you get it working once again.

I already helped a few people and they are STILL using the latest vBSEO on their forums.
lol wut?

I say that with much irony, reason being "latest version" or not its still outdated and prone to security issues. The company does not exist i.e. no one has been updating it to fix any security issues... and yes even at the time your post was made, this was true then and still holds true now.

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If your available I could use some help with vbseo. My forums url rewrites aren't working since I upgraded to vb4.2.3 from vb 3.8.1. My vbseo version is 3.6.2. Is there a later version that works with vb 4.2.x? I'm able to get into the vbseo control panel and all the control panel settings are accessible.

so if anyone is available to help i'm pretty good at edits mysql and ssh. I can do whatever is needed if I know what needs to be done.

server specs:
php 5.5
apache 2.2
mysql 5.1
vb 4.2.3
Check out DB Tech's DBSEO, should be able to find it via google rather quickly I believe the lite version is uploaded here as well. If you do decide to replace with that, do not uninstall vbseo theres a process to this just be patient but remove vbseo for your sake not ours IF not going with dbseo but since you're on 3.x the mod rewrite and friendly urls are not there so dbseo might in fact be your only replacement - gosh I do recall some 3.x url mods similar to vbseo so you may want to look there too, they would have many less features but still may do what you want (most of it).
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