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vBSEO Google/Yahoo Sitemap Generator
Mod Version: 2.5, by vBSEO (Coder) vBSEO is offline
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vB Version: 3.7.x Rating: (113 votes - 4.70 average) Installs: 1619
Released: 07 Jul 2008 Last Update: 21 Feb 2009 Downloads: 11016
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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
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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
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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?
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  • 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?
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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
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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 (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"
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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
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Follow the installation/upgrade instructions provided in the docs/readme.html file.


Google Webmaster Accounts
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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

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  • 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
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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
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(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.

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  #151  
Old 28 Jul 2008, 05:32
jonicoletta jonicoletta is offline
 
Join Date: Feb 2006
Real name: Jonathan Coletta
Hi guys,
How can I include all the pages of DownloadsII (Main page, categories, files) in the reports of vBseo Sitemap Generator? I think that there is a modification or a plugin, but my english is not so good and I could not understand in the pages that I saw and read, where webmasters asks the same question.

Thank you very much.
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  #152  
Old 28 Jul 2008, 20:35
ehsanix ehsanix is offline
 
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great hack thanks for sharing with us
but
i have it installed on my boards , i'm using Zoints seo , NOT VBSEO , cause vbseo is a little expensive for me , i've cheked it's NOT working properly with ZOINTS SEO url rewrite , urls are like http://forum/showthread.php?t=nnnnn not rewrited like http://forum/tnnnn.html
isn't it working with ZOINTS system?
thanks again , great job
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  #153  
Old 29 Jul 2008, 07:20
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iojam iojam is offline
 
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Real name: Oleg Ignatiuk
jonicoletta,

you can use this add-on: http://www.vbulletin.org/forum/showt...ds#post1573697


ehsanix,

vBSEO Sitemap Generator supports only original vBulletin links and vBSEOed URLs.
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  #154  
Old 30 Jul 2008, 00:02
hunter22375 hunter22375 is offline
 
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My forums are by subscription only and are not viewable by guests. Does that mean I cannot use this plugin? Thanks.
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  #155  
Old 31 Jul 2008, 16:36
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Alfa1 Alfa1 is offline
 
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Is there an add-on for LDM?

Somehow the site map does not contain my tag pages, while i do have this turned on in adminCP -> vb options -> vbseo site map. Is there something I need to do to fix this?

MSN and Ask are not downloading the sitemap. Google and Yahoo are. The search engine pings shows the pings to MSN and Ask where successful. I have just pinged them trough my browser to see if that works.

Last edited by Alfa1; 31 Jul 2008 at 17:09.
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  #156  
Old 31 Jul 2008, 18:40
PWO81 PWO81 is offline
 
Join Date: Jul 2008
My web host doesnt allow htaccess files, is there anything I can do. Are there any other mods like this that dont jave a htaccess file to upload?
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  #157  
Old 31 Jul 2008, 19:20
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briansol briansol is offline
 
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Real name: Brian
Originally Posted by hunter22375 View Post
My forums are by subscription only and are not viewable by guests. Does that mean I cannot use this plugin? Thanks.
Having a closed forum means bots can't see it. Having a sitemap, or expecting search traffic, is simply not going to happen.

You CAN use it the plugin, but it won't do anything for you...
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  #158  
Old 01 Aug 2008, 05:54
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iojam iojam is offline
 
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Real name: Oleg Ignatiuk
PWO81,

you will have to manually move sitemap files from vbseo_sitemap/data/ folder to your forums folder.
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  #159  
Old 01 Aug 2008, 09:53
yahoooh yahoooh is offline
 
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any fix for same priority error in sitemap ?
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  #160  
Old 01 Aug 2008, 15:53
stevectaylor stevectaylor is offline
 
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I get a error404 only inconnection with the Tags rewrites. Any ideas?
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  #161  
Old 01 Aug 2008, 17:24
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briansol briansol is offline
 
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Originally Posted by yahoooh View Post
any fix for same priority error in sitemap ?
There is a patch in this thread:
http://www.vbseo.com/f44/google-site...riority-24325/

However, a google rep even chimed in and stated that the 'error' is more of a 'warning' to notify you, the owner, of the issue. Google will still accept it and use it.

Originally Posted by stevectaylor View Post
I get a error404 only inconnection with the Tags rewrites. Any ideas?
The sitemap generator doesn't support re-writes from 3rd party.... only stock vb urls or vbseo plugin config will be used. If you use vbseo, there is a flag in the options for telling the sitemap generator that you have vbseo installed.
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  #162  
Old 01 Aug 2008, 20:09
ETDC ETDC is offline
 
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Do I have to have vBSEO installed to use this?
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  #163  
Old 01 Aug 2008, 21:13
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briansol briansol is offline
 
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Real name: Brian
no.

it works for standard vB urls or vbseo urls.

it doesn't work for zoints, tfseo, etc etc
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  #164  
Old 02 Aug 2008, 02:05
cosy cosy is offline
 
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any plans to get it compatible whit this ?
Downloads II
ibProArcade
LDM
PhotoPlog
vbAdvanced
vbClassified
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  #165  
Old 03 Aug 2008, 23:48
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iojam iojam is offline
 
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Hello,

there are add-ons for Downloads II and vBa CMPS included in the package.
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