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Sitemap Settings
by alfuzzy
09 Sep 2019 13:24

My site has been seeing a drop in traffic for a while now...and wasn't exactly sure why. Then was browsing thru some of my servers directories and took a look in the sitemap storage directory...and noticed that the size of my sites sitemaps currently are much much smaller than they were in the past (see screenshot).

Can anyone suggest what vBulletin setting(s) might be set incorrectly to cause such a large size difference in the sitemaps?

Thanks

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scottkoz20 14 Sep 2019 03:01

what are your current settings?

Options -> XML Sitemap

Seven Skins 14 Sep 2019 22:25

If guests can not see the forums, they will not show up in sitemap. Check if this is the case.

alfuzzy 15 Sep 2019 14:14

Quote:

Originally Posted by scottkoz20 (Post 2600650)
what are your current settings?

Options -> XML Sitemap

Hello scottkoz...thanks for your reply...apologies for the delay replying (I'm usually much faster).:)

Here are my XML sitemap settings:

* Enable Automatic Sitemap Generation = Yes
* Automatic Sitemap Generation Frequency (Days) = 2
* Default Sitemap Priority = 0.5
* Automatic Sitemap Search Engine Submission = all boxes checked
* Sitemap File Path = ./store_sitemap
* URLs Per Page = 30000

Thanks for the help.

--------------- Added 15 Sep 2019 at 14:18 ---------------

Quote:

Originally Posted by Seven Skins (Post 2600665)
If guests can not see the forums, they will not show up in sitemap. Check if this is the case.

Thanks Seven Skins...I know what setting you're referring to. I've made that mistake in the past...where most of the forum content is not visible to guests. Lol

But if you were thinking of something (a setting)...that I may not be thinking of...please mention what that setting is...I'll check on it...and reply here with what I have.:)

Thanks

Seven Skins 15 Sep 2019 23:14

Quote:

Originally Posted by alfuzzy (Post 2600668)

Thanks Seven Skins...I know what setting you're referring to. I've made that mistake in the past...where most of the forum content is not visible to guests. Lol

But if you were thinking of something (a setting)...that I may not be thinking of...please mention what that setting is...I'll check on it...and reply here with what I have.:)

Thanks

No just make sure forums are visible to guests.
And Sitemap File Path = ./store_sitemap should be writable
And "URLs Per Page" try reducing the number of urls as server may be timing out.

scottkoz20 15 Sep 2019 23:41

I have mine at 10000 just as an FYI

alfuzzy 17 Sep 2019 17:06

Quote:

Originally Posted by Seven Skins (Post 2600672)
No just make sure forums are visible to guests.
And Sitemap File Path = ./store_sitemap should be writable
And "URLs Per Page" try reducing the number of urls as server may be timing out.

Hello Seven Skins.

* Yes forum is visible to guests.
* When you say Sitemap File Path "should be writeable"...is this a setting? If it is...I'm not seeing it on the "XML Sitemap" options window.
* As far as "URL's Per Page"...you mentioned try reducing the number of URL's. Any suggestions?

Member scottkoz mentioned 10,000.

Thank you sir.:)

--------------- Added 17 Sep 2019 at 17:08 ---------------

Quote:

Originally Posted by scottkoz20 (Post 2600673)
I have mine at 10000 just as an FYI

Thanks man...I appreciate the help.

My site has always had this setting at 30,000 (I know the vBulletin software says don't go above 50,000)...but definitely willing to try a reduced setting.

Thanks:)


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