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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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Old 07 Jul 2008, 15:34
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Thanks a lot
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Old 07 Jul 2008, 16:06
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R-D, Bacteria1,

there was an issue fixed when some URLs not visible to guests where included in sitemap. There is no sense in including them though since SE bots are unable to access them.


voter,

you should run it from vbseo_sitemap/ interface instead of scheduled tasks manager.


Philosopher,

make sure that you have setup permissions correctly.


hugh_,

don't you have any of those URLs listed in sitemap?
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Old 07 Jul 2008, 16:45
LoRdGd LoRdGd is offline
 
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Installed.
Im a newbie in seo, this is my first install of anny site map generator system.
I have a small problem:

When i click the url Your Google Sitemap Index URL: ... ,


Is it correct?
If not, where can i change this?

And second question:
In Scheduled Tasks Manager, what i have set in Product place? vBulletin or vBSEO :: Sitemap generator.

PS.
I have .htaccess in my domain root, its from joomla. I have also uploaded the .htaccess form this modyfication package into the domain_root/forum/ directory.

Last edited by LoRdGd; 07 Jul 2008 at 16:55.
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Old 07 Jul 2008, 17:09
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I have one bug.

* In addition, the following copyright notice must be maintained.

vBSEO(TM) © 2005-2008 Crawlability, Inc.
The copyright notice does not show. Which is fine by me. LOL But I want to honor your wishes. Where should it show? how to fix?

There's an autoprune feature for trimming reports. pop open the config file and set a cut off days.
I also was wondering where this config is? So I can auto prune reports. Thank You

Edit: Fixed copyright in footer. Any help with auto prune would be greatly appreciated.
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Old 07 Jul 2008, 17:47
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LoRdGd,

did you create sitemap in vbseo_sitemap/ interface?


EvilJohn,

it's displayed in the footer in vbseo_sitemap/ interface.

I also was wondering where this config is? So I can auto prune reports. Thank You
Config file is vbseo_sitemap/vbseo_sitemap_config.php
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Old 07 Jul 2008, 18:24
LoRdGd LoRdGd is offline
 
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LoRdGd,

did you create sitemap in vbseo_sitemap/ interface?
I don`t know what you mean ;-)
I have folder root/forum/vbseo_sitemap/data/ with chmod 777 in my server.
Inside this i have lot of logs, and 6 .gz files.

I can download this file after i have set the link here:

But, when i trying to see my sitemap using a link http://www.arachnea.org/forum/vbseo_sitemap/vbseo_getsitemap.php?sitemap=$1
It says there is no sitemap
I have`nt sitemap_index.xml in my forum root, only sitemap_index.xml.gz in forum/vbseo_sitemap/data/

I have runned sitemap generator many times, afret few seconds it says "Sitemap has been created. Click here to return [4,190.3Kb mem used] [42s (+5s)]"
But i cant find it :/

Maybe i understand something wrong and everything is OK?
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Old 07 Jul 2008, 19:16
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works super fine with 3.7.2 pl1
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Old 07 Jul 2008, 19:30
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Originally Posted by Hasann View Post
first install thank you
Not sure why that matters.

But thanks for the release vBSEO.
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Old 07 Jul 2008, 19:36
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Originally Posted by iojam View Post
LoRdGd,

did you create sitemap in vbseo_sitemap/ interface?


EvilJohn,

it's displayed in the footer in vbseo_sitemap/ interface.

Config file is vbseo_sitemap/vbseo_sitemap_config.php
Thank you, fixed prune value in config. Well, I went ahead and gave you 2nd billing to Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd, in my forum footer.
Copyright ©2000 - 2008, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.®
vBSEO(TM) © 2005-2008 Crawlability, Inc.

You made out on that deal. LOL. Thanks for a nice mod, and good support. I noticed almost immediately Google, Yahoo, bots were swarming my forums.
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Old 07 Jul 2008, 19:42
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Leo Brazil clicks Install.

Sweet.
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Old 07 Jul 2008, 19:43
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Originally Posted by iojam View Post
hugh_,

don't you have any of those URLs listed in sitemap?
No, none of the URLs are in there. And FYI I upgraded by uploading the new files and overwritting the plugin...

Hugh
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Old 07 Jul 2008, 19:53
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Originally Posted by Lizard King View Post
You need to chmod 666 vbseo_sitemap/data folder and all files inside that folder
Thanks, Mert, but the same problem remains. The same warnings
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Old 07 Jul 2008, 20:21
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LoRdGd,

you should open http://yourforumsroot/vbseo_sitemap/ in browser and click "Run sitemap generator" link.
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Old 07 Jul 2008, 20:27
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hugh_,

Please try to add the following to the bottom of functions_vbseo_sitemap.php file:

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

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Old 07 Jul 2008, 20:31
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Originally Posted by iojam View Post
LoRdGd,

you should open http://yourforumsroot/vbseo_sitemap/ in browser and click "Run sitemap generator" link.
I have already clicked this link, many times ;-(

The sitemap is creating, but i have`nt any seo files in /forum_root/ !
The sitemap_index.xml.gz is on my root/forum/vbseo_sitemap/data/

I have instaled it 6h ago and there is no bots visits and download. I think something is wrong

Last edited by LoRdGd; 07 Jul 2008 at 22:55.
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