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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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  #46  
Old 07 Jul 2008, 22:33
hugh_ hugh_ is offline
 
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Originally Posted by iojam View Post
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.
Asuming you meant vbseo_sitemap_functions.php the fix made some difference with URLs added for albums, groups and tags but they aren't listed in the report generated immedately after running the job (below) and it doesn't appear to have listed all URLs (for exmaple albums should just 4 URLs from ~20)...

[SECTION START] member [-23,913.9Kb mem used] [29s (+1s)]
[SECTION START] polls [-26,591.7Kb mem used] [31s (+1s)]
[SECTION START] blogs [-26,512.9Kb mem used] [31s (+0s)]
[SECTION START] albums [-26,512.6Kb mem used] [31s (+0s)]
[SECTION START] groups [-26,511.6Kb mem used] [31s (+0s)]
[SECTION START] tags [-26,507.2Kb mem used] [31s (+0s)]

Generated Sitemap Details
Date 2008-07-07 17:27
Processing time 31.09 s
Total URLs 225,826 (-1)
Forumdisplay URLs 729 (-)
Showthread URLs 20,276 (-)
ShowPost URLs 167,152 (-2)
Archive URLs 18,414 (-)
Member Profile URLs 18,038 (-)
Poll Results URLs 420 (-)
Blog Entries URLs 0 (-)
Album URLs 4 (-)
Social Group URLs 41 (-)
Tag URLs 959 (-)
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  #47  
Old 07 Jul 2008, 22:45
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I see them listed in sitemap_5.xml.gz file on your site.
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  #48  
Old 07 Jul 2008, 22:57
LoRdGd LoRdGd is offline
 
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iojam can you log to my acp and check the settings?
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Old 07 Jul 2008, 23:03
hugh_ hugh_ is offline
 
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Originally Posted by iojam View Post
I see them listed in sitemap_5.xml.gz file on your site.
Ok then, thanks for your help. Another question. I'm having trouble getting an addon to work correctly. What name should I be using for them exactly?

Thanks!

Hugh
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Old 07 Jul 2008, 23:59
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Thanks, been waiting for this for ages ^^
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Old 08 Jul 2008, 00:19
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iojam iojam is offline
 
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hugh_,

what exactly is the problem you get?


LoRdGd,

the files are stored in data/ folder only, you should create .htaccess file as described to be able to access them via forums root. That's not related to vB admincp options.
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Old 08 Jul 2008, 00:54
scottct1 scottct1 is offline
 
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Originally Posted by briansol View Post
There's an autoprune feature for trimming reports. pop open the config file and set a cut off days.
I am not finding this, can you please give me more details of where I find this?

*** NEVER MIND FOUND IT AND EDITED IT - NOW I GUESS I GOT TO WAIT FOR IT TO AUTOPRUNE ITSELF ***

Last edited by scottct1; 08 Jul 2008 at 01:02.
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  #53  
Old 08 Jul 2008, 01:11
fluentdesigns fluentdesigns is offline
 
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When running the "Run Sitemap Generator" in the admin it displays the following


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

Then I get Database Error encountered a problem.

Any ideas?
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  #54  
Old 08 Jul 2008, 03:08
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thank you
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Old 08 Jul 2008, 03:58
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anyone please tell me how to installd this mod what do i d with htacess file and what is extra-urls.txt plz
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Old 08 Jul 2008, 04:01
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Originally Posted by iojam View Post
Philosopher,

make sure that you have setup permissions correctly.
Oleg, I have setup the permissions of forum-root/vbseo_sitemap/data/ to 777. Problems remain. What should I do else to to solve the problem?
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Old 08 Jul 2008, 04:44
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I have an .htaccess file in my forum root set to this:


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

Do I just add the coding to make it look like this:


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

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Old 08 Jul 2008, 05:58
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Thank you for finally releasing this mod! It's working very nicely. I initially received the following error:

Fatal error: Allowed memory size of 41943040 bytes exhausted (tried to allocate 111813495 bytes) in /home/hidden/local/home/hidden/hidden.com/vbseo_sitemap/vbseo_sitemap_functions.php on line 1298

The script wanted to use around 109MB. I changed the php settings to 120M and now it's working fine.

Last edited by abrecher; 08 Jul 2008 at 06:37.
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Old 08 Jul 2008, 07:50
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Originally Posted by iojam View Post
hugh_,

what exactly is the problem you get?

I'm guessing I'm using the wrong name to call the downloadsii addon because it's not generating a map for those URLs...

Thanks.

Hugh
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Old 08 Jul 2008, 09:00
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Thank you, installed and nominated
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