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Released: 11 Nov 2010 Last Update: 05 Sep 2011 Downloads: 7341
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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 05 Sep 2011, 03:30
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Originally Posted by cameraguru View Post
Just thought I'd share as I been having the 404 not found error, might help someone else out?
I had to edit my .htaccess file with followsymlinks and add a / at beginning of path to vbseo folder.

#start .htaccess code
Options +FollowSymLinks
RewriteEngine On
RewriteRule ^((urllist|sitemap).*\.(xml|txt)(\.gz)?)$ /vbseo_sitemap/vbseo_getsitemap.php?sitemap=$1 [L]
Hello,

That would be like enabling RewriteBase setting (recommended way):

Options +FollowSymLinks
RewriteEngine On
RewriteBase /
RewriteRule ^((urllist|sitemap).*\.(xml|txt)(\.gz)?)$ vbseo_sitemap/vbseo_getsitemap.php?sitemap=$1 [L]

Thanks for sharing though!
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Old 05 Sep 2011, 03:31
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Originally Posted by cdoyle View Post
Hi,
I've posted about this error in the past but I never got an answer.
My sitemap used to work, then it all of a sudden it started getting error in Google Webmasters.

Any idea why I'm getting errors on some of these files?
Hello cdoyle,

Please hover your mouse over that icon to see the actual error message and supply us what pops up.
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Old 05 Sep 2011, 03:33
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Originally Posted by FReeSTER View Post
Every time I want to go to vBSEO Sitemaps Result is taking me to the forum like there is no files on the ftp but all the files are there

any ideas?
Hello,

Do you mean the sitemap_index.xml.gz file? i.e http://www.yoursite.com/forum/sitemap_index.xml.gz?.
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Old 05 Sep 2011, 03:34
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Originally Posted by dalreardon View Post
Hi,

After I install this plugin do I need to turn off the sitemap feature built into VB? Don't want 2 separate sitemaps running at same time or does the software do this for you?

Thanks,
Dale.
http://www.settledin.com.au
Hi Dale,

Yes. They shouldn't run both at once.
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Old 05 Sep 2011, 03:35
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Originally Posted by Laurvick View Post
Internal Server Error

It tells me that, whenever I try to load the page o_O?
Hello Laurvick,

What page are you referring to?.
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Old 05 Sep 2011, 03:37
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Originally Posted by j3suss View Post
I have a question...

In Root File Sitemap, I have /public_html/vbseo_sitemap but then in rebuild sitemap:
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The directory to save sitemap files not writable. Please change the permissions on the path to the server can write or enter a different path in the sitemap options.
----------------


But file data I have do permissions 777...

żCan Someperson help me?
Hello,

You need to chmod 777 the "vbseo_sitemap/data/" directory, *not* the whole "vbseo_sitemap/" directory.
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Old 05 Sep 2011, 21:17
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The structure of the archive is very confusing and unordered from what I see !!!

Sorry, my bad. I had something modified in my Winrar program.
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Old 05 Sep 2011, 21:52
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Originally Posted by strudinox View Post
All links are generated successful however I am having one problem with this mod generating CMS articles URL's correctly. Running 4.1.4

My URLs are pretty standard:

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


When I run the Generator, it produces URLs that look like this:

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

Notice that it's generating "content.php" and not including a /

All the other Mod Rewritten URLS are working fine such as the forums, and blogs.
Hello,

The issue has been corrected. Please download the package again and follow the upgrade instructions supplied within the readme.html file, which is located inside the docs (do not upload) folder.
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Old 06 Sep 2011, 13:16
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If i use the regenerator:

[homepage] [9,752.4Kb mem used] [0s (+0s)]
[SECTION START] forumdisplay [9,755.3Kb mem used] [0s (+0s)]
[SECTION START] showthread [9,755.6Kb mem used] [0s (+0s)]
[SECTION START] polls [9,755.1Kb mem used] [0s (+0s)]
[create sitemap file] filename: sitemap_forum_1.xml.gz, number of urls: 1 [9,757.3Kb mem used] [0s (+0s)]
[archive homepage] [9,756.4Kb mem used] [0s (+0s)]
[SECTION START] forumdisplay archived [9,758.2Kb mem used] [0s (+0s)]
[SECTION START] showthread archived [9,758.6Kb mem used] [0s (+0s)]
[create sitemap file] filename: sitemap_archive_1.xml.gz, number of urls: 1 [9,759.9Kb mem used] [0s (+0s)]
[SECTION START] tags [9,758.2Kb mem used] [0s (+0s)]
Database error in vBulletin 4.1.5:

Invalid SQL:

SELECT COUNT(*) as cnt,max(lastpost) as lastupdate
FROM thread AS thread
INNER JOIN tagcontent AS tagcontent ON
(tagcontent.tagid = 1 AND tagcontent.contentid = thread.threadid)
WHERE thread.forumid IN()
AND thread.visible = 1
AND thread.sticky IN (0, 1)
AND thread.open <> 10
GROUP BY tagcontent.tagid;

MySQL Error : You have an error in your SQL syntax; check the manual that corresponds to your MySQL server version for the right syntax to use near ')
AND thread.visible = 1
AND thread.sticky IN (0, 1)' at line 5
Error Number : 1064
Request Date : Tuesday, September 6th 2011 @ 08:13:39 AM
Error Date : Tuesday, September 6th 2011 @ 08:13:39 AM
Script : http://www.mysite.info/forum/vbseo_s...eo_sitemap.php
Referrer : http://www.mysite.info/forum/vbseo_s...php?rlist=true
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Old 06 Sep 2011, 15:30
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Originally Posted by Chuta View Post
Hello,

The issue has been corrected. Please download the package again and follow the upgrade instructions supplied within the readme.html file, which is located inside the docs (do not upload) folder.
Excellent! I can confirm that it is working correctly now. Thanks for the support!
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Old 07 Sep 2011, 03:49
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Originally Posted by iyama View Post
If i use the regenerator:



Database error in vBulletin 4.1.5:

Invalid SQL:

SELECT COUNT(*) as cnt,max(lastpost) as lastupdate
FROM thread AS thread
INNER JOIN tagcontent AS tagcontent ON
(tagcontent.tagid = 1 AND tagcontent.contentid = thread.threadid)
WHERE thread.forumid IN()
AND thread.visible = 1
AND thread.sticky IN (0, 1)
AND thread.open <> 10
GROUP BY tagcontent.tagid;

MySQL Error : You have an error in your SQL syntax; check the manual that corresponds to your MySQL server version for the right syntax to use near ')
AND thread.visible = 1
AND thread.sticky IN (0, 1)' at line 5
Error Number : 1064
Request Date : Tuesday, September 6th 2011 @ 08:13:39 AM
Error Date : Tuesday, September 6th 2011 @ 08:13:39 AM
Script : http://www.mysite.info/forum/vbseo_s...eo_sitemap.php
Referrer : http://www.mysite.info/forum/vbseo_s...php?rlist=true
Hello iyama,

Please try to disable 'Tag pages' from being added to your sitemaps.
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Old 07 Sep 2011, 03:49
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Originally Posted by strudinox View Post
Excellent! I can confirm that it is working correctly now. Thanks for the support!
Hi strudinox,

I'm glad to hear that!. Thank you for your report and again sorry for the delay.
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Old 07 Sep 2011, 07:01
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Originally Posted by Chuta View Post
Hello,

Do you mean the sitemap_index.xml.gz file? i.e http://www.yoursite.com/forum/sitemap_index.xml.gz?.
I mean at the adminCP. When I try to get into vBSEO Sitemap Result it just take me to the homeforum instead and all the files are on the FTP like it have to. I have triple checked this and I dont see any files missing
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Old 07 Sep 2011, 08:58
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Originally Posted by Chuta View Post
Hello iyama,

Please try to disable 'Tag pages' from being added to your sitemaps.
That was it.

I have a other question.

In the first week that my site was online, about 3 years ago.
Google has located my admincp and modcp map, and also set this online then.
Is this now again possibel or?
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Old 07 Sep 2011, 11:18
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Originally Posted by Chuta View Post
Hello,

The issue has been corrected. Please download the package again and follow the upgrade instructions supplied within the readme.html file, which is located inside the docs (do not upload) folder.
Was the only updated file the vbseo_sitemap_functions.php file?
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