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Released: 11 Nov 2010 Last Update: 05 Sep 2011 Downloads: 7339
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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 28 Jan 2014, 00:33
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At the moment, I think it's a good thing to wait for DBSEO, as vBSEO is no more.
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Old 08 Feb 2014, 18:38
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Originally Posted by Alan_SP View Post
At the moment, I think it's a good thing to wait for DBSEO, as vBSEO is no more.
Expetect for $$

wow

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Old 08 Feb 2014, 22:51
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There would be light (free) version soon. Also, you can go with full (pro) version, with 3 month of upgrades (I think it's $70).

Also, compare it with vBSEO who had price tag of $$ and so much per year. After three years DBSEO is better deal.

On the other hand, we all have our own math what is bargain and what isn't.

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Old 09 Feb 2014, 04:46
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Originally Posted by Manoel Júnior View Post
Expetect for $$

wow
Originally Posted by Alan_SP View Post
There would be light (free) version soon. Also, you can go with full (pro) version, with 3 month of upgrades (I think it's $70).

Also, compare it with vBSEO who had price tag of $$ and so much per year. After three years DBSEO is better deal.

On the other hand, we all have our own math what is bargain and what isn't.
I've edited your posts gentlemen, remember that we do not discuss pricing in mod threads, for the paid version of said product or competing products.

You're more than welcome to discuss that here though - http://www.vbulletin.org/forum/showthread.php?t=304107

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Old 13 Mar 2014, 23:07
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very nice. thanks
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Old 01 Apr 2014, 23:43
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Hello! Great mod!

I just noticed that the Custom Priority doesn't work. I mean, it doesn't read the *per-forum* priorities set in the vBulletin XML Sitemap Manage Content Priority section.

I set certain forums to have 0.4 priority while others to have 0.9 priority. But when I check the generated sitemap, they all have the same value (the minimum value range set in vBseo search engine sitemap mod overwrites those custom values set in vBulletin Content Priority).

Does anyone know how to fix this?
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Old 12 Apr 2014, 09:56
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when i try to submit sitemap (vbseo_sitemap/data/sitemap_index.xml.gz) greated by vbseo to google webmaster i get the followin error
our Sitemap does not appear to be in a supported format. Please ensure it meets our Sitemap guidelines and resubmit.
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Old 15 Apr 2014, 00:57
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Trying to run sitemap generator manually, getting this error:

[SECTION START] tags [9,451.5Kb mem used] [1,397,522,695s (+1,397,522,695s)]
Database error
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Old 25 Apr 2014, 20:01
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i have 2 issues :

1 - Delay Execution After Each Sitemap File - is not working. only make one and then stop fully.

2 - when generator stop cause of high load and db error , in next cron job it wont start again.

3- Im on a dedi server with 256M PHP Timeout but after each sitemap creation i get database error (timeout error and mysql database gone error)
Anyone can help me to solve these?

Thanks in advance

vb 4.2.2 - vbseo installed

Last edited by Mecho; 28 Apr 2014 at 14:04.
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Old 30 Apr 2014, 18:30
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Originally Posted by Mecho View Post
i have 2 issues :

1 - Delay Execution After Each Sitemap File - is not working. only make one and then stop fully.

2 - when generator stop cause of high load and db error , in next cron job it wont start again.

3- Im on a dedi server with 256M PHP Timeout but after each sitemap creation i get database error (timeout error and mysql database gone error)
Anyone can help me to solve these?

Thanks in advance

vb 4.2.2 - vbseo installed
http://www.web-site-map.com/ generates an XML sitemap for you absolutely free, they also have links to their broken link checker ( 3000 pages checked for free).
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Old 01 May 2014, 11:41
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Originally Posted by Spangle View Post
http://www.web-site-map.com/ generates an XML sitemap for you absolutely free, they also have links to their broken link checker ( 3000 pages checked for free).
thanks but we have over 2m pages.
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Old 04 May 2014, 20:37
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Old 17 May 2014, 10:06
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Hello,

since a few weeks, I get this database error every day:


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

What's the matter here? Is there a problem with the connection to the MySQL server?

Thanks for your help!
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Old 17 May 2014, 16:48
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Originally Posted by GPOClan View Post
Hello,

since a few weeks, I get this database error every day:


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

What's the matter here? Is there a problem with the connection to the MySQL server?

Thanks for your help!
Looks like your php or mysql processes are probably set to timeout at 120 seconds. You're sitemap processing probably just became long enough to go over this limit and cause the errors. Try adjusting timeout limits in php.ini.
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Old 20 May 2014, 09:17
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Hello,

thanks for your answer! I set the timeout limit to the highest possible value my hoster permitted, but I still get the database error.

EDIT: I uninstalled vBSEO due to several problems. Thanks for your help.

Last edited by GPOClan; 22 May 2014 at 09:45.
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