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vBSEO Google/Yahoo Sitemap Generator
Mod Version: 3.0, by vBSEO (Coder) vBSEO is offline
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vB Version: 3.8.7 Rating: (120 votes - 4.53 average) Installs: 2020
Released: 21 Feb 2009 Last Update: 05 May 2011 Downloads: 17940
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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 10 Mar 2009, 16:07
bokmade bokmade is offline
 
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Originally Posted by PDM View Post
again eror on : Allowed memory size of 33554432 bytes exhausted

not make all links memory full ??????

i need with show post ?

my hard is 500 gb


not make list.text for yahoo site map ?
every Php.ini have different memory limit per a minutes, by lowering the process per time till you reach the fear time which match with your php.ini setup, if you go back to page 9 you will see someone have simmler proplem he advise him to check his php memory limit ..

any way you could lower your "Max url in sitemap file per a file" ..

Thanks ..
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  #107  
Old 11 Mar 2009, 03:18
stormrider2009 stormrider2009 is offline
 
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how do you actually download the sitemap generator - can't find the actual link?!
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Old 11 Mar 2009, 03:42
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Originally Posted by stormrider2009 View Post
how do you actually download the sitemap generator - can't find the actual link?!
http://www.vbulletin.org/forum/attac...1&d=1235257929
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  #109  
Old 11 Mar 2009, 08:44
trigatch4 trigatch4 is offline
 
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I have two issues:

1) I'm used to seeing the traditional sitename.com/sitemap.xml file and this does not offer that. Those files are typically just a list of links with a note on how often to update whereas everything with this product is gzipped. any reasoning?

2) I'm also used to seeing a link to the sitemap.xml in the footer of the website and again, don't see that in this plugin. Curious as to why there as well.

3) When I open the gzipped xml sitemap it shows mostly unoptimized URLs. However, I just installed vbSEO and my options in the sitemap are set "no" as far as including old URLS. What's the deal here?

Thanks in advance.
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Old 11 Mar 2009, 22:00
C138 Kaysone C138 Kaysone is offline
 
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Im confused with the htaccess file

My vbseo for google and yahoo sitemap is in my forum folder "as it should"

but in the htaccess file

should i have this

RewriteEngine On
RewriteRule ^((urllist|sitemap).*\.(xml|txt)(\.gz)?)$ /vbseo_sitemap/vbseo_getsitemap.php?sitemap=$1 [L]
or

RewriteEngine On
RewriteRule ^((urllist|sitemap).*\.(xml|txt)(\.gz)?)$ /forum/vbseo_sitemap/vbseo_getsitemap.php?sitemap=$1 [L]
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Old 13 Mar 2009, 04:09
Phobos49 Phobos49 is offline
 
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Originally Posted by monika View Post
I get database error when I Run Sitemap Generator. please help me. I really confuse.

I had the same problem... but it's easy to fix!
goto "vBSEO Sitemap Settings" and set "Include Tag Pages" to "no" -> save

thats all!
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Old 13 Mar 2009, 16:24
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C138 Kaysone,

it should be:

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

PDM,

yes, you should disable text sitemap option. Yahoo supports xml sitemap now.
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Old 14 Mar 2009, 00:11
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monika,

please check the html source of that page to find out exact db error message.
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Old 15 Mar 2009, 00:49
emucu emucu is offline
 
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i see two cron in my admincp
vBSEO Sitemap Generator
Generate sitemaps

and

vBSEO - Create Google/Yahoo Sitemap

which is unnecessary?
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Old 15 Mar 2009, 01:03
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You should keep only "vBSEO - Create Google/Yahoo Sitemap" one.
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Old 15 Mar 2009, 05:38
jmw jmw is offline
 
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Vbseo, can you help me here?

1. I ran the site map generator for the first time and it ran for a couple of seconds before returning the following error:

Warning: mysql_query() [function.mysql-query]: Unable to save result set in /home/userjim/public_html/includes/class_core.php on line 408


Database error in vBulletin 3.8.1:

Invalid SQL:

SELECT *
FROM thread AS thread
LEFT JOIN deletionlog AS deletionlog ON(deletionlog.primaryid = thread.threadid AND type = 'thread')
WHERE forumid = 36
AND visible = 1
AND deletionlog.primaryid IS NULL
LIMIT 0,136668;

MySQL Error : Lost connection to MySQL server during query
Error Number : 2013
Request Date : Saturday, March 14th 2009 @ 11:48:48 PM
Error Date : Saturday, March 14th 2009 @ 11:48:54 PM
Script : http://www.mysite.com/vbseo_sitemap/vbseo_sitemap.php
Referrer : http://www.mysite.com/vbseo_sitemap/index.php
IP Address : 85.165.128.32
Username : Unregistered
Classname : vB_Database
MySQL Version :






2. Can you clearly esplain (sorry iks key is not working) where is the yahoo sitemap located and how to get the sitemap to Yahoo? The link I see in your first post takes you to "advance search" in Yahoo.

Thanks in advance.
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  #117  
Old 15 Mar 2009, 15:34
dklassen dklassen is offline
 
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Everything seems to be working fine with the mod and I've been running it for about a week. Google is picking up the sitemaps but when I look in google webmaster tools it says.

Indexed URLs in Sitemap: No data available. Please check back soon


Looks like it's reading but not indexing them. Does it take awhile?
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  #118  
Old 15 Mar 2009, 19:20
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[SECTION START] blog tags [8,064.7Kb mem used] [1,023,688s (+1,023,570s)]
[create sitemap index] filename: sitemap_index.xml.gz, number of sitemaps: 5 [8,067.3Kb mem used] [1,023,688s (+0s)]

Fatal error: Allowed memory size of 33554432 bytes exhausted (tried to allocate 25165807 bytes) in /home/chileund/public_html/vbseo_sitemap/vbseo_sitemap_functions.php on line 1537
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Old 16 Mar 2009, 16:32
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I seem to be getting the same error here. When I run the generator I get a DB error


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

I have the include Tags set to NO aslo. Any help please?
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Old 16 Mar 2009, 18:06
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jmw,

you should increase wait_timeout setting in mysql configuration to avoid that.
Yahoo supports the same sitemap as Google - sitemap_index.xml.gz, submit it here: https://siteexplorer.search.yahoo.com/mysites

Das UndergrounD,

disable Text sitemap option, remove *.gz files from data/ folder and regenerate sitemap.


SnowBot,

you should remove everything from "add-ons" list option.
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