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vBSEO Google/Yahoo Sitemap Generator
Mod Version: 3.0, by vBSEO (Coder) vBSEO is offline
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vB Version: 3.8.7 Rating: (119 votes - 4.53 average) Installs: 2015
Released: 21 Feb 2009 Last Update: 05 May 2011 Downloads: 17912
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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 18 May 2011, 11:24
zlos zlos is offline
 
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I got it working for forums, polls & threads. Unfortunately it does not include any of my blogs into the sitemap. Since there are over 7000 of blogs, it would be nice to have it fully spidered.

Because of that I upgraded recently the blogs to the latest 2.0.3 and regenerated the sitemap. Anyway no blog results in the sitemap.

vB 3.8.7 + vBlogs 2.0.3

What kind of magic will include my blogs into the sitemap?
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Old 27 May 2011, 01:58
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what would cause this to stop auto-submitting at night? Is it because I'm still on 3.8.6 PL1? I really didn't think that would matter. I plan on upgrading to 8.7, in a few days.

It always worked fine, and I've had this installed for quite a while now, and am VERY happy with the product...but all of a sudden it stopped submitting, as I always get an email after it goes through. (usually around 2 am, my time..)

Any suggestions?

thanks!
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Old 29 May 2011, 10:45
asd_ra7la asd_ra7la is offline
 
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Thanks!
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Old 29 May 2011, 12:56
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MagicThemeParks MagicThemeParks is offline
 
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Noticed Moreover has failed pretty consistently lately. Is there a fix or some suggested adjustments on that one?
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Old 30 May 2011, 16:35
sabez_1986 sabez_1986 is offline
 
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ware i find this fine sitemap_index.xml.gz
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Old 31 May 2011, 03:27
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Originally Posted by kNeeLy View Post
what would cause this to stop auto-submitting at night? Is it because I'm still on 3.8.6 PL1? I really didn't think that would matter. I plan on upgrading to 8.7, in a few days.

It always worked fine, and I've had this installed for quite a while now, and am VERY happy with the product...but all of a sudden it stopped submitting, as I always get an email after it goes through. (usually around 2 am, my time..)

Any suggestions?

thanks!
Bump.

Still no luck. I can't even do a manual submit, as it just times out and gives me a server error.

I tried reverting back to the older version, no luck. I haven't installed anything or changed any settings since this was installed. This really has me confused..I'm kinda bummed, as I really enjoy having access to this mod, and would really like to see it work again.

Any one got any suggestions?
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Old 04 Jun 2011, 00:48
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Ok....nevermind...it started working again out of nowhere....whatever....
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Old 07 Jun 2011, 00:51
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Ok...now it's just working randomly.

lol...wtf..whatever...as long as it works sometimes...at least until I get a real vbseo.
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Old 17 Jun 2011, 15:37
Jeff Bade Jeff Bade is offline
 
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Odd Space

Since using this for a few months now.

I am getting links in google which contain and extra space (or %20)

http://www.binderplanet.com/FORUMS%2...ad.php?t=65130

It does load which is odd.. but the style isn't applied correctly because it can't find the images..
(remove the space and see what I mean..)

I was sure it was a setting somewhere that had a space at the end of it but I can't find it.. and everything else is working great on the site.. just started recently..


Anyone got any ideas where to look.
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Old 26 Jun 2011, 16:40
Dave-ahfb Dave-ahfb is offline
 
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Search Engine Bots Activity Log is empty even though I get hammered daily.

vb 3.87 pl1
vbseo - none
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Old 01 Jul 2011, 18:42
Jeff Bade Jeff Bade is offline
 
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Originally Posted by Dave-ahfb View Post
Search Engine Bots Activity Log is empty even though I get hammered daily.

vb 3.87 pl1
vbseo - none

Same here
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Old 01 Jul 2011, 18:43
Jeff Bade Jeff Bade is offline
 
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Seams like us 3.8 users have been forgotten.

I'll probably use something different before switching over to vb4.
And why change what works.
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Old 02 Jul 2011, 04:09
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Originally Posted by Dave-ahfb View Post
Search Engine Bots Activity Log is empty even though I get hammered daily.

vb 3.87 pl1
vbseo - none
Originally Posted by Jeff Bade View Post
Same here
Those reports are only available if you have vBSEO installed.

It used to say that somewhere..
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Old 18 Jul 2011, 21:53
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is anyone having a problem getting this to run with php5.3? I am testing out a new server with php5.3 and as soon as I activate this plugin my forum grinds to a halt.
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Old 19 Jul 2011, 20:01
gng_arian gng_arian is offline
 
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Hi sorry for disturb .
i install this plugin but give"s me a error !
[SECTION START] tags [11,313.0Kb mem used] [365s (+365s)] ...
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