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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: (118 votes - 4.53 average) Installs: 2022
Released: 21 Feb 2009 Last Update: 05 May 2011 Downloads: 17979
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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 15 Oct 2010, 16:35
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Apparently so, after updating the table name in the code to "adv_links_categories" it now gives an error that "private" is not a valid field in the WHERE clause and after looking at the database structure it seems like "private" is no longer available, it's a more complicated system based off link category and then if the category is private or not.

If I submit a sitemap without the links directory will they still remain in google because they were already indexed independently or will they get removed if not part of the official site map?
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Old 03 Nov 2010, 06:00
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Hi guys,
I am using
Vbulletin 3.6.4
VBSeo 3.5.2
VBSEO Sitemap generator 2.6 beta 2
VBAdvanced 2.2.1
VBA Links 2.0.2

When using the addon vbseo_sm_vba_links.php in VBseo Sitemap Generator, i get this mysql error:

<!--
Database error in vBulletin 3.6.4:

Invalid SQL:
SELECT * FROM links_categories WHERE private = 0;

MySQL Error : Table 'xxxxxx.links_categories' doesn't exist
Error Number : 1146
Date : Wednesday, November 3rd 2010 @ 01:19:16 AM
Script : http://www.nightclubber.com.ar/foro/...eo_sitemap.php
Referrer : http://www.nightclubber.com.ar/foro/...ue&amp;page=70
IP Address : 190.244.99.129
Username : No Registrado
Classname : vB_Database
-->
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Old 03 Nov 2010, 16:41
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^ That's the same problem I was having. The plugin isn't compatible with version 2 of the links directory- it won't work.
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Old 07 Nov 2010, 18:46
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Thank you very much Gary and experience
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Old 22 Nov 2010, 19:48
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thanks you..
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Old 22 Nov 2010, 20:31
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FYI they released the new version (3.0) a few days ago in a new thread.
Here: http://www.vbulletin.org/forum/showthread.php?t=253516

Even though it's listed as a 4.0 mod it is compatible with 3.8 as well.
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Old 23 Nov 2010, 07:23
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Joe, does it work for the links category?
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Old 24 Nov 2010, 00:18
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Honestly I didn't even try it... I like the idea of this mod but I ended up uninstalling without ever sending a site map to Google... virtually all my public threads are indexed by Google already and I'm happy with everything as is- I'm sure this is a quality mod but I'm afraid I'd figure a way to hurt my SEO by using it.
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Old 26 Nov 2010, 15:05
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Well it is written by vbseo but hang fire as in a while they will release their next version which at the moment is only available to vbseo customers but they have said they will release it free here.
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Old 26 Nov 2010, 15:27
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Originally Posted by Simon Lloyd View Post
Well it is written by vbseo but hang fire as in a while they will release their next version which at the moment is only available to vbseo customers but they have said they will release it free here.
It was released a couple of weeks back: http://www.vbulletin.org/forum/showthread.php?t=253516
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Old 04 Dec 2010, 04:26
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thanks.. now work in my site
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Old 11 Dec 2010, 19:59
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Originally Posted by Scalemotorcars View Post
Moreover ping is still busted.

Isn't VBseo supporting this any longer?
How do I remove the Moreover ping?
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Old 16 Dec 2010, 17:01
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danke das ist supper
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Old 16 Dec 2010, 17:23
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danke das ist supper
I don't know about supper. I think it's more like lunch. But a nice lunch. Or maybe brunch.
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Old 29 Dec 2010, 09:23
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Originally Posted by BirdOPrey5 View Post
Honestly I didn't even try it... I like the idea of this mod but I ended up uninstalling without ever sending a site map to Google... virtually all my public threads are indexed by Google already and I'm happy with everything as is- I'm sure this is a quality mod but I'm afraid I'd figure a way to hurt my SEO by using it.
Originally Posted by Simon Lloyd View Post
Joe, does it work for the links category?
Try to change in the php file from:
"adv_links_categories WHERE private = 0");
to
"adv_links_categories WHERE active = 1");
Works for me.
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