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  • #16
    I have same problem

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    • #17
      Please start your own thread with all the relevant details. Thank you.
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      • #18
        Originally posted by KW802 View Post
        Carlos, Jigsaw:

        I just went through this tonight after updating one of my sites to vB4. When it was running vB3 I was using vBSEO's Sitemap Generator and had my Google Webmaster Tool settings pointing to that URL.

        The default URL that is supposed to be accesible is "http://www.YourSite.com/{vb}/xmlsitemap.php" but I could not get it recognized by Google. Eventually I ended up submitting "http://www.YourSite.com/{vb}/store_sitemap/vbulletin_sitemap_index.xml.gz" directly and that worked. Yay!

        But it didn't explain why I couldn't get the documented URL (xmlsitemap.php) to work. So in my ACP I changed ACP => Settings => Options => XML Sitemap => Sitemap File Path from the default value of "./xmlsitemap.php" to be fully qualified instead, such as "/home/YourSite/www/{vb}/store_sitemap", and then tried submitting that to Google. That worked! Yay!

        So in a nutshell, if you're having problems, try...
        1. Make sure your /{vb}/store_sitemap folder is writable.
        2. Make the Sitemap File Path to be fully qualified (eg: /home/YourSite/www/{vb}/store_sitemap) in your ACP (ACP => Settings => Options => XML Sitemap => Sitemap File Path)
        3. Rebuild your sitemap to make sure the files in /{vb}/store_sitemap are getting created (ACP => XML Sitemap => Rebuild Sitemap => Build Sitemap). If the files were not created, or if you don't see that the time stamp of the files were updated, go back and check the first two steps above.
        4. Submit "http://www.YourSite.com/{vb}/xmlsitemap.php" to the SEs.

        Your mileage may vary of course.
        Thanks Kevin, this worked for me and I no longer get the "error in settings" message, and I can download the sitemap manually.

        I can't test if it will submit to Google until I go live with my upgrade, as the test site is behind an htaccess password.
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        • #19
          Originally posted by KW802 View Post
          Carlos, Jigsaw:

          I just went through this tonight after updating one of my sites to vB4. When it was running vB3 I was using vBSEO's Sitemap Generator and had my Google Webmaster Tool settings pointing to that URL.

          The default URL that is supposed to be accesible is "http://www.YourSite.com/{vb}/xmlsitemap.php" but I could not get it recognized by Google. Eventually I ended up submitting "http://www.YourSite.com/{vb}/store_sitemap/vbulletin_sitemap_index.xml.gz" directly and that worked. Yay!

          But it didn't explain why I couldn't get the documented URL (xmlsitemap.php) to work. So in my ACP I changed ACP => Settings => Options => XML Sitemap => Sitemap File Path from the default value of "./xmlsitemap.php" to be fully qualified instead, such as "/home/YourSite/www/{vb}/store_sitemap", and then tried submitting that to Google. That worked! Yay!

          So in a nutshell, if you're having problems, try...

          1. Make sure your /{vb}/store_sitemap folder is writable.
          2. Make the Sitemap File Path to be fully qualified (eg: /home/YourSite/www/{vb}/store_sitemap) in your ACP (ACP => Settings => Options => XML Sitemap => Sitemap File Path)
          3. Rebuild your sitemap to make sure the files in /{vb}/store_sitemap are getting created (ACP => XML Sitemap => Rebuild Sitemap => Build Sitemap). If the files were not created, or if you don't see that the time stamp of the files were updated, go back and check the first two steps above.
          4. Submit "http://www.YourSite.com/{vb}/xmlsitemap.php" to the SEs.


          Your mileage may vary of course.
          Thanks Kevin i can now see that sexy green tick lol, thanks allot i appreciate it. I used store_sitemap/vbulletin_sitemap_index.xml.gz

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          • #20
            I would strongly suggest using the free vbseo sitemap version
            it can include the blog, cms, forum and groups with zero problems.


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            • #21
              Originally posted by Loco.M View Post
              I would strongly suggest using the free vbseo sitemap version
              it can include the blog, cms, forum and groups with zero problems.


              just my 2 cents
              I've used vBSEO but i don't know how it even works, how does it increas traffic.

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              • #22
                Originally posted by Loco.M View Post
                I would strongly suggest using the free vbseo sitemap version
                it can include the blog, cms, forum and groups with zero problems.


                just my 2 cents
                I don't believe it is available free for vB4.
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                • #23
                  Originally posted by Mark.B View Post
                  I don't believe it is available free for vB4.
                  I have a vBSEO license, but can't use the thing would be good if someone elaborated to me on how it works. Also regarding my sitemap well it was a fail i just sent it to the tracker http://tracker.vbulletin.com/browse/VBIV-10137

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                  • #24
                    Originally posted by Mark.B View Post
                    I don't believe it is available free for vB4.
                    it is free...

                    http://www.vbseo.com/f5/unveiling-ne...tml#post289906
                    it will be released at the org like the others, just waiting on some info from iNet
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                    • #25
                      Originally posted by Loco.M View Post
                      it is free...

                      http://www.vbseo.com/f5/unveiling-ne...tml#post289906
                      it will be released at the org like the others, just waiting on some info from iNet
                      Oh that's cool, I shall continue to use that then once it's out.
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