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vBSEO Google/Yahoo Sitemap Generator
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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: 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 02 Feb 2012, 21:56
Selene Selene is offline
 
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when I go to https://www.google.com/webmasters/tools/

and add that URL of sitemap

myforums/vbseo_sitemap/data/

and try to run a TEST of the sitemap , it thinks and the report tells me this:



I have chmodded the /vbseo_sitemap/data/ to 777
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Old 04 Feb 2012, 23:48
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Anyone?
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Old 07 Mar 2012, 22:56
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Have a problem with XML files displaying properly. Like I can check my archive sitemap and it displays properly but now check the forum sitemap and the forum list is in raw form. Like the style sheet isn't loading for the forum page. I've double checked and the path is correct but it just now loading right. Help me out here...

Archive
http://forum.mopar1973man.com/sitemap_archive_1.xml.gz

Forum
http://forum.mopar1973man.com/sitemap_forum_1.xml.gz
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Old 07 Mar 2012, 23:00
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Originally Posted by Selene View Post
when I go to https://www.google.com/webmasters/tools/

and add that URL of sitemap

myforums/vbseo_sitemap/data/

and try to run a TEST of the sitemap , it thinks and the report tells me this:



I have chmodded the /vbseo_sitemap/data/ to 777
Did you setup the rewrite code properly in the .htaccess file?
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Old 08 Mar 2012, 11:41
alhidaya alhidaya is offline
 
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Hello,

Sitemap Files URL :

It should be http://xxxxxxxxx/xxxx/sitemap.php not just http://xxxxxxxxx/xxxx/sitemap.

Can I Help me, the URL ?
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Old 09 Mar 2012, 03:47
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Originally Posted by Mopar1973Man View Post
Did you setup the rewrite code properly in the .htaccess file?
i am getting this exact same error. followed all instructions to a T and added the mod rewrite to the bottom of my .htaccess file. I have other mod rewrites working fine in that same file.

I can access the sitemaps manually by going to the vbseo_sitemap/data/ folder - they all get generated there. but i want to automate it and i believe that involes having it being accessible from myurl/xxxxxxxx.xml.gz which i dont at the moment.

its holding me off from buying the commercial version atm and would appreciate any help.

Thanks
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Old 09 Mar 2012, 15:59
lordi lordi is offline
 
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Hello

I have VBseo sitemap generator 3

When I generate a new sitemap it goes really WELL .. but when I click on the link of sitemap

http://xxx.com/forum/sitemap_index.xml.gz


it gives me the following error

Error loading stylesheet: A network error occurred loading an XSLT stylesheet:vBulletin SEO: The vBSEO Solution.MyOLDdomainURL.com/forum/vbseo_sitemap/sitemap.xsl


Thank you
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Old 13 Mar 2012, 15:19
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you have to ask in sitemap thread.... something to do with htaccess file
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Old 29 Apr 2012, 15:20
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Please help! Since upgrading to version 3.0 on september 17th 2011, no sitemaps were generated anymore.

On my other forum version 2.5 is still running which is working without problems.
What's can be the problem with version 3.0?

When I run the generator manually, no sitemap is created, I only see this from the addons:
[addon module] vbseo_sm_vba.php [5,168.5Kb mem used] [19,582,651s (+19,582,584s)]
[addon module] vbseo_sm_downloads2.php [5,187.6Kb mem used] [19,582,651s (+0s)]
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Old 29 Apr 2012, 16:26
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Just discovered that if I delete all xml.gz files in the /data directory, I can run the generator manually. However, no search engines are pinged.
It just ends by creating the xml.gz files.
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Old 29 Apr 2012, 16:58
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Found another problem, now even when downgrading 2.5:
Your Google Sitemap Index URL: http://www.myforums.org/sitemap_index.xml instead of
Your Google Sitemap Index URL: http://www.myforums.org/sitemap_index.xml.gz
The index.xml.gz isn't created either.
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Old 29 Apr 2012, 23:17
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I got 2.5 working again. The downloads2.php module does not correspondent with the downloads II mod. I now used the downloads.php module.

Edit: Version 3.0 now also working ok with downloads.php module for downloads II mod.

Edit2: Installed 2.5 again, 3.0 is giving way to much errors on webmastertools like:
can't read because it couldn't read a xml file in xsl format, tags_xml gave a 404 and stuff like that.

Now I only have problem with the downloads.php addon, will fix this later, gives a parse error.
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Old 30 Apr 2012, 01:14
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Can anyone please help? I have RSJelle's downloads II installed.
Getting a parse error now when the files should get into the sitemap generator:
XML Parsing Error: not well-formed
Location: http://www.mydomain.org/sitemap_5.xml.gz
Line Number 11433, Column 63: <loc>http://www.mydomain.org/bbs/downloads.php?do=cat&id=1</loc>
--------------------------------------------------------------^
The ^ sign is pointing at the = sign of id=1 (look with Firefox).
Seems a semicolon is missing or something. I'm using the downloads.php addon, because if I use the downloads2.php addon, the sitemap won't even be completed.
There must be a mistake somewhere in the downloads.php addon. Any clues?
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Old 30 Apr 2012, 19:01
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I now remember this problem. I posted a fix for this 3 years ago. Unfortunately this mod is so badly supported, in spite of the fact that it is ported to version 3.0, the fix was never implemented.

It's the downloads.php addon which has some false xml statements.
A correct vbseo_sm_downloads.php (for rsjelle's downloads II mod) should read this (marked the changes in red):

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

Again... same problem after 3 years. I hope vbSeo will correct this some time.
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Old 08 May 2012, 13:23
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i have a problem

my forum running well from 2 years but someone hack my forum and trying to stop my forum

after i check that webmaster tools crawler sitemap error comes

can any buddy solve it what i have to do

i have install vbseo 3.2 and vBSEO Google/Yahoo Sitemap Generator

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