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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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  #31  
Old 05 Nov 2009, 20:24
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Originally Posted by Dave Hybrid View Post
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.
Okay
But will it be updated to vb 4.0?
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Old 06 Nov 2009, 19:21
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Originally Posted by mhackl View Post
How does this compare to vB Enterprise Translator
see: http://www.vbulletin.org/forum/showp...&postcount=833
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Old 07 Nov 2009, 23:31
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could this be working with 3.6.x ?
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Old 09 Nov 2009, 13:16
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Originally Posted by GTX2 View Post
could this be working with 3.6.x ?
Yes, should work fine.
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Old 09 Nov 2009, 13:16
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Originally Posted by Kolbi View Post
Okay
But will it be updated to vb 4.0?
110%. I need it working for my forums, and the new vb suite. Thanks.
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Old 10 Nov 2009, 16:30
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hello,

I've installed this, all seems to be working fine but i don't see any URL rewrite...
Translation is doing fine but all i can see is the default url added with "?hl=en" or "?hl=es", etc at the end....

google has indexed already my main site in all languages, just like www.mysite.net/?hl=en
or www.mysite.net/?hl=it but nothing more....


PS- i'm using vbseo...
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Old 10 Nov 2009, 16:53
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Originally Posted by GTX2 View Post
hello,

I've installed this, all seems to be working fine but i don't see any URL rewrite...
Translation is doing fine but all i can see is the default url added with "?hl=en" or "?hl=es", etc at the end....

google has indexed already my main site in all languages, just like www.mysite.net/?hl=en
or www.mysite.net/?hl=it but nothing more....


PS- i'm using vbseo...
If you PM a URL I can take a look.
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Old 03 Dec 2009, 03:26
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Do you have to use analytics for this? if not, is there another statistics tool to use? cause im having issues adding analytics html--not sure where to add it to track stats.

thanks.

EDIT:

Where do you add the analytics html code to, so that it grabs site statistics? I got confused on this, it said <BODY> but I have no clue where that is, detailed instructions would be good if anyone can please help! And do I add it to every template or which template(S) do you suggest?

Last edited by Bouncer222; 03 Dec 2009 at 21:28.
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  #39  
Old 03 Dec 2009, 03:27
Bouncer222 Bouncer222 is offline
 
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also, how is your site traffic doing now since that image was taken? just curious, mind showing an updated pic with statistics/counters?

EDIT:

Do I or should I tranlate EACH page on my site along with EACH THREAD on my site? because then that will be alot of work, what do you suggest?

I get errors for pages that I customely made when I try to translate them, like my server trackers page, leadership page, and other pages. Here is an example: http://www.brotherhoodofgamers.com/i...eid=leadership

Translate that page to any language (languages are at the footer) and it will show you invalid page specified, why is this?

Last edited by Bouncer222; 03 Dec 2009 at 21:27.
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Old 03 Dec 2009, 21:30
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I get a datase error emailed to me after I translated couple pages...

Database error in vBulletin 3.8.4:

Invalid SQL:

UPDATE session
SET lastactivity = 1259879022, location = '/showthread.php?p=327&hl=ru', inforum = 2, inthread = 85, incalendar = 1, badlocation = 0
WHERE sessionhash = '4dd4fa282c89c81f60995a2352360a33';

MySQL Error : MySQL server has gone away
Error Number : 2006
Request Date : Thursday, December 3rd 2009 @ 04:23:42 PM
Error Date : Thursday, December 3rd 2009 @ 04:24:57 PM
Script : http://www.brotherhoodofgamers.com/s...hp?p=327&hl=ru
Referrer : http://www.brotherhoodofgamers.com/showthread.php?p=327
IP Address : 96.250.233.178
Username : Bouncer
Classname : vB_Database
MySQL Version :
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Old 03 Dec 2009, 21:44
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Originally Posted by Bouncer222 View Post
I get a datase error emailed to me after I translated couple pages...
Hi there, this is because mysql got bored while waiting for Google to translate the page, it is a false error but the emails are annoying. They go away as you forum pages get translated and saved to the cache database.
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Old 03 Dec 2009, 21:48
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Any plans on a 4.0 release? You might have already posted but I've been all over here today lol. Sorry if you have otherwise let me know

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  #43  
Old 03 Dec 2009, 21:54
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It will happen, just need to get round to it. I need it personally for my sites so it will happen soon. Thanks.
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Old 03 Dec 2009, 21:56
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Thanks, appreciate the instant response, sorry for the multiple questions, just wanted to make sure I learn everything clearly about this system. So how exactly would I add analytics to my site? Need detailed instructions and suggested ways.
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Old 03 Dec 2009, 22:03
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Google analytics? Instructions are on their site.

This thread is for my Translation MOD.
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