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vBSEO Search Engine XML Sitemap
Mod Version: 3.00 PL1, by vBSEO (Coder) vBSEO is offline
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vB Version: 4.0.x Rating: (98 votes - 4.73 average) Installs: 1018
Released: 11 Nov 2010 Last Update: 05 Sep 2011 Downloads: 7383
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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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  #376  
Old 01 May 2011, 12:23
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Installed without any error message nor big problem, let's wait some days to see results. In the meantime thanks to developer(s)
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  #377  
Old 14 Jun 2011, 18:09
Stefanus Stefanus is offline
 
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Ping to "bing" fails from 19/04/2011

Search Engines Pings:
Google Successful
Bing FAILED
Yahoo Successful
Ask Successful

Submit Sitemap to Bing error

Just go through this link http://www.bing.com/toolbox/webmasters/ , at the left side there is a
link =>Submit a Sitemap to Bing
Just follow this to submit your sitemap.
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  #378  
Old 26 Jun 2011, 08:12
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Black Widow Black Widow is offline
 
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Hi,

I have a problem with my forumdisplay links.
They look like http://www.elsf.net/forumdisplay.php?page=[number] instead of http://www.elsf.net/forumdisplay.php?f=[number]

I think there is a bug in the following section:
$url = $vbseo_vars['isvb4'] ?
fetch_seo_url('forum|nosession', $g_cache['forum'][$forum_id], ($page>1)?array('page'=>$page):array())
: 'forumdisplay.'.VBSEO_PHP_EXT.'?f='.$forum_id . ($page>1?'&page='.$page:'');

Probabbly problem with $g_cache.

How can i fix it?

Thanks.
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  #379  
Old 26 Jun 2011, 13:20
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ForceHSS ForceHSS is offline
 
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the files in htaccess do we need to upload all them?
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  #380  
Old 29 Jun 2011, 14:08
Lazorbeam Lazorbeam is offline
 
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When I try to view VBSEO sitemap reports, I get this error:

Internal Server Error

The server encountered an internal error or misconfiguration and was unable to complete your request.

Please contact the server administrator, [email protected] and inform them of the time the error occurred, and anything you might have done that may have caused the error.

More information about this error may be available in the server error log.

Additionally, a 404 Not Found error was encountered while trying to use an ErrorDocument to handle the request.
Any idea?
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  #381  
Old 07 Jul 2011, 08:12
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dacho dacho is offline
 
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I need Help please
Something happened and suddenly I started getting 404 on http://www.dacho.co.il/sitemap_index.xml.gz
He just was not created on the server for some reason

Last edited by dacho; 07 Jul 2011 at 09:25.
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  #382  
Old 07 Jul 2011, 09:35
sadiq6210 sadiq6210 is offline
 
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I will try it - Thanks =)
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Old 07 Jul 2011, 09:37
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Can anyone help ? When I try to generate a site map i get the follow error

[addon module] vbseo_sm_calendar.php [15,120.8Kb mem used] [19,537,104s (+19,537,104s)]
[addon module] vbseo_sm_downloads.php [15,146.8Kb mem used] [19,537,104s (+0s)]
Database error
The Ocean Wonders Fish Keepers Forum database has encountered a problem.
Please try the following:
Load the page again by clicking the Refresh button in your web browser.
Open the www.ocean-wonders.co.uk home page, then try to open another page.
Click the Back button to try another link.
The www.ocean-wonders.co.uk forum technical staff have been notified of the error, though you may contact them if the problem persists.
We apologise for any inconvenience.

Running vb 4.1.4 & vbseo 3.6.0
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Old 08 Jul 2011, 12:26
Ocean-Wonders Ocean-Wonders is offline
 
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Just un-installed and re installed and it's working now.
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Old 11 Jul 2011, 15:25
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did the install, including renaming htaccess.txt into .htaccess

But now i'm unable to log into my ACP

here's the error message. help in either correcting what's wrong or uninstalling the mod would be GREATLY appreciated!

ps - i've loaded it twice but the .htaccess file seems to disappear in public_html after i rename it from htaccess.txt to .htaccess. is this to be expected?
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  #386  
Old 14 Jul 2011, 04:55
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All links are generated successful however I am having one problem with this mod generating CMS articles URL's correctly. Running 4.1.4

My URLs are pretty standard:

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


When I run the Generator, it produces URLs that look like this:

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

Notice that it's generating "content.php" and not including a /

All the other Mod Rewritten URLS are working fine such as the forums, and blogs.
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Old 25 Jul 2011, 11:38
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Default XML Sitemap must be disabled if i use this sitemap?
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  #388  
Old 28 Jul 2011, 16:39
ngocol ngocol is offline
 
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Im not using VBSEO so i try to change the "\" on rewrite form VBSEO .
RewriteRule ^((urllist|sitemap).*\.(xml|txt)(\.gz)?)$ vbseo_sitemap/vbseo_getsitemap.php?sitemap=$1 [L]

to "/" and its work thanks...
( maybe "/" its meant for VBSEO user )

the only problem wa the BING submission link
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Old 28 Jul 2011, 16:53
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Originally Posted by 4Play View Post
did the install, including renaming htaccess.txt into .htaccess

But now i'm unable to log into my ACP

here's the error message. help in either correcting what's wrong or uninstalling the mod would be GREATLY appreciated!

ps - i've loaded it twice but the .htaccess file seems to disappear in public_html after i rename it from htaccess.txt to .htaccess. is this to be expected?

dont change your .httacces just add some line form httacces.txt provided on folder do not upload
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Old 28 Jul 2011, 17:35
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Originally Posted by Ghostt View Post
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 apache rewrite work, reinstalling mod, reupload .htaccess,check htaccess with blank except the rewrite code, rewritebase,check if sitemap_index.xml.gz exists in data folder=yes, ....
i need realy a solution for that error..
STOPPED WORKING again! omg im lost.

getting error /sitemap_index.xml
Sitemap file not found
but /vbseo_sitemap/vbseo_getsitemap.php?sitemap=sitemap_forum_1.xml.gz works!!
something with .htaccess??????????
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