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vBSEO Google/Yahoo Sitemap Generator
Mod Version: 3.0, by vBSEO (Coder) vBSEO is offline
Developer Last Online: Dec 2011 I like it Show Printable Version Email this Page

vB Version: 3.8.7 Rating: (119 votes - 4.53 average) Installs: 2016
Released: 21 Feb 2009 Last Update: 05 May 2011 Downloads: 17921
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vBSEO Search Engine XML Sitemap 3.0
We are extremely pleased to inform the vBulletin.org community that a fully revamped version of the vBSEO Search Engine XML Sitemap (previously "vBSEO Google/Yahoo Sitemap Generator") v.3.0, is being released to all licensed vBulletin users effective immediately!



Note: The NEW vBSEO Search Engine XML Sitemap 3.0 replaces all previous versions of the "vBSEO Google/Yahoo Sitemap Generator", and includes support for all the new URL types in vBulletin 4.x.

New in the vBSEO Search Engine XML Sitemap v.3.0
The new sitemap alters the way data is structured in fundamental ways. Sitemap 3.0 segments different content areas into separate files, so you end up with a unique set of files per content type: forums, blogs, cms, groups, albums, members, tags, etc. In addition, the new sitemap has an extended priority feature that utilizes the built in 'weight' tool of the vBulletin XML sitemap generator for individual forums, CMS sections and articles to act as a multiplier.

We believe these changes are responsible for delivering increased returns for a number of forums from customers and testers we've been tracking. Please track your own progress via your Google Webmaster tools account, Google Analytics or Gravity Insights.

A Clean and Beautiful Interface
The new sitemap also features a clean and beautiful interface, built from the ground up. We believe it reflects the quality, precision and attention to detail placed into each aspect of this release. We are passionate about building software, and great software is beautiful inside, and out.

Overview
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The "vBSEO Search Engine XML Sitemap" plugin provides an easy to use solution that allows your forum to be indexed by all major search engines, including Google, Yahoo, Bing, and Ask, 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 3.5.x versions. The current version is vBSEO 3.5.2. If you are running vBSEO, please upgrade to vBSEO 3.5.2 (or greater) before installing for optimal results.

Compatibility
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Fully compatible with:
  • vBulletin 3.8.x, 4.0.x, 4.1.x
  • vBulletin Blogs *Optional
  • vBulletin CMS *Optional
  • vBSEO 3.5.2 + higher *Optional
What does it do?
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  • Auto-generates an XML sitemap for all of your specified forum URL types (including vBulletin Blog & CMS URLs).
  • NEW! Groups forum areas into individual sitemaps grouped by section type for greater flexibility, for example:
    • sitemap_forum_X.xml.gz
    • sitemap_tags_X.xml.gz
    • sitemap_cms_X.xml.gz
  • Auto-notifies Search Engines when a new sitemap is generated (optional)
  • Automatically sends you a summary of the sitemap generation via email each time it is created (optional)
  • Includes only publicly accessible forums and threads and includes the option of not including any specific public forums
  • Allows Search Engines to find all of your forum URLs without having to spider the forum to find the links. Great for Deep Page linking!
  • Allows Search Engines to find your forum URLs without having to account for query string and/or session ID information.
  • Allows Search Engines to give precedence to crawling your higher priority forum pages.
  • Allows Search Engines 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, Yahoo Slurp, Ask's Teoma, Bing's msnbot, and other search engine bots.
  • Is 100% compatible with the static CRUs (Content Relevant URLs) used by vBSEO-enabled forums.
  • Is 100% compatible with the 'Friendly URLs' offered default with vb4.x.
How does it work?
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Whenever it is scheduled or invoked via the URL, this plugin will generate an XML formatted that search engines are able to read and parse. If you selected "Yes" to the Auto-notification setting, The 4 major search engines will be notified each time the sitemap is generated.
  • Google Sitemap files are gzipped for space savings
  • 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 -> vBSEO -> vBSEO Sitemap Settings
Once you successfully login, you will see a number of tabs. Here are the 4 main links:

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.

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 (Identified by the Bot's name) 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.

Search Engine Bots Activity Log
Use it to track Search engine activity on your sitemaps. This area displays how often, and what volume of pages search engines visit your site on a daily basis.

Run Generator

The 'Run Sitemap Generator' link will automatically regenerate your vBSEO Search Engine XML Site sitemaps.

Additional Links
Additional links to various other related Search Engine/SEO resources are also included.

Click "Install"
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Please click "Mark as Installed" to show your support for this script.

Installation, Upgrade, & Configuration
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Follow the installation/upgrade instructions provided in the docs/readme.html file.

Webmaster Accounts
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It is NOT required for you to have a Webmaster account on the search engines' websites to run the plugin, however, we recommend everyone set one up for tracking purposes.Copyright & Licensing
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  • vBSEO Search Engine XML Sitemap 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) © 2010 Crawlability, Inc.

Revision History
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11/11/2010 - Version 3.0 Released
Compatible with vB3.7.x+ and vB4.x+
NEW FEATURE: All CMS URLs are supported
NEW FEATURE: Sitemap Groups by content type
NEW FEATURE: Enhanced layout and design of the Sitemap Generator Control Panel
NEW FEATURE: XSL Style sheet of the xml files for easier human reading
NEW FEATURE: Extended Priority. Utilizes the built in 'weight' tool of the vBulletin XML generator for all content areas (Forums, Blogs, CMS, Albums, etc.) to act as a multiplier. (vb4 Suite only)

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Old 16 Feb 2011, 19:44
Katelynn Katelynn is offline
 
Join Date: Dec 2007
I upgraded from vB 3.7 to vB 3.8.6 and I also upgraded this MOD from 2.1 to 2.5

Question #1: Moreover failed?

Question #2: When I "run sitemap generator" .. it shows that I am missing -45,000 posts. Where did they go!?? lol

Question #3: Also I see that sitemapindex is located at http://www.mysite.com/sitemap_index.xml.gz and all sitemaps are in root too. BUT I don't see any of these files. I am assuming the .htaccess is rerouting to the appropriate location? My forum is located in http://www.mysite.com/forum and I currently run CMPS in root, but am planning to switch to Wordpress for root. <-- Trying to provide as much detail as possible for you to help answer my questions.

My .htaccess is as follows:
Options +FollowSymLinks
RewriteEngine on
RewriteCond %{HTTP_HOST} ^mysite.com
RewriteRule (.*) http://www.mysite.com/$1 [R=301,L]
RewriteCond %{THE_REQUEST} ^[A-Z]{3,9}\ /index\.php\ HTTP/
RewriteRule ^index\.php$ http://www.mysite.com/ [R=301,L]
RewriteEngine On
RewriteRule ^((urllist|sitemap).*\.(xml|txt)(\.gz)?)$ forum/vbseo_sitemap/vbseo_getsitemap.php?sitemap=$1 [L]
RewriteCond %{HTTP_HOST} ^similarsitename.com$ [OR]
RewriteCond %{HTTP_HOST} ^www.similarsitename.com$
RewriteRule ^/?$ "http\:\/\/www\.mysite\.com" [R=301,L]

AuthType Basic
AuthName "mysite Dev - testvb - full working dev environment"
AuthUserFile "/home/mysite/.htpasswds/public_html/passwd"
require valid-user
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Old 26 Feb 2011, 18:25
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AzH AzH is offline
 
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I've installed this, I have vbseo already so do not need for htaccess file, but my sitemap is not recognised. It should be here:

http://www.dead-island.com/forums/sitemap_index.xml

But it ain't.

Any suggestions?

Last edited by AzH; 26 Feb 2011 at 23:18.
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Old 17 Mar 2011, 03:00
Ghostt Ghostt is offline
 
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I am lost too. ive read all the thread 2x and searched in google for whole day for a solution for the 404 not found error for the example.com/sitemap_index.xml.gz .
Ive done all that what was described here like, check chmod 777 for all folders, if rewrite work, reinstalling mod, reupload .htaccess,check htaccess with blank except the rewrite code, rewritebase ....
i need realy a solution for that error..
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Old 12 Apr 2011, 06:46
humour humour is offline
 
Join Date: Jul 2010
Y is that this mod stops working/ends processing after certain interval ?

When it starts making sitemap of tags it creates 5 parts & than stops. This has to do with too many number of tags but still it should not freeze, anyone getting this same problem ?

Is thr any solution ?
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Old 20 Apr 2011, 19:44
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DJ_Rguez DJ_Rguez is offline
 
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do not know what's wrong with this mod to my site that after you change your server no longer works ... Automatic report does not and when I do full manual does not aver if I can help.



as seen in the image when you make a report of the post remains there and does nothing else.

please help me
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Old 24 Apr 2011, 16:46
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thx

but last ver 2.6

where the!!!?
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Old 27 Apr 2011, 06:07
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Old 05 May 2011, 19:30
mikeinjersey mikeinjersey is offline
 
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just got a notification that this plugin was updated today.

What are the latest updates ?
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Old 05 May 2011, 22:04
djbaxter djbaxter is offline
 
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Location: Ottawa, Canada
In the first post: vbseo_sitemap-3-0 PL1.zip (51.6 KB, 5 downloads)
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Old 06 May 2011, 03:37
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Somehow ask.com never dowloads my sitemap, but other search engines do. Do you have any idea why?
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Old 14 May 2011, 01:57
ITQalam ITQalam is offline
 
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there is no option in Vbulletin Options About VBSeo Sitemap

can u tell me from where i get Sitemap Login access passward?
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Old 15 May 2011, 18:54
mikeinjersey mikeinjersey is offline
 
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Originally Posted by djbaxter View Post
In the first post: vbseo_sitemap-3-0 PL1.zip (51.6 KB, 5 downloads)
so i'm guessing its mostly the same as what was released in november ?

I don't see any real specific changes since then...

Revision History
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11/11/2010 - Version 3.0 Released
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Old 15 May 2011, 22:07
djbaxter djbaxter is offline
 
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Location: Ottawa, Canada
Originally Posted by mikeinjersey View Post
so i'm guessing its mostly the same as what was released in november ?

I don't see any real specific changes since then...

Revision History
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11/11/2010 - Version 3.0 Released
I can't tell for sure what's changed but the PL releases from vBSEO are usually security updates so I installed it.
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Old 16 May 2011, 23:54
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Originally Posted by djbaxter View Post
I can't tell for sure what's changed but the PL releases from vBSEO are usually security updates so I installed it.
Yes, vBSEO Sitemap Generator 3.0 PL is a security update.
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Old 18 May 2011, 03:15
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I have a problem:


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