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vBSEO Google/Yahoo Sitemap Generator
Mod Version: 3.0, by vBSEO (Coder) vBSEO is offline
Developer Last Online: Dec 2011 I like it Show Printable Version Email this Page

vB Version: 3.8.7 Rating: (119 votes - 4.53 average) Installs: 2015
Released: 21 Feb 2009 Last Update: 05 May 2011 Downloads: 17910
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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 01 Apr 2010, 12:55
weindians weindians is offline
 
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still nobody here to xplain this

fixed my self
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Old 03 Apr 2010, 07:42
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Who has one of these up and running? I think I have mine working, but the sitemap is nothing like the wordpress one I have so I'm thinking I didn't do something right...
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Old 12 Apr 2010, 02:54
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Question

well. may error is onto google webmaster page.

explain.

After change this exactlly content onto /vbseo_sitemap/index.php

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

my trouble with fopen error is finish.

my sitemap is correct onto my site root. I can access and down.

My error is onto google site.

/sitemap_index.xml.gz is valid sitemap entry.

but the /sitemap_1.xml.gz is no accessible to google webmaster tolls site.

how to solve this ???

Any idea???
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Old 12 Apr 2010, 13:26
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when will this mod be available for vb4 ?
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  #545  
Old 13 Apr 2010, 04:18
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heres an error i get when i run the sitemap generator

Database error in vBulletin 3.8.4:

Invalid SQL:

SELECT COUNT(*) as cnt,max(lastpost) as lastupdate
FROM thread AS thread
INNER JOIN tagthread AS tagthread ON
(tagthread.tagid = 1 AND tagthread.threadid = thread.threadid)
WHERE thread.forumid IN()
AND thread.visible = 1
AND thread.sticky IN (0, 1)
AND thread.open <> 10
GROUP BY tagthread.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, April 13th 2010 @ 03:10:10 AM
Error Date : Tuesday, April 13th 2010 @ 03:10:11 AM
Script : http://www.hydrocanna.com/vbseo_site...eo_sitemap.php
Referrer : http://www.hydrocanna.com/vbseo_site...st=true&page=1
IP Address : 000000000000003
Username : Unregistered
Classname : vB_Database
MySQL Version :
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  #546  
Old 14 Apr 2010, 01:32
Brian-B Brian-B is offline
 
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I installed this and it did generate the sitemaps, but the resulting URL to retrieve the sitemap is returning a HTTP 500. If it was a 404, I would question mod-rewrite not finding it properly... I did try the troubleshooting steps on their site with no luck. (Yes mod-rewrite is on, my host actually uses their own vbulletin forum with VBSEO). I'm really disappointed because I was hoping to just use this mod for now to see how it worked and then buy the full VBSEO license as my site grows...
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Old 19 Apr 2010, 11:51
Jafo232 Jafo232 is offline
 
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I found this line in vbseo_getsitemap.php causing an error when a sitemap data file was large:


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

I changed it to this:


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

This fixed the error. I GUESS if your running a version of PHP < 4.3 you might need the first method but honestly I see no other reason. Why make it an array, then implode it when you can grab it as a string?

Anyway, I hope this helps you guys!
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Old 02 May 2010, 21:45
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Where is version for vb 4.0?
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Old 03 May 2010, 02:30
djbaxter djbaxter is offline
 
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Originally Posted by Breakpoint View Post
Where is version for vb 4.0?
In Beta, not yet released to the general public unless you own a vBSEO license.
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Old 03 May 2010, 18:57
Breakpoint Breakpoint is offline
 
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I own a license and they didn't say anything about this, wow what some good customer support

thanks for letting me know
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Old 03 May 2010, 19:03
djbaxter djbaxter is offline
 
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If you have an active license, scroll down the page a bit on the downloads page: 2.6 Beta
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Old 05 May 2010, 18:18
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is there a way to get html links without having vbseo don't have money for vbseo right now
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Old 06 May 2010, 05:49
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Do we who own vb 4.0 now have to buy vbseo ? just asking guys thanks
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Old 06 May 2010, 07:10
djbaxter djbaxter is offline
 
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Originally Posted by chuckhodson View Post
Do we who own vb 4.0 now have to buy vbseo ? just asking guys thanks
No, you don't have to. They are separate products created by entirely separate companies.

vB 4.x has a built-in sitemap generator - no idea how good it is - never used it.

The vBSEO sitemap generator is released as a free stand-alone product but the version for vB4 is still in beta.
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Old 08 May 2010, 17:17
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Did you notice, that md5_sums_crawlability_sitemap.php of current version is outdated? I just wondered about that errors when checking files after upload. Hey, if you include things like that, please take care of it. Otherwise just leave it out.
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