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vB Global Translator - Multiply your indexed pages & put search traffic on autopilot
Mod Version: 2.5, by Dave Hybrid (Member) Dave Hybrid is offline
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vB Version: 3.8.4 Rating: (4 votes - 5.00 average) Installs: 30
Released: 28 Oct 2009 Last Update: 28 Oct 2009 Downloads: 196
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vB Global Translator - 100% FREE!


Accept no substitutes, the ORIGINAL and BEST translation MOD.

Below is a graph showing visits from search engines to new generated translated pages ONLY over a 4 month period straight after MOD install.

Yes, that's right, 9000 EXTRA visits per day, and growing. Nearly 3/4 of a MILLION uniques EXTRA in total.



So what does this do?

vB Global Translator automatically translates your forum into 31 other languages via the Google translate API, stores those translations in a MySQL database then rewrites new URLs so you end up with 31 new pages in 31 new languages for every current page.

So, if you have 10,000 pages, this MOD will translate those pages into 31 languages making a total of 310,000 pages in 31 languages. This results in a flood of international traffic and referrals from the search engines. If you are getting 1,000 visits a day from your 10,000 pages imagine how many referrals you will get from 310,000 pages!

The current languages this MOD works with are all supported and allowed by AdSense so you can expect your income to rise accordingly without issue. I have this running on a 20,000 thread forum and after a few months I have more than quadrupled my search engine traffic.

Note - This script runs off a database. The 1st time a translated page is loaded by a user or search bot the words need to be sent to the Google Translation service, the words are then saved into the database, this can take a varying amount of seconds depending on how heavy your pages are with content. The next time the page is requested it loads from cache and speed is instant. Over time, users and bots will cache your entire site automatically and all translated pages will load the same as normal pages. Please be patient, this is a long term MOD, Google doesn't index normal pages overnight and these translated pages are no different.

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How do I Install?

Note - This script uses cURL, make sure it is installed and enabled on your server. If in doubt ask your host.

Download the zip and open it, if you are using standard vBulletin URLs (like vbulletin.org) use that folder for your base files. If you are using mod-rewrite vBSEO URLs (like vbseo.com) then use that folders files.

You need to add a new MySQL database to your domain to store the translated pages. Setup the database in your domain control panel. Open the database in phpmyadmin or similar and run the following query's to import the tables.

First you need to add a new MySQL database to your domain to store the translated pages. Setup the database in your domain control panel. Open the database in phpmyadmin or similar and run the following query's to import the tables.


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Next open translate.php, we need to change a few variables to make this work, they are all at the top of the file.

Add your new database details in the relevant fields.


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Now change $originalEncoding variable to match your forum base encoding. The default is English (iso-8859-1). You can find your default by viewing the source of one of your forum pages, it is at the top.

Next, change the $fl setting to also match your forum base language. The default again is english (en). If different swap with the relevant code from the table below.


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Next save translate.php and open translateflags.php.

You need to comment out (remove the code) the flag for your base language otherwise you can cause duplicate URLs for those pages and this can be bad for SEO.

All the flags are on separate lines in alpha order, find your language and add <!-- to the start and --> to the end of the line.

eg; <!-- language flag code -->

Upload both php files to your forum root, if your forums are in a /forums/ folder, subdomain or similar upload the files there. Upload the /flags/ folder to your domain root, thats the domain root.

In your vBulletin admin panel add a new plugin with the following settings.

Hook Location: global_complete
Title: vB Global Translator
Execution Order: 50
Plugin PHP Code:


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Next, edit the en part of 'lang="en"' code on line 3 above to also match your forum base language. The default again is english (en). If different swap to the relevant code from the language table above.

Save the plugin and activate.

In your vBulletin admin panel add another new plugin with the following settings.

Hook Location: global_start
Title: vB Global Translator Flags
Execution Order: 5
Plugin PHP Code:


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Save and activate.

Finally add the code below to your template so the flags to select languages appear. This is typically the header, navbar or footer so that they display on every page. You can wrap the in an if condition if you want to just show them on just thread pages or certain forums.


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To test the system translate a few pages and make sure your database tables are filling with data. View them in phpmyadmin.

That's it.

Please rate and click install to receive updates.

THANK YOU!


Version History:

v2.5

* Updated to include more adsense supported languages - Lithuanian, Ukrainian, and Latvian.

Upgrade Info; http://www.vbulletin.org/forum/showp...09&postcount=2

v2.4

* More DB optimization, fastest ever read/write cache speed

Upgrade Info; http://www.vbulletin.org/forum/showp...&postcount=294

v2.3b

* Small change to database optimization

Upgrade info; http://www.vbulletin.org/forum/showp...&postcount=267

v2.3a

* Small fix to avoid translation of non braking spaces to normal spaces

Upgrade info; http://www.vbulletin.org/forum/showp...&postcount=218

v2.3

* More change to database optimization.

Upgrade info; http://www.vbulletin.org/forum/showp...&postcount=198

v2.2

* More improvements to database code, better speed and lower data size
* Flag files combined size reduced from 40kb to 3kb for faster page load speed

Upgrade info; http://www.vbulletin.org/forum/showp...&postcount=151

v2.1

* Meta description and meta keywords now translated in the output source code, better for SEO and search engine indexing
* Note no change to files so download v2.0 below is v2.1

Upgrade info; http://www.vbulletin.org/forum/showp...&postcount=133

v2.0

New database system

* Pages now cache very fast and cached pages load instant
* No added server load whatsoever, none
* No false database errors, test sites got 1 or 2 in 24hrs
* Fixed lang="en" meta issue, now matches language of translation
* Fixed issues with encoding not working 100%
* Fixed issue with duplicate URLs of base language

Upgrade info; http://www.vbulletin.org/forum/showp...30&postcount=2

v1.7

* Removed ioncube encryption to bring script inline with vBulletin.org rules

v1.6

* Fixed nofollow block on flag links for users with vbseo sites
* Fixed adsense ads showing for translation services etc. by adding section targeting ignore tags

v1.5

* Fixed database speed issues by using InnoDB instead of MyISAM
* Code encrypted with ioncube

v1.0

* Script base version

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Thank you!

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  #16  
Old 31 Oct 2009, 11:43
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For anyone who is using this mod.

I think it sounds very interesting, however I run a German only forum.

My only concern is that foreign users register at my forum and post in their foreign language,
which would confuse my forum users because it is a german forum.

Does anyone have experience with this mod and how many foreign users register and
try to post in their native language instead of the native language of the forum itself?

And here is an idea that came up during browsing your demo forum:

I think it would be good for users/guest who view translated pages to have a notice show up:

This page was translated from "original language" to "foreign language". This is a service that we offer. The gramer may be not correct due to the process of computer translation. Please be aware that this forum is in "original language". If you register only "original language" is supported.
StarBuG

Last edited by StarBuG; 31 Oct 2009 at 11:55.
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Old 02 Nov 2009, 10:05
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Dave Hybrid Dave Hybrid is offline
 
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Originally Posted by StarBuG View Post
For anyone who is using this mod.

I think it sounds very interesting, however I run a German only forum.

My only concern is that foreign users register at my forum and post in their foreign language,
which would confuse my forum users because it is a german forum.

Does anyone have experience with this mod and how many foreign users register and
try to post in their native language instead of the native language of the forum itself?

And here is an idea that came up during browsing your demo forum:

I think it would be good for users/guest who view translated pages to have a notice show up:

StarBuG
I have found people dont post in the foreign languages. When they try to register and post the language reverts back to your native language so they either post in that or leave. Many have been using this for months and no such problem exists. Also, yes, feel free to add a notice that it is machine translation, although most can tell anyway and know it is offered as a machine service only and is not perfect. Thanks.
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Old 03 Nov 2009, 22:22
cgway.net cgway.net is offline
 
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how can i include the translated pages to my sitemap

i have used vbseo
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Old 03 Nov 2009, 22:28
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Dave Hybrid Dave Hybrid is offline
 
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Originally Posted by cgway.net View Post
how can i include the translated pages to my sitemap

i have used vbseo
http://www.vbseo.com/f66/adding-some...sitemap-34734/
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Old 03 Nov 2009, 23:09
cgway.net cgway.net is offline
 
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see this post

http://www.vbseo.com/f66/adding-some...tml#post227097

i don't need any problem in my google webmaster
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Old 03 Nov 2009, 23:12
cgway.net cgway.net is offline
 
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i wait your replay
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Old 03 Nov 2009, 23:17
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Dave Hybrid Dave Hybrid is offline
 
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Originally Posted by cgway.net View Post
see this post

http://www.vbseo.com/f66/adding-some...tml#post227097

i don't need any problem in my google webmaster
I believe that was a problem with Google, the errors went away and no one ever reported it to me. I do not get any errors and neither do my friends.
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Old 03 Nov 2009, 23:34
cgway.net cgway.net is offline
 
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thanks for your fast replay

i have install your product and i will test it

thanks for you
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Old 05 Nov 2009, 14:02
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Dave Hybrid Dave Hybrid is offline
 
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^^ - You're welcome!

FYI everyone, I am currently having this MOD coded into a proper plugin and admincp options and many new features, watch this space.

Last edited by Dave Hybrid; 05 Nov 2009 at 14:14.
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Old 05 Nov 2009, 14:05
Delita Delita is offline
 
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Nice ^^
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Old 05 Nov 2009, 15:44
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Kolbi Kolbi is offline
 
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Your screen looks nice, but why decreases it so extremly at the end?
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Old 05 Nov 2009, 15:55
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Originally Posted by Kolbi View Post
Your screen looks nice, but why decreases it so extremly at the end?
That day had only just started, the day not fully run/stats not updated for that day in analytics.
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Old 05 Nov 2009, 16:05
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Kolbi Kolbi is offline
 
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Will there be a negative thing if I will uninstall this mod after a couple of weeks?
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Old 05 Nov 2009, 16:59
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Dave Hybrid Dave Hybrid is offline
 
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Originally Posted by Kolbi View Post
Will there be a negative thing if I will uninstall this mod after a couple of weeks?
You can simply 301 redirect any translated pages back to their native language and they will be dropped by the search engines and everything will revert. To be honest I would never dream of doing that on my sites, the traffic is too good.
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Old 05 Nov 2009, 19:26
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How does this compare to vB Enterprise Translator
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