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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: 2016
Released: 21 Feb 2009 Last Update: 05 May 2011 Downloads: 17905
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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 24 Feb 2009, 04:16
havard20009 havard20009 is offline
 
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Warning: fwrite(): supplied argument is not a valid stream resource in [path]/vbseo_sitemap/index.php on line 259

Warning: fclose(): supplied argument is not a valid stream resource in [path]/vbseo_sitemap/index.php on line 260

Please try to modify vbseo_sitemap/index.php file:

find:
PHP Code:
$pf = fopen($dl_log, 'w');

replace with:
PHP Code:
$pf = fopen(VBSEO_SM_DLDAT, 'w');


CHMOD the /vbseo_sitemap/data/ directory to 777
and any files INSIDE it to 666

and delete downloads.dat from ftp

Last edited by havard20009; 24 Feb 2009 at 04:35.
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Old 24 Feb 2009, 13:14
Way2Fonky Way2Fonky is offline
 
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Ive just installed vBSEO Google/Yahoo Sitemap Generator 2.5 and I just get a blank screen on;

www.mysite.com/forum/vbseo_sitemap/

and also a blank screen on vBSEO Sitemap Reports, does anybody know why?
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Old 24 Feb 2009, 13:16
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I have hosted by Bluehost php.ini file and what is right for increase Php_Memory
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Old 24 Feb 2009, 14:17
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Lizard King Lizard King is offline
 
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Originally Posted by KURTZ View Post
just wondering: is possible send the auto-generated report to other users (e-mails) and not to only one?
We donot have an option for that however.

Originally Posted by hscorp View Post
thanks but

All the URLs in your Sitemap have the same priority. ERROR @ google



tried this http://www.vbseo.com/f44/google-site...25/#post152275

and regenerate the site map twice and submitted twice to Google

every time says the same error after two or three days

any help??
You need to delete all you existing sitemap files and regenerate them.

Originally Posted by hornstar1337 View Post
I deleted everything in the data folder that you asked of me. set showposts to no. Re ran the sitemap.

But I am still getting: Warnings

URLs not followed
When we tested a sample of URLs from your Sitemap, we found that some URLs redirect to other locations. We recommend that your Sitemap contain URLs that point to the final destination (the redirect target) instead of redirecting to another URL. Help

Do you enable rel=nofollow option for member nick names on vBSEO ? If yes you should also not include member pages to Sitemaps.
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Old 24 Feb 2009, 19:50
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My errors finally went away after a few days, but now another error is showing.

1. I have 14 sitemap files all are okay except for 2, 3 and 4 which are giving me: All the URLs in your Sitemap have the same priority.

2. I have: Total URLs in Sitemap 401566 (but on my site I have Posts: 1,042,723) is that a bad thing not to have all your posts included in the sitemap?

3. I am still having to manually run the sitemap because it is not auto generating itself.
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Old 24 Feb 2009, 21:21
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I installed the script and it works great! There is however one problem. It is uploading the sitemap to the data folder and the URL to sitemaps in the admin panel is taking me to http://rooturl/sitemap.xml. How can i change it or what do i have to do so that I can make the url http://rooturl/sitemap.xml for my sitemap? Also, how do i setup a ping to google?

Thanks!
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Old 25 Feb 2009, 05:35
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Anyone help me?
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Old 25 Feb 2009, 12:20
tictic tictic is offline
 
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I have hosted by Bluehost php.ini file and what is right for increase Php_Memory
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Old 25 Feb 2009, 15:54
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Is anyone respond to support on this thread?
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Old 25 Feb 2009, 16:07
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For the 3rd time:

My sitemap is being generated with no problems. But it has never been downloaded according to the Downloads log after 8 successful generations. When I click the link to the sitemap I get a 404 error. I have tested the rewrite on my server and it works fine. My webmasters tool page says that Google gets the same 404 error and cannot find the sitemap.

Some help would be appreciated.
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Old 25 Feb 2009, 16:18
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Originally Posted by carrlos View Post
For the 3rd time:

My sitemap is being generated with no problems. But it has never been downloaded according to the Downloads log after 8 successful generations. When I click the link to the sitemap I get a 404 error. I have tested the rewrite on my server and it works fine. My webmasters tool page says that Google gets the same 404 error and cannot find the sitemap.

Some help would be appreciated.
1. did you upload the .htaccess file or add the rewrite lines to your existing .htaccess file?

2. does your server permit mod_rewrite?

3. did you customize the location of the sitemap file in the vBSEO_sitemap options in your Admin CP?

4. did you try adding the following lines BEFORE the vBSEO_sitemap lines in .htaccess:


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

5. do you have any other mod_rewrite instructions in your .htaccess file? if so, ensure that only the last one ends with "[L]".
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Old 25 Feb 2009, 16:35
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1. did you upload the .htaccess file or add the rewrite lines to your existing .htaccess file? Yes

2. does your server permit mod_rewrite? Yes (tested)

3. did you customize the location of the sitemap file in the vBSEO_sitemap options in your Admin CP? No

4. did you try adding the following lines BEFORE the vBSEO_sitemap lines in .htaccess:


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

No, I will try this.

5. do you have any other mod_rewrite instructions in your .htaccess file? if so, ensure that only the last one ends with "[L]". No, it's the one that came with the mod.

Thanks for the help, I'll report back success (or lack thereof)!

Edit:
Would this be correct????

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Old 25 Feb 2009, 17:11
djbaxter djbaxter is offline
 
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Originally Posted by carrlos View Post
Would this be correct????

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Yes.
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Old 25 Feb 2009, 17:47
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carrlos carrlos is offline
 
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Originally Posted by djbaxter View Post
Yes.
Still 404 error.

I'm suppose to be looking for my sitemap at http://www.mydomain.com/forum/sitemap_1.xml.gz correct?
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Old 25 Feb 2009, 17:52
djbaxter djbaxter is offline
 
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Check that your vbseo_sitemap\data folder has permissions set to 777.

I'm suppose to be looking for my sitemap at http://www.mydomain.com/forum/sitemap_1.xml.gz correct?
No. Look at the vBSEO sitemap settings in your Admin CP. It will tell you the exact location of your sitemap according to your settings but it should end in sitemap_index.xml.gz.
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