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Released: 11 Nov 2010 Last Update: 05 Sep 2011 Downloads: 7355
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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 15 Nov 2010, 00:05
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Originally Posted by briansol View Post
you can do this in vboptions. but it's the htaccess ruleset that will matter, not if its on or off.



did you re-import the product with over-write?
Ok so i typed up my vBSEO Sitemap settings to notepad to here, it took very long but i just want a working sitemap for my other forum the default vBulletin sitemap did not work so I'm hoping this works, please note my forum was backed up from a different account with a different domain, but still on the same servers. Also i have another forum,
Block Disabled:      (Update License Status)  
Suspended or Unlicensed Members Cannot View Code.

and that vBulletin default sitemap worked on Google. So I'm assuming its something to do with the forum both forums are running on the same server. I told the vBulletin community forums but they can't help at all, and I heard they fixed it with the release of vBulletin 4.0.8 but no Jasper from vBulletin also admitted there is a bug there. If does not work I will have to go tell vBulletin on how to fix the vBulletin sitemap issue.

Here's my vBSEO settings

Block Disabled:      (Update License Status)  
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Old 15 Nov 2010, 00:54
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your very first setting is wrong. you do NOT have vbseo installed.

your excluded list should be the ID only, so change

http://www.hidden.com/forumdisplay.php?50-Staff-Section http://www.hidden.com/forumdisplay.p...-Announcements http://www.hidden.com/forumdisplay.p...ff-Discussions

to

50,51,52
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Old 15 Nov 2010, 05:43
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When using this do you have to submit a sitemap to google ? or is it automatic
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Old 15 Nov 2010, 09:29
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Originally Posted by chuckhodson View Post
When using this do you have to submit a sitemap to google ? or is it automatic
Hello,

You should submit your sitemap only in the first time, Then vBSEO sitemap will notify search engines automatically after finishing the daily sitemap generating
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Old 15 Nov 2010, 13:20
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Something is wrong:





Running vBulletin 3.8.5
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Old 15 Nov 2010, 16:41
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Originally Posted by briansol View Post
your very first setting is wrong. you do NOT have vbseo installed.

your excluded list should be the ID only, so change

http://www.hidden.com/forumdisplay.php?50-Staff-Section http://www.hidden.com/forumdisplay.p...-Announcements http://www.hidden.com/forumdisplay.p...ff-Discussions

to

50,51,52
Hmm... Done, but still nothing, submitted it to Google, show's
Block Disabled:      (Update License Status)  
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Also i think i should let you know that i cannot access www.myforum.com/vbseo_sitemap/data

It shows

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Old 15 Nov 2010, 21:19
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Hi there,

I also have problems with this. vBSEO isn't installed, so I disabled the first option.

The directory where the files should be stored has permissions 0777. But nothing is saved, but the generator has the meaning »Sitemap created«.

What do I do wrong?

Best regards

L.R.
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Old 16 Nov 2010, 02:57
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I am also having the same issue as Jigsaw. I have the directory chmod at 777, the .htaccess file has the rule at the top of the file, my host supports apache mod_rewrite, I have the option vbseo installed set to no, and I have generated the sitemap and when I go to the links it provides for the sitemaps it says 404 Not Found, submitted them to google and get the same from google. What is missing in this equation? Do I not have something right?

Last edited by cdement; 16 Nov 2010 at 12:34.
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Old 16 Nov 2010, 12:21
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hi
first, thanks for best sitemap generator plugin

second
i put my config.php above public_html
forum working fine but VBSEO sitemap generator got this error

Block Disabled:      (Update License Status)  
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and when i want generate sitemap i got this error

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Old 16 Nov 2010, 14:03
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finally i find solution for this problem

if you moving your config.php away you need edit index.php in vbseo_sitemap folder
Open index.php and find :

Block Disabled:      (Update License Status)  
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replace with this

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Old 16 Nov 2010, 15:41
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Originally Posted by cdement View Post
I am also having the same issue as Jigsaw. I have the directory chmod at 777, the .htaccess file has the rule at the top of the file, my host supports apache mod_rewrite, I have the option vbseo installed set to no, and I have generated the sitemap and when I go to the links it provides for the sitemaps it says 404 Not Found, submitted them to google and get the same from google. What is missing in this equation? Do I not have something right?
When you say 'the links provided', which links are you seeing?

I see one link at the top-right, which leads to my sitemap_index file..
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Old 16 Nov 2010, 16:04
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very nice thanks
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Old 16 Nov 2010, 23:25
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Hi, i upgrade from 2.6 to 3.0, now if i click on the Sitemap Index -> http://www.mysite.com/forum/sitemap_index.xml give me this error :

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

If i go to the previous link http://mysite.com/forum/sitemap_index.xml.gz (submitted to google and bing and worked until the upgrade) give me this error :

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

Vbulletin version : 4.0.3 Patch Level 1
Can someone help me? thank's so much !!

Last edited by J3rico; 17 Nov 2010 at 00:17.
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Old 17 Nov 2010, 00:40
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Originally Posted by kall View Post
When you say 'the links provided', which links are you seeing?

I see one link at the top-right, which leads to my sitemap_index file..
It would be these links:

Block Disabled:      (Update License Status)  
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Now if I'm not mistaken don't these files have to exist in the forum root for the link to actually work?

Last edited by cdement; 17 Nov 2010 at 00:46.
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Old 17 Nov 2010, 01:29
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Hello ! Please, after instaled, returned error for RUN GENERATOR


[SECTION START] showthread [4,319.0Kb mem used] [424s (+232s)]


Fatal error: Out of memory (allocated 9699328) (tried to allocate 6662465 bytes) in /home/xxxxxxx/public_html/forum/vbseo_sitemap/vbseo_sitemap_functions.php on line 1792
What my problem ? Sorry my english. and thanks friend !
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