Register Members List Search Today's Posts Mark Forums Read

Reply
 
Mod Options
vBSEO Google/Yahoo Sitemap Generator Details »»
vBSEO Google/Yahoo Sitemap Generator
Mod Version: 2.5.0, by vBSEO (Coder/Designer) vBSEO is offline
Developer Last Online: Dec 2011 I like it Show Printable Version Email this Page

vB Version: 3.6.x Rating: (101 votes - 4.79 average) Installs: 1336
Released: 13 Apr 2007 Last Update: 21 Feb 2009 Downloads: 9770
Not Supported Uses Plugins Additional Files Translations  


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
============================

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 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.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
============================


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?

============================
  • 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?
============================

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
============================

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"
============================

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
============================

Follow the installation/upgrade instructions provided in the docs/readme.html file.


Google Webmaster Accounts
============================

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

============================
  • 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
============================

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
============================

(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.

Other vBSEO Plugins

============================vBSEO Affiliate Program
============================

We welcome you to join the vBSEO Affiliate Program.

Download Now

Only licensed members can download files, Click Here for more information.

Screenshots

Click image for larger version

Name:	sitemap_interface.jpg
Views:	6157
Size:	263.5 KB
ID:	63054Click image for larger version

Name:	reports_list.gif
Views:	5520
Size:	10.7 KB
ID:	63055Click image for larger version

Name:	download_log.jpg
Views:	3971
Size:	65.1 KB
ID:	63056

Show Your Support

  • To receive notifications regarding updates -> Click to Mark as Installed.
  • This modification may not be copied, reproduced or published elsewhere without author's permission.
Similar Mod
Mod Developer Type Replies Last Post
vBSEO Google/Yahoo Sitemap Generator vBSEO vBulletin 3.7 Add-ons 844 03 Jun 2012 13:34
vBSEO Google/Yahoo Sitemap Generator for vBulletin 3.6.x, 3.5.x & 3.0.x vBSEO vBulletin 3.5 Add-ons 1665 26 Jan 2012 21:49
vBSEO Google/Yahoo Sitemap Generator v.2.0 vBSEO vBulletin 3.0 Full Releases 17 19 Mar 2008 18:46

  #61  
Old 21 Apr 2007, 12:28
dxguru dxguru is offline
 
Join Date: May 2005
Is this a problem or a glitch?

Upgraded to v2 and the emails I am getting say
Summary:
============================
Forum Display: 0
Show Thread:
Show Post:
Member Profiles: 35880
Poll Results: 0
Archive: 1
Am I reading this correctly that No threads or posts are being included in the sitemap? If so, why?
Reply With Quote
  #62  
Old 21 Apr 2007, 12:53
OziloZ's Avatar
OziloZ OziloZ is offline
 
Join Date: Jun 2006
Before this mod we had 20.000 indexed page.
After this awesome mod: 97.000
Reply With Quote
  #63  
Old 21 Apr 2007, 13:26
dxguru dxguru is offline
 
Join Date: May 2005
Originally Posted by dxguru View Post
Upgraded to v2 and the emails I am getting sayAm I reading this correctly that No threads or posts are being included in the sitemap? If so, why?
Re-read some of this thread and, if I understand it right, I either still have a problem or there is a bug with the script.

Our forum is setup so that guests can see the forums and the threads but must be logged in to read the posts. Therefore I would expect to see the sitemap generated with Forum and Thread URLs, but not post URLs.

BUT, I would not expect to see member profiles included because guests can't see them.

What I would like to see is the ability to generate the sitemap based on a specific users permissions.
Reply With Quote
  #64  
Old 21 Apr 2007, 21:56
bigwest bigwest is offline
 
Join Date: May 2003
My forum is now broken.....

I got to step C. in your install instructions but when I got to my admincp I get the error...

Fatal Error
Could not open /home3/mysite/public_html/forum/includes/xml/cpnav_vbulletin.xml

And now... even when I delete all the vbseo files I still get that error. I haven't even got to the stage where I install the plugin because I can't see my plugin manager any longer.

Any idea of what I should do?
Reply With Quote
  #65  
Old 21 Apr 2007, 22:13
bigwest bigwest is offline
 
Join Date: May 2003
For sake of clarity I have attached a screen grab of my error.

It's weird.... why would I still get this error even after deleting all the VBSEO files?
Attached Images
File Type: jpg error.jpg (11.9 KB, 25 views)
Reply With Quote
  #66  
Old 22 Apr 2007, 00:00
bigwest bigwest is offline
 
Join Date: May 2003
All fixed!!

Sorry!
Reply With Quote
  #67  
Old 22 Apr 2007, 02:32
oldengine oldengine is offline
 
Join Date: Mar 2004
Time Out! (Failed)

This worked once, but now when running the site map generator, after a delay I get, "The page cannot be displayed" and "The page you are looking for is currently unavailable. The Web site might be experiencing technical difficulties, or you may need to adjust your browser settings"

It is as though it times out and goes into failure mode. This happens more often than not. In fact, I have only seen two runs to completion on my site.

Does this mean that I now have an incomplete site map presented to Google?

Any suggestions to correct this?

Looking in on Google:

View errors for: sitemap_2.xml.gz Errors
View errors for: sitemap_3.xml.gz Errors
View errors for: sitemap_4.xml.gz Errors
View errors for: sitemap_5.xml.gz Errors

I took the Max URLs in Sitemap Files to 20,000 rather than more and it ran OK this time.

Ideas?

Last edited by oldengine : 22 Apr 2007 at 03:00.
Reply With Quote
  #68  
Old 22 Apr 2007, 08:46
tuanvic tuanvic is offline
 
Join Date: Jun 2006
In fact, I have chagne the archive folder from for example

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

to

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

What should i do for including my new archive url in sitemap vbSEO ?

Thanks
Reply With Quote
  #69  
Old 22 Apr 2007, 09:08
tuanvic tuanvic is offline
 
Join Date: Jun 2006
I've found, all you have to do is :
change all value "archive/index" by "your_new_path_archive/index.php" in "vbseo_sitemap_functions.php"
Reply With Quote
  #70  
Old 22 Apr 2007, 17:34
Ronak's Avatar
Ronak Ronak is offline
 
Join Date: Sep 2006
This thing deserves a Nomination for MOTM...as my indexed pages in Google increased from 4000 to 7000+ in few days
Reply With Quote
  #71  
Old 23 Apr 2007, 02:50
jketron jketron is offline
 
Join Date: Feb 2007
Where is it that I can put the password? I looked here and did not see it

Go to your ADMIN CP > vBulletin Options > vBSEO Google/Yahoo Sitemap Generator.
Edit your settings as desired.
Important: Enter your vBSEO Sitemap Interface Access Password (this will prevent unauthorized access to your automated reports).
Reply With Quote
  #72  
Old 25 Apr 2007, 13:46
oldengine oldengine is offline
 
Join Date: Mar 2004
My site generates 14 zipped sitemap pages at the 20,000 setting.

Sitemap Generator History: 271,958 URLs

Yet my Google site: Results 1 - 10 of about 34,700 URLs

Last Google crawl:
sitemap_index.xml.gz Sitemap Index Web Apr 21, 2007 7 hours ago OK 272681

It appears that Google is ignoring 13 of the 14 zipped sitemap files?
Reply With Quote
  #73  
Old 26 Apr 2007, 07:15
Travlur Travlur is offline
 
Join Date: Mar 2007
Arrow password problem

I have 3.6.5 with vbseo gold. I set the password in cpadmin, go to /vbseo_sitemap/ enter password and it does nothing / rejects it I guess. What next?
Reply With Quote
  #74  
Old 26 Apr 2007, 17:48
MikeHolohan's Avatar
MikeHolohan MikeHolohan is offline
 
Join Date: Mar 2007
I just installed this yesterday and alrady I got I think 12 emails telling me that... vBSEO Google/Yahoo Sitemap Updated, is that normal or do i need to adjust some setting?

Mike.
Reply With Quote
  #75  
Old 26 Apr 2007, 18:21
T_Richardson T_Richardson is offline
 
Join Date: Aug 2006
I just installed vBseo from vbseo.com and I don't think it's sending the rewrite urls to google.
I set the option to use VBSEO, ran the task and looked in the "sitemap_1.xml.gz" file, and the urls are the same.

Any suggestions or is this normal?
Reply With Quote
Reply


Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
Mod Options

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts
Forum Jump


New To Site? Need Help?

All times are GMT. The time now is 10:11.

Layout Options | Width: Wide Color: