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vBSEO Google/Yahoo Sitemap Generator for vBulletin 3.6.x, 3.5.x & 3.0.x
Mod Version: 2.5.0, by vBSEO (Coder) vBSEO is offline
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vB Version: 3.5.x Rating: (44 votes - 4.89 average) Installs: 1076
Released: 09 Nov 2005 Last Update: 21 Feb 2009 Downloads: 2765
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Note: Version 2.5 replaces all previous versions of the vBSEO Google/Yahoo Sitemap Generator, and now includes support for all the new URL types in vBulletin 3.8.x.

Overview
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Providing Google, Yahoo, Ask sitemaps is an essential step towards improving your forums.

The "vBSEO Google Sitemaps" plugin provides a solution that allows your forum to be indexed by the Google (and also Yahoo and Ask) search engines 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.x version. The current version is vBSEO 3.2. However, if you are running vBSEO, please upgrade to vBSEO 3.2 or greater before installing.

Compatibility
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Fully compatible with:
  • vBulletin 3.0.x, 3.5.x, 3.6.x, 3.7.x and 3.8.x
  • vBulletin Blogs 1.0.x and 2.0.x *Optional
  • vBSEO 2.x, 3.x *Optional
What does it do?

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  • Auto-generates a Google XML sitemap for all of your specified forum URL types (including vBulletin Blog URLs).
  • Auto-generates a Yahoo text sitemap for all of your specified forum URL types.
  • Auto-notifies Google when a new sitemap is generated.
  • Automatically sends you a summary of the sitemap generation via email each time it is created.
  • Includes only publicly accessible forums and threads.
  • Allows Google/Yahoo to find all of your forum URLs without having to spider the forum to find the links.
  • Allows Google/Yahoo to find your forum URLs without having to account for query string and/or session ID information.
  • Allows Google to give precedence to crawling your higher priority forum pages.
  • Allows Google 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 and Yahoo Slurp.
  • Is 100% compatible with the static CRUs (Content Relevant URLs) used by vBSEO-enabled forums.
How does it work?
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Whenever it is scheduled or invoked via the URL, this plugin will generate both the Google XML formatted and the Yahoo text formatted sitemaps. If you selected "Yes" to the Google auto-notification setting, Google will be notified each time the sitemap is generated. The Yahoo sitemap must be manually submitted to http://submit.search.yahoo.com/free/request/.
  • Google Sitemap files are gzipped
  • 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 (for 3.5.x/3.6.x/3.7.x/3.8.x users) OR
  • vbseo_sitemap.php configuration file (for 3.0.x users) located in the vbseo_sitemap directory in your forum root.
Once you successfully login, you will be provided with a list of 'Useful Links'. Here are the 4 main links:

Show 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.

Show Sitemap 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 (GoogleBot or Yahoo) 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.

Run Sitemap Generator
The 'Run Sitemap Generator' link will automatically regenerate your Google and Yahoo sitemaps.

Your Forums Homepage
The 'Your Forums Homepage' link is a quick link back to your forum homepage.

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


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


Installation & Configuration for vB 3.5.x, 3.6.x, 3.7.x and 3.8.x as a Plugin
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Follow the installation/upgrade instructions provided in the docs/readme.html file.


Google Webmaster Accounts
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It is NOT required for you to have a Google Webmaster account to run the vBulletin Google Sitemaps plugin. If you decide to setup an account for testing purposes you can do so here:
http://www.google.com/webmasters/sitemaps/login?sourceid=gsm&subid=us-et-about2


Copyright & Licensing

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  • vBSEO Google Sitemaps 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) © 2005-2009 Crawlability, Inc.


Revision History
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02/22/2009 - Version 2.5 Released

NEW FEATURE: Blog tags URLs are included.
NEW FEATURE: Social Group Discussion URLs are included.
NEW FEATURE: Smart Priority applied for the following URL types
  1. Show Post
  2. Member Profiles
  3. Forum Display
  4. Poll Results
  5. Blog Entries
  6. Member Profile Albums
  7. Social Groups
  8. Social Groups Discussions
  9. Social Group Pictures
  10. Tags
  11. Blog Tags
UPDATE: Compatible with vBulletin 3.8.x. Includes the following updated settings:
  1. Priority Range - Show Post
  2. Priority Range - Member Profiles
  3. Priority Range - Forum Display
  4. Priority Range - Poll Results
  5. Priority Range - Show Thread
  6. Priority Range - Blog Entries
  7. Priority Range - Member Profile Albums
  8. Priority Range - Social Groups
  9. Priority Range - Social Group Pictures
  10. Priority Range - Tags
Fix: Social Group Discussion database error is fixed.

Upgrade Instructions
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(1) Follow the installation/upgrade instructions provided in the docs/readme.html file.

(2) For versions of vBulletin 3.6.x only: Open "Schedule Manager" in the vBulletin Admin Control Panel (admincp); Remove existing scheduled task for Sitemap Generator if you have one.
Note: The new task will be automatically setup when you import the XML product file.

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  #1021  
Old 03 Jun 2006, 10:45
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Pablasso,
you can use the following code with lighttpd:
url.rewrite-once = ( "^/(sitemap.*\.(xml|txt)(\.gz)?)" => "/vbseo_sitemap/vbseo_getsitemap.php?sitemap=$1" )
CP,,
you can set the password (access code) in vB admincp->Options->vBSEO Sitemap Generator options
For more information on Google Sitemaps:
https://www.google.com/webmasters/si.../en/about.html

The Yahoo sitemap must be manually submitted to:
http://submit.search.yahoo.com/free/request/
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  #1022  
Old 03 Jun 2006, 17:15
CP, CP, is offline
 
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Originally Posted by CP,
ok ive installed this and had no problems..., ok ive scheduled site map generator to run every moring at 4am..., now the thing is im running 3.5.4 and when i enter the the vbseo url i can see the whole list inc things like remove logs etc..., i read something about passwording it, direct link or something? I couldnt understand if somebody could tell me exactly what to do?

Also where and how do i submit? i went to that Google page and Yahoo it asks for logging information?
Sorry but i dont understand what you mean wholly? I went to sitemap generator options.... there is no password field i read the "Direct Script Run Code" do i put password in there? i put password in there and then i went to: http://www.MYDOMAIN.NET/forum/vbseo_sitemap/vbseo_sitemap.php?runcode=*mypassword* it says:

"Cannot run sitemap generator directly: you should set "Run from vB Scheduled Tasks Manager ONLY" to "No" in admincp to allow this."

I know ive set the auto schedule fuction, everything looks ok but i cannot view my sitemap? i got an email from 'nobody' in report it said:

Report:
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Click the following link for your vBSEO Google/Yahoo Sitemap Report:
http://www.mydomain.net/forum/vbseo_sitemap/

after i click on it i get page not found?? but the email says its done this:

Summary:
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Forum Display: 155
Show Thread: 8398
Show Post: 101325
Member Profiles: 613
Archive: 2867

Total Indexed URLs: 113359
Total Processing Time: 18.17 seconds

Google ping: Successful.

So with google https://www.google.com/webmasters/si.../en/about.html i need to make an account first? and yahoo also? One last thing to summarise how can i check if this is working? cheerS!

Last edited by CP,; 03 Jun 2006 at 17:18.
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Old 03 Jun 2006, 19:51
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Pablasso Pablasso is offline
 
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Real name: Juan Pablo Ortiz Arechiga
thanks for the quick response! ill let you know what happened
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Old 04 Jun 2006, 09:56
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iojam iojam is offline
 
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CP,,
i read the "Direct Script Run Code" do i put password in there?
Yes, that is correct.
http://www.MYDOMAIN.NET/forum/vbseo_...e=*mypassword* it says:

"Cannot run sitemap generator directly: you should set "Run from vB Scheduled Tasks Manager ONLY" to "No" in admincp to allow this."
There is an option "Run from vB Scheduled Tasks Manager ONLY" in vB admincp->vBSEO Sitemap generator options, please set it to "No" to allow manual sitemap generation.

So with google https://www.google.com/webmasters/si.../en/about.html i need to make an account first? and yahoo also? One last thing to summarise how can i check if this is working? cheerS!
Yes, you need google account to submit sitemaps (you have one if you are using any other Google services like gmail). You will submit these URLs for Google:
http://www.mydomain.net/forum/sitemap_index.xml.gz
http://www.mydomain.net/forum/sitemap_1.xml.gz
etc

You don't need account for Yahoo - just submit http://www.mydomain.net/forum/sitemap.txt.gz at http://submit.search.yahoo.com/free/request/
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  #1025  
Old 04 Jun 2006, 12:23
CP, CP, is offline
 
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thanks buddy i understand fully now!

ok one last thing...., i dont see anything with these urls:

http://www.mydomain.net/forum/sitemap_index.xml.gz
http://www.mydomain.net/forum/sitemap_1.xml.gz

with my domain name init its a page cannot found?
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  #1026  
Old 05 Jun 2006, 10:45
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Hi!

mod looks terrific!

But before I install I have a little question. Is there a possibility to run the cronjob from your vBinstallation, instead of your server?
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  #1027  
Old 05 Jun 2006, 14:11
Danny.C Danny.C is offline
 
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HI!

I have installed this hacked on my vBulletin Forum!

When execute the index.php file from the "vbseo_sitemap" directory i received this error messages:

Parse error: parse error, unexpected '}' in C:\server\xxx.xxx.xxx\upload\vbseo_sitemap\vbseo_sitemap_functions.php on line 515

My Server is Windows Server 2003 (IIS 6), PHP 5.1.4 and MySQL 5.0.21

Thanks!
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  #1028  
Old 05 Jun 2006, 14:16
Danny.C Danny.C is offline
 
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HI!

I have installed this hacked on my vBulletin Forum!

When execute the index.php file from the "vbseo_sitemap" directory i received this error messages:

Parse error: parse error, unexpected '}' in C:\server\xxx.xxx.xxx\upload\vbseo_sitemap\vbseo_sitemap_functions.php on line 515

My Server is Windows Server 2003 (IIS 6), PHP 5.1.4 and MySQL 5.0.21

Thanks!
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  #1029  
Old 05 Jun 2006, 18:42
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iojam iojam is offline
 
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CP,,

make sure that you created .htaccess file with rewrite rules as described in installation instructions.

Eagle Creek,
you can use vB admincp->Shedule Manager for this (details are included in the description)

Danny.C,

perhaps you have an upload error, please try to reupload all files again.
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  #1030  
Old 05 Jun 2006, 19:32
Danny.C Danny.C is offline
 
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The problem is not upload files... The mods is run on localhost server. Thanks
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  #1031  
Old 06 Jun 2006, 02:38
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Originally Posted by iojam
make sure that you created .htaccess file with rewrite rules as described in installation instructions.
Hi there are you talking about the .htaccess inside the public htm folder? or inside my forum folder? Ive done it to the .htaccess inside the public folder..,

Last edited by CP,; 06 Jun 2006 at 12:30.
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  #1032  
Old 06 Jun 2006, 10:37
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I can't seem to get this working and get an error 500 when I try and access the admin pages.

I have VB installed at the top level and don't use /forum/ - could this be the problem?

I noticed that there is a .htaccess file in the data folder that states (deny all).

I can run the script from the scheduler, but google can't access it, as the .htaccess is blocking it. I've tried to remove it, but the problems are still there.

Any ideas?
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  #1033  
Old 06 Jun 2006, 11:26
Kwak Kwak is offline
 
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Hello,

For the extra URL that we can add, is it okay/safe to add other website URL (outside of the forum domain)?
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  #1034  
Old 06 Jun 2006, 14:47
ComputerVitals ComputerVitals is offline
 
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Have this installed and seem to be working great.. Followed the instructions to the T

ONly thing is, on the scheduled time to run. I have it emailing me. I see that it runs 13 times, I double checked the log and sure enough, it shows the same log info but runs anywhere from 2 minutes to 10 minutes apart.
Any ideas?
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Old 06 Jun 2006, 16:31
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Hi, I'am italian and don't speack correctly english. I have a problem with this plug in. When I run it, appears this error: Zend Optimizer not installed

Why?
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