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vB Easy Archive - Search Engine Spiderable Hack!
Mod Version: 1.00, by Xenon (Member) Xenon is offline
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This modification is in the archives.
vB Version: 3.0.1 Rating: (1 vote - 4.00 average) Installs: 107
Released: 31 May 2004 Last Update: Never Downloads: 49
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Ok, as a lot of users have installed SkuZZy's and mine vB Easy Archive Hack i've decided to release a vB3 Version as well.

As vB3 already comes with an build in Archive System, it's not that needed than it was in vb2, but for all of you, who have installed the vb2 version and don't want to loose their indexed Pages, this one is for you

I'm lazy and therefore will copy the Releasetext of vb2 by SkuZZy.

About this hack

This hack will help get all your threads listed in google and other search engines and get your threads easily spidered! It works by creating an archive and turning all your posts into .html format. It doesn't actually create the .html files though, but google thinks they are real! It uses mod_mime. If you don't have mod_mime, you will still be able to install this hack, just read the install.txt for help then.

What does it do?

The purpose of this hack are to get your keywords from your forums listed in google and get people visiting them! Since these are all pure text and don't use tables or excess font tags, they are very friendly on bandwidth! This will display all your files in a nice text format that google will absolutely love! Visit the online demo below to see it in action!

Online Demo

To view a demo of this script, visit this site:
http://www.strategy-forum.de/easy_archive/

Requirements

Apache
vBulletin 3.x
mod_mime installed (not absolutelly required, but recommended)
.htaccess
5 minutes of your time...


Known Problems/Confusion

Mod_mime - It is recommended to have mod_mime installed to run these scripts. Mod_mime is a free module which enables a directive called "ForceType". This allows you to use the .htaccess file included to force your files into php mode, which allows simple URL's, without .php in them. If you can see the front page of your archive, but get an error page when you click on any links then this is your problem. To fix it, you will need to install mod_mime, or ask your host to do it. It's a FREE module. For more information, visit http://httpd.apache.org/docs/mod/mod_mime.html
If you want to run vb Easy Archive without mod_mie, please look into the install.txt

Private forums - Private forums are NOT shown and they will NOT be spidered. Some people say the private forums show up, that is because you are logged in as the admin and the archive uses permissions. So anyone who has permission to view the private forums on your forums, will beable to view them on the archives also. But if you log out of your account OR log into an account that doesn't have access to them, then you won't beable to view them

Forumlist yes, but threadlist no - http://www.vbulletin.org/forum/showp...5&postcount=91
http://www.vbulletin.org/forum/showp...&postcount=153

Credits
SkuZZy aka Adam J. de Jaray, who gets my Special Thanks for his modifications, releasing and of course his Support to my Script's vb2 version. Note, he does not have anything to do with the vb3 version, but without him, there wouldn't have been the vb2 version and therefore i would never have released the one for vb3

Agreement

By using these scripts & installing them, you agree to leave the small (virtually unnoticable) copyright text and links at the bottom of all pages. You also agree to leave jelsoft's copyright there as well. You can modify the scripts much as you want, but this portion must remain intact (links must stay) and visible. This is all I ask

Download Final

To install, just download the file below and open the "install.txt" file. All is explained there. Installation should only take a couple of minutes. If you have problems with this script, post them in this thread and I will try and get around to answering them.

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  #151  
Old 16 Mar 2005, 11:26
ChrisSy ChrisSy is offline
 
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sorry for the bump, great hack

Just wondered if it would be possible to link the main forum folders to their matching forums in the archive?
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  #152  
Old 27 Mar 2005, 04:54
Club3G Club3G is offline
 
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I'm getting the index, but not the threads. I don't have mod_mime installed, but I renamed the files as such:

[[email protected] history]# ls
archive_functions.php footer.php header.php install.txt
config.php forum.php index.php topic.php
And edited my config.php as follows:

// and topic. into forum.php or something like.
$archive_options['forumfile'] = 'forum.php';
$archive_options['topicfile'] = 'topic.php';
Is there something I'm missing? Thanks!

My install is here:

http://www.sevenstring.org/forum/history/

*clicks install*
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Old 27 Mar 2005, 14:47
Club3G Club3G is offline
 
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I got it working. With PHP compiled as a module, what I had to do to get this working was to create a file in the forums directory called .htaccess

In it, simply the following line:

AcceptPathInfo On

You'll also need so set Public phpinfo() Display Enabled in admincp > server settings.

Thanks again.
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  #154  
Old 28 Mar 2005, 09:04
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how would i make it so that threads in the forums also gets turned into the .html format?
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Old 28 Mar 2005, 15:54
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good tip Club3G, i've added a link to you post into the description
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Old 30 Mar 2005, 10:34
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Was something updated??
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Old 01 Apr 2005, 12:42
asasi asasi is offline
 
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Hi!
This is great hack but I have problim with its correct work.
My Vb version is 3.0.7 I Followed your Advise for instalation.
My vbArchive page viewable like all threads and post. see:
http://www.irangamers.com/forums/search

but in google nothing listed.
Is the problem from submiting in google? What I have to doing?
submit site url (www.irangamers.com) or forums url (www.irangamers.com/forums) or archive url (www.irangamers.com/forums/search)

please help me Xenon!!! :nervous:
I Apologize for my weak english language :squareeyed:

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Old 02 Apr 2005, 12:11
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Google hasnt indexed your forums at all -
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Old 03 Apr 2005, 16:29
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you have to wait

google doesn't index immediatelly
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Old 04 Apr 2005, 03:36
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Im a little confused. I want my forum as Search Engine friendly as possible, so I am considering installing this. However it seems that I have read on the Vb sites that the archive is already optimized in Vb3. I run 3.0.7, so is this hack still beneficial to me in regards to SEO?
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Old 04 Apr 2005, 05:07
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This is better then the Stock archive.

Here is an example:

VBW Stock Archive

VBW Archive Hack


Look at which one is cached deeper. The archive hack.

The archive hack is also easier to add things like google ads and banners to. See my other forum archive for an example. Lincoln vs Cadillac Archive
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Old 04 Apr 2005, 05:13
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Originally Posted by sportsoutlaw
Im a little confused. I want my forum as Search Engine friendly as possible, so I am considering installing this. However it seems that I have read on the Vb sites that the archive is already optimized in Vb3. I run 3.0.7, so is this hack still beneficial to me in regards to SEO?
The stock archive is good. But if you compare, the Easy Archive is a better performer SEO wise.

One of the big issues I see to discount the archive, either or any version, is duplicate content. Be creative find that way to make every page, yes every page, and they are dynamic, unique.

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Old 10 Apr 2005, 00:52
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Why am I unable to download any of these archivers now???



it was my winzip....taking care of now....
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  #164  
Old 11 Apr 2005, 09:48
Trixi.com Trixi.com is offline
 
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Help: Seems that I am to stupid to install well.

Help: Seems that I am to stupid to install well.

1. I run www.rickshawforum.com/forums
2. I created a directory for "Easy Archive" at
http://www.rickshawforum.com/forums/search

3. I changed in config.php
$archive_options['forumfile'] = 'forum.php';
$archive_options['topicfile'] = 'topic.php';

4. I changed also
// Forums URL - Directory your vbulletin forums are in (NO TRAILING SLASH!)
$archive_options['http://www.rickshawforum.com/forums'] = 'http://localhost/vb300';

// Archive URL - The location of these scripts (NO TRAILING SLASH!)
$archive_options['http://www.rickshawforum.com/forums/search'] = 'http://localhost/vb300/search';

Any idea why I get errors....? It seems that I have everything done well....I do not have any programers skills....

CHMOD 777.

Thanx for your Hilfe ;-)


Gerald

I installed Easy Archive

Last edited by Trixi.com; 11 Apr 2005 at 09:50.
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Old 11 Apr 2005, 20:51
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Originally Posted by Trixi.com
4. I changed also
// Forums URL - Directory your vbulletin forums are in (NO TRAILING SLASH!)
$archive_options['http://www.rickshawforum.com/forums'] = 'http://localhost/vb300';

// Archive URL - The location of these scripts (NO TRAILING SLASH!)
$archive_options['http://www.rickshawforum.com/forums/search'] = 'http://localhost/vb300/search';
that's your mistake

you should change it into:

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

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