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vBSEO Google/Yahoo Sitemap Generator
Mod Version: 2.5.0, by vBSEO (Coder) vBSEO is offline
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vB Version: 3.6.x Rating: (101 votes - 4.79 average) Installs: 1333
Released: 13 Apr 2007 Last Update: 21 Feb 2009 Downloads: 9792
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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 sites 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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Old 13 Apr 2007, 16:52
kenfuzed kenfuzed is offline
 
Join Date: Dec 2006
WOW, probably one of the best upgrades I've ever made. My prior version required so much fixing and tweaking to get it working with my vba cmps. This version works right out of the box without a bunch of fuss. Combined with my vba and vbseo I can now concentrate on enjoying my forum.

One feature I really like is the ability to designate where the sitemap should be located. My sitemap has always been created in the /forum directory and listed the path as such in the xml file, despite all my redirect efforts. All I had to do was type in my root domain and now the <loc> is listed as http://bike-talk.com/sitemap_index.xml.gz instead of http://bike-talk.com/forum/sitemap_index.xml.gz

Thanks guys, great job!
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Old 13 Apr 2007, 16:58
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great release!
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Old 13 Apr 2007, 19:24
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Mecho Mecho is offline
 
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Hi Thanks alooot for release the new version

i have 2 question :

1 - my forum install in " Root/forum/ " so i used " www.mysitename./forum/sitemap... " also Root directory always redirected to Root/forum ! so now i can see the one of the Updates in new version is this :
NEW FEATURE: 'Sitemap Files URL' option allows you to specify a non-default URL to use for your sitemap files location. Default is your default vBulletin URL. This is useful when your vBulletin installation is located in a sub-folder, instead of the root.
what does it mean exactly ? and now what shall i do for make the result better or ...

sorry i really dont get the point . plz explain it for me .

....

Also i dunno why never i have Notify = YES for Yahoo ... it always Shows No !
where i missed ??

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Thanks again for upgrade keep up ur great job ...
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Old 13 Apr 2007, 20:40
DementedMindz DementedMindz is offline
 
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you need to fix the cpnav_vbseo_sitemap.xml in there you will see <navgroup phrase="vbseo" displayorder="3"> it should be <navgroup phrase="vbseo_vbseo" displayorder="3"> if not it will show the incorrect phrase ( *[vbseo]* ) in admincp.
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Old 13 Apr 2007, 20:46
spipo spipo is offline
 
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in the control panel it ask us for the Yahoo authentification code .. and mention a link to register in it ..
is this a must ?
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Old 13 Apr 2007, 21:17
kenfuzed kenfuzed is offline
 
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Originally Posted by spipo View Post
in the control panel it ask us for the Yahoo authentification code .. and mention a link to register in it ..
is this a must ?
I believe you need that in order for Yahoo to accept an automated notification... though I could be wrong. I followed the link in the CP to Yahoo where I created an account for an API and just named my site name as the application. It generated this long code that I pasted back into the CP. Not sure if I did that right but now my report shows "Yes" for notifying Yahoo when the last sitemap was generated.

Mecho: I set mine to http://mydomain.com (use your actual root domain name) and it changed my sitemap to no longer read that its <LOC> to be in the /forum directory. If I leave it blank then the location seems to default to my forum directory. See example of my sitemap index below. Personally I think this (root) should be the prefered location if you have a homepage like vBa CMPS. Otherwise you are telling Google to crawl starting at your forum directory.
Here is what my sitemap index now looks like:

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Old 13 Apr 2007, 22:02
spipo spipo is offline
 
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Originally Posted by kenfuzed View Post
I believe you need that in order for Yahoo to accept an automated notification... though I could be wrong. I followed the link in the CP to Yahoo where I created an account for an API and just named my site name as the application. It generated this long code that I pasted back into the CP. Not sure if I did that right but now my report shows "Yes" for notifying Yahoo when the last sitemap was generated.

Mecho: I set mine to http://mydomain.com (use your actual root domain name) and it changed my sitemap to no longer read that its <LOC> to be in the /forum directory. If I leave it blank then the location seems to default to my forum directory. See example of my sitemap index below. Personally I think this (root) should be the prefered location if you have a homepage like vBa CMPS. Otherwise you are telling Google to crawl starting at your forum directory.
Here is what my sitemap index now looks like:

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it give me 4 choices ?


BBAuth for Single Sign On - No user data can be accessed
BBAuth with Read access for Yahoo! Photos
BBAuth with Read/Write access for Yahoo! Photos
BBAuth with Read/Write access for Yahoo! Mail

what should i select ?
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Old 13 Apr 2007, 23:10
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rjmjr69 rjmjr69 is offline
 
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Originally Posted by spipo View Post
it give me 4 choices ?


BBAuth for Single Sign On - No user data can be accessed
BBAuth with Read access for Yahoo! Photos
BBAuth with Read/Write access for Yahoo! Photos
BBAuth with Read/Write access for Yahoo! Mail

what should i select ?

Just use generic.
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Old 13 Apr 2007, 23:14
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Originally Posted by DementedMindz View Post
you need to fix the cpnav_vbseo_sitemap.xml in there you will see <navgroup phrase="vbseo" displayorder="3"> it should be <navgroup phrase="vbseo_vbseo" displayorder="3"> if not it will show the incorrect phrase ( *[vbseo]* ) in admincp.
Thank you that was driving me crazy.
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Old 14 Apr 2007, 00:46
Michael Biddle Michael Biddle is offline
 
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upgrading right now
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Old 14 Apr 2007, 01:10
DementedMindz DementedMindz is offline
 
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Originally Posted by rjmjr69 View Post
Thank you that was driving me crazy.

no problem me too
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Old 14 Apr 2007, 04:38
ArAb4NoKiA ArAb4NoKiA is offline
 
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Hello,

i have this errors :
Warning: fopen(/home/nokia/public_html/vb/vbseo_sitemap/data/downloads.dat) [function.fopen]: failed to open stream: Permission denied in /home/nokia/public_html/vb/vbseo_sitemap/vbseo_getsitemap.php on line 48

Warning: fwrite(): supplied argument is not a valid stream resource in /home/nokia/public_html/vb/vbseo_sitemap/vbseo_getsitemap.php on line 49

Warning: fclose(): supplied argument is not a valid stream resource in /home/nokia/public_html/vb/vbseo_sitemap/vbseo_getsitemap.php on line 50
������ŖOk0+;HQVQ{۩;+JդPe~Y[{D=>=gU(ҵTM޶ +,7Ҋ0qRe t= ]CLupCƏHy{aD)#/W X*+62,[|Z|qv? S[><]e^+JHS*;]ɷK+K2IȒ-2dҌR7:?gt?�?0?3 m�t2d% [A AExu+ f ��


why ?
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Old 14 Apr 2007, 04:51
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Originally Posted by ArAb4NoKiA View Post
Hello,

i have this errors :
Warning: fopen(/home/nokia/public_html/vb/vbseo_sitemap/data/downloads.dat) [function.fopen]: failed to open stream: Permission denied in /home/nokia/public_html/vb/vbseo_sitemap/vbseo_getsitemap.php on line 48

Warning: fwrite(): supplied argument is not a valid stream resource in /home/nokia/public_html/vb/vbseo_sitemap/vbseo_getsitemap.php on line 49

Warning: fclose(): supplied argument is not a valid stream resource in /home/nokia/public_html/vb/vbseo_sitemap/vbseo_getsitemap.php on line 50
������ŖOk0+;HQVQ{۩;+JդPe~Y[{D=>=gU(ҵTM޶ +,7Ҋ0qRe t= ]CLupCƏHy{aD)#/W X*+62,[|Z|qv? S[><]e^+JHS*;]ɷK+K2IȒ-2dҌR7:?gt?�?0?3 m�t2d% [A AExu+ f ��


why ?
Set permission 666 for downloads.dat file, this will solve it.
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Old 14 Apr 2007, 05:00
ArAb4NoKiA ArAb4NoKiA is offline
 
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Thank You very much
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Old 14 Apr 2007, 08:07
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Originally Posted by DementedMindz View Post
you need to fix the cpnav_vbseo_sitemap.xml in there you will see <navgroup phrase="vbseo" displayorder="3"> it should be <navgroup phrase="vbseo_vbseo" displayorder="3"> if not it will show the incorrect phrase ( *[vbseo]* ) in admincp.
Thanks mate, that did the trick. Minor but annoying little cosmetic bug
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