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vBSEO Google/Yahoo Sitemap Generator
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vB Version: 3.8.7 Rating: (119 votes - 4.53 average) Installs: 2015
Released: 21 Feb 2009 Last Update: 05 May 2011 Downloads: 17912
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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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  #421  
Old 14 Oct 2009, 22:29
MarkD793 MarkD793 is offline
 
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I have my Host looking into it ....Thank you

Additional info:
160 Invalid tag value
This XML tag has an invalid value. Please fix it and resubmit.

I also came across the above. Does this change your advice?
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Old 14 Oct 2009, 23:05
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What do you have on line 160 in your sitemap?
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Old 15 Oct 2009, 03:48
MarkD793 MarkD793 is offline
 
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Originally Posted by iojam View Post
What do you have on line 160 in your sitemap?
Actually that is the last line reported in google toolbox there are many more than that, a couple of dozen that all say the same:

"This XML tag has an invalid value. Please fix it and resubmit."

I can't access my actual site map as it tells me that the link is broken.
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Old 15 Oct 2009, 11:50
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What is your sitemap URL?
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Old 16 Oct 2009, 05:33
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Originally Posted by iojam View Post
vBsquad, iardon


Please checked scheduled tasks log to see if it is started or not. Also check if other tasks are still running correctly.
I see more started than created. It's on and off, sometimes it works, sometimes it doestn't. Always works when I manually run it.
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  #426  
Old 16 Oct 2009, 07:11
donnie_ogm donnie_ogm is offline
 
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Originally Posted by blackberry View Post
happens with me too

then i just manually set it in Scheduled Task Manager

i did mine like this

And now it works?
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  #427  
Old 21 Oct 2009, 18:49
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Hello,

We had a working installation of vBSEO on our board, we didn't change settings, but vBSEO runs into an error now:

[SECTION START] member [5,611.8Kb mem used] [1,256,146,885s (+339,013s)]
[create sitemap file] filename: sitemap_42.xml.gz, number of urls: 20000 [5,619.8Kb mem used] [1,256,146,887s (+2s)]
[create sitemap in text format] part #43 [5,619.7Kb mem used] [1,256,146,887s (+0s)]
[SECTION START] polls [6,192.4Kb mem used] [1,256,146,890s (+3s)]

Warning: Invalid argument supplied for foreach() in /etc/httpd/mysite/vbseo_sitemap/vbseo_sitemap_functions.php on line 365
[SECTION START] blogs [6,192.4Kb mem used] [1,256,146,890s (+0s)]
[SECTION START] albums [6,193.7Kb mem used] [1,256,146,890s (+0s)]
[SECTION START] groups [6,251.6Kb mem used] [1,256,146,890s (+0s)]
[SECTION START] tags [6,507.2Kb mem used] [1,256,146,890s (+0s)]

Warning: implode() [function.implode]: Invalid arguments passed in /etc/httpd/mysite/vbseo_sitemap/vbseo_sitemap_functions.php on line 834

Does this have to do with a changed setting in PHP or is something in the database damaged and do we need to install the hack again?
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Old 23 Oct 2009, 12:29
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One of my installs is having issues with Bing. Keeps coming back as 'failed'. Any reason why or how to fix it?
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  #429  
Old 26 Oct 2009, 04:59
Rottimom Rottimom is offline
 
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Hello, can you help me here ?

I have installed the sitemap generator, ready ok, it but then prepares all files at it everything clicks the following data base error message comes onto report:

mysql_pconnect() [<a
href='function.mysql-pconnect'>function.mysql-pconnect</a>]: Access denied
for user: 'dob232537190@localhost' (Using password: YES)
/homepages/32/d232537190/htdocs/forum/includes/class_core.php on line 311

MySQL-Fehler :
Fehler-Nr. :
Fehler-Zeit : Monday, 26.10.2009 @ 01:52:22
Datum : Monday, 26.10.2009 @ 01:52:23
Skript :
http://forum.net/forum/vbseo_sitemap...php?rlist=true
Referrer : http://forum.net/forum/admincp/index.php?do=nav
IP-Adresse :
Benutzername :
Klassenname : vB_Database
MySQL-Version :

I don't use a vBSEO.
How can I eliminate this mistake ?

Best greetings, Rottimom
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Old 28 Oct 2009, 23:18
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TosaInu,

check that at least some of your subforums are visible to guests, it looks like error is related to the empty forums list.


Rottimom,

make sure that you have correct database connection parameters defined in config.php file.
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  #431  
Old 29 Oct 2009, 14:39
Toupsx Toupsx is offline
 
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Trying to install VBSeo Sitemap Generator.. following the provided instructions I cannot seem to get it to work, I have also searched the thread for my problem and could not find the answer..
Currently when going to /vbseo_sitemap/

I get this: 500 Internal Server Error
The server encountered an unexpected condition which prevented it from fulfilling the request.
The script had an error or it did not produce any output. If there was an error, you should be able to see it in the error log.

Full url to it: http://www.puppycute.com/forum/vbseo_sitemap/
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  #432  
Old 30 Oct 2009, 08:53
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dear Sir,

I did the installation exactly as per readme.txt. My server allow mod_rewrite and sitemap_index.xml.gz successfuly directed to /data folder. and i can view the xml.

the thing is that, why my site don't convert my url to e.g http://www.vbseo.com/forum/my-person...ess-story-605/ and still keep showing http://www.vbseo.com/forum/showthrea...read.php?t=229 ???


tq in advance. rgds
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  #433  
Old 30 Oct 2009, 21:00
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Toupsx,

make sure that permissions for "vbseo_sitemap" folder are set to 0755.


rizvihot,

this product (free vBSEO Sitemap Generator) only creates xml sitemap for the forum. SEOed URLs and other seo-related features are included in vBSEO product (paid one): http://www.vbseo.com
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  #434  
Old 06 Nov 2009, 04:34
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Originally Posted by MagicThemeParks View Post
What are the steps to take if you're consistently getting a "FAILED" on one of the search engines?
Originally Posted by MagicThemeParks View Post
One of my installs is having issues with Bing. Keeps coming back as 'failed'. Any reason why or how to fix it?
this has been asked twice with no answer. I'd really like to see this addressed, as I'm having the same issue.

Thanks!
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Old 08 Nov 2009, 16:26
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Hello?
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