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need assistance installing mx Google sitemaps

Postby abud » Fri Jun 23, 2006 2:02 pm

Hello I just installed mx Google Sitemaps V 1.0RC2, and everything is OK!

I have some basic questions, I'm sorry because I am new user. I need your assist...

1. I see there is "contrib folder" on this mod. what do i have to upload too??
contrib ---> moded_4_mod_rewrites -----> ........

2. I see The Google sitemap table on ACP

Could you help me to tell what numbers that the best for my forum..?
My forum update every hour and i want indexed all of url topic...

SQL cycle...?
Url Limit.....?
Sort Order....?
Mod Rewrite Sitemaps....?
Announcement Priority.....?
Sticky Priority.......?
Default Priority.....?
Topic Pagination: Low Limit.....?
Topic Pagination: Upper Limit....?

3. I have opened account ---> Add Site -----> Verify ----> and then I have to add sitemap....
which file that I have to add?? http://www.ford-forums.net/sitemap.php??
could I add php file?? or I have to add xml file??

4. Next....what do i have to do??

5. IF this mod work well on my site....Do I have to update my site/ sitemap everytime?? or this is will run automatically??

Thanks for all your help.

Sorry for my english :)
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Re: need assistance installing mx Google sitemaps

Postby dcz » Fri Jun 23, 2006 2:36 pm

abud wrote:1. I see there is "contrib folder" on this mod. what do i have to upload too??
contrib ---> moded_4_mod_rewrites -----> ........


Well, you have to upload the corect file for the mod rewrite you are using.
But you need to first migrate before you can use the phpBB SEO advanced mod Rewrite premodded files.
Right now you could use the files premodded for the webmedic mod rewrite.
They are all located in sub folders of the contrib/moded_4_mod_rewrites/ folder.

abud wrote:2. I see The Google sitemap table on ACP

Could you help me to tell what numbers that the best for my forum..?
My forum update every hour and i want indexed all of url topic...

default settings are good for almost all cases.
You can lower the SQL cycle if you think pages are taking to much time loading.
You should leave the order as is, beside, you can play with params and see the result as you wish, it's no big deal at all if the listing changes a bit.

abud wrote:3. I have opened account ---> Add Site -----> Verify ----> and then I have to add sitemap....
which file that I have to add?? http://www.ford-forums.net/sitemap.php??
could I add php file?? or I have to add xml file??

Actually, both works, xml and php. This mod is able to use mod rewritten URL for sitemaps links, as shown in the demo, but this is a cosmetic feature, because Google will spider the php links the same in this case.
Once your sitemaps are installed ok, you can think of activating it if you like. To do so, you'll have to first implement the provided Rewriterules located in the contrib/ folder's .htaccess file in you forum's .htaccess and then activate mod rewrite in ACP and make sure the new links are working before you submit.

Then, you should submit sitemap.php or sitemaps.xml with mod rewrite and Google will do the rest ;)

abud wrote:4. Next....what do i have to do??

Again, I'd say it's time to migrate as you wished before you go further, this will make us save time ;)

abud wrote:5. IF this mod work well on my site....Do I have to update my site/ sitemap everytime?? or this is will run automatically??

Once properly installed, nothing more to do, just watch stats ;)

And you are welcome ;)

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Postby abud » Fri Jun 23, 2006 3:11 pm

thanks dcz for your help...

dcz, I have migration to [DEV] phpBB SEO Advanced mod Rewrite V 0.0.2...

Please check this site www.ford-forums.net is phpBB SEO Advanced mod Rewrite V 0.0.2 installed correctly on my forum ??

but I replace "post\\1.html" with "ford-forum-vp\\1.html"....(others is original) :)

Well, you have to upload the corect file for the mod rewrite you are using.


1. where do i have to upload?? my root directory??

copy contribmoded_4_mod_rewrites/phpBB_SEO_mod_Rewrites/Advanced_Mod_Rewrite/sitemap_forum.php to root ??

copy contribmoded_4_mod_rewrites/phpBB_SEO_mod_Rewrites/Advanced_Mod_Rewrite/sitemap_kb.php
to root ??

2. there is htaccess file on contrib folder, could I add this file to my first htacces file..?? so my new htaccess file like this...

Options +FollowSymlinks
RewriteEngine On
RewriteBase /

#########################################################
# PHPBB SEO REWRITE RULES #
#########################################################
# AUTHOR : dcz http://www.phpbb-seo.com/
# STARTED : 01/2006
#####################################################
# FORUMS PAGES
########################
# FORUM PROTECTION RULE
RewriteRule ^.+/([^/]+\.html)$ /index.php [R=301,L]
# CATEGORIES
RewriteRule ^.+-vc([0-9]+)\.html$ /index.php?c=$1 [QSA,L]
# PAGINATED FORUM
RewriteRule ^.+-vf([0-9]+)-([0-9]+)\.html$ /viewforum.php?f=$1&start=$2 [QSA,L]
# FORUM
RewriteRule ^.+-vf([0-9]+)\.html$ /viewforum.php?f=$1 [QSA,L]
# PAGINATED TOPIC
RewriteRule ^.+-vt([0-9]+)-([0-9]+)\.html$ /viewtopic.php?t=$1&start=$2 [QSA,L]
# TOPIC
RewriteRule ^.+-vt([0-9]+)\.html$ /viewtopic.php?t=$1 [QSA,L]
# POST
RewriteRule ^ford-forum-vp([0-9]+)\.html$ /viewtopic.php?p=$1 [QSA,L]
#PROFILES
RewriteRule ^member([0-9]+)\.html$ /profile.php?mode=viewprofile&u=$1 [QSA,L]
# END PHPBB PAGES
#####################################################

#########################################################
# MX GG_SITEMAPS REWRITE RULES #
#########################################################
# AUTHOR : dcz http://www.phpbb-seo.com/
# STARTED : 2006/02/22
########################

Options +FollowSymlinks
RewriteEngine on
RewriteBase /

########################################################

RewriteRule ^sitemaps.xml$ /sitemap.php [L]
RewriteRule ^mx-sitemap.xml$ /sitemap.php?mx [L]
RewriteRule ^forum-sitemap-([0-9]+).xml$ /sitemap.php?fid=$1 [L]
RewriteRule ^kb-sitemap-([0-9]+).xml$ /sitemap.php?kbid=$1 [L]
RewriteRule ^sitemap-forum.xml$ /sitemap.php?forum [L]
RewriteRule ^sitemap-kbcat.xml$ /sitemap.php?kbcat [L]

#########################################################
# END GG_SITEMAPS REWRITE RULES #
#########################################################




is this right??

Thank you very much for your help.
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Postby dcz » Fri Jun 23, 2006 4:01 pm

abud wrote:thanks dcz for your help...

dcz, I have migration to [DEV] phpBB SEO Advanced mod Rewrite V 0.0.2...

Please check this site www.ford-forums.net is phpBB SEO Advanced mod Rewrite V 0.0.2 installed correctly on my forum ??

but I replace "post\\1.html" with "ford-forum-vp\\1.html"....(others is original) :)


Nice ;)

I think you should replace "post\\1.html" with "ford-forum\\1.html", the -vp is not necessary here, see bellow when I'll reply about the .htaccess, I'll add the proper rule to do this ;)


abud wrote:1. where do i have to upload?? my root directory??


copy contrib/moded_4_mod_rewrites/phpBB_SEO_mod_Rewrites/Advanced_Mod_Rewrite/sitemap_forum.php to root/mx_ggsitemaps/includes/

And don't care about the other kb (knowledge base) files, unless you are using it, which I doubt.

abud wrote:2. there is htaccess file on contrib folder, could I add this file to my first htacces file..?? so my new htaccess file like this...


According to what I see, and to get rid of the useless "-vp" you should use :

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Options +FollowSymlinks
RewriteEngine On
RewriteBase /

#########################################################
# PHPBB SEO REWRITE RULES            #
#########################################################
# AUTHOR : dcz http://www.phpbb-seo.com/
# STARTED : 01/2006
#####################################################
# FORUMS PAGES
########################
# FORUM PROTECTION RULE
RewriteRule ^.+/([^/]+\.html)$ /index.php [R=301,L]
# CATEGORIES
RewriteRule ^.+-vc([0-9]+)\.html$ /index.php?c=$1 [QSA,L]
# PAGINATED FORUM
RewriteRule ^.+-vf([0-9]+)-([0-9]+)\.html$ /viewforum.php?f=$1&start=$2 [QSA,L]
# FORUM
RewriteRule ^.+-vf([0-9]+)\.html$ /viewforum.php?f=$1 [QSA,L]
# PAGINATED TOPIC
RewriteRule ^.+-vt([0-9]+)-([0-9]+)\.html$ /viewtopic.php?t=$1&start=$2 [QSA,L]
# TOPIC
RewriteRule ^.+-vt([0-9]+)\.html$ /viewtopic.php?t=$1 [QSA,L]
# POST
RewriteRule ^ford-forum([0-9]+)\.html$ /viewtopic.php?p=$1 [QSA,L]
#PROFILES
RewriteRule ^member([0-9]+)\.html$ /profile.php?mode=viewprofile&u=$1 [QSA,L]
# END PHPBB PAGES
#####################################################

#########################################################
# MX GG_SITEMAPS REWRITE RULES            #
#########################################################
RewriteRule ^sitemaps.xml$ /sitemap.php [L]
RewriteRule ^forum-sitemap-([0-9]+).xml$ /sitemap.php?fid=$1 [L]
RewriteRule ^sitemap-forum.xml$ /sitemap.php?forum [L]
#########################################################
# END GG_SITEMAPS REWRITE RULES            #
#########################################################



I just changed the post line, got rid of the rewrite engine on showing up twice and the unnecessary rewriterules for mx Google sitemaps, because you only seem to use phpBB.

Then, don't forget the www prefix issue, as again -http://ford-forums.net/ should not show up ;)

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Postby abud » Fri Jun 23, 2006 4:16 pm

And don't care about the other kb (knowledge base) files, unless you are using it, which I doubt.


so, i don' t need upload sitemap_kb.php ??


Please make sure mxGoogle Sitemaps is working before you submit the sitemap.php file (or sitemaps.xml with mod Rewrite) to the Google Sitemaps Service.


how do i do this??
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Postby dcz » Fri Jun 23, 2006 4:22 pm

yep, and, just follow links listed when loading sitemap.php.

So far everything is working, but you still need to upload the premodded file to have rewritten URL.

And if you implement the .htaccess I sent you, you can as well turn the mod rewrite for sitemaps ON in ACP, so that you won't use sitemap.php?fid=xx anymore, but forum-sitemapxx.xml.

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Postby abud » Fri Jun 23, 2006 4:27 pm

dcz, I'm sorry...I'm still confuse....
copy contrib/moded_4_mod_rewrites/phpBB_SEO_mod_Rewrites/Advanced_Mod_ Rewrite/sitemap_forum.php to root/mx_ggsitemaps/includes/


Do I overwrite it?? because on contrib folder there is "sitemap_forum.php"
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Postby dcz » Fri Jun 23, 2006 4:29 pm

Please do ;)
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Postby abud » Fri Jun 23, 2006 4:36 pm

done...have i finished?? can i submit sitemap.php to Google now?
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Postby dcz » Fri Jun 23, 2006 4:38 pm

Perfect ;)

You can now submit http://www.ford-forums.net/sitemaps.xml

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Postby abud » Fri Jun 23, 2006 5:04 pm

just submitted, and it's works well....


sitemaps.xml Sitemap Index
Type : Web
Submitted : 5 minutes ago
Last Downloaded : 5 minutes ago
Sitemap Status : OK



This is final questions

1. is there something wrong?? or everything is OK??

2. if you see http://www.ford-forums.net/sitemaps.xml , is everything ok?

3. If there is members post a new topic on my forum, is there something to do next?? what do I have to update something??

4. I don't copy sitemap_kb.php on contrib folder to root/mx_ggsitemaps/includes/ , is there some problem??

5. When will sitemaps start work and crawl my forum?

Thank you so much for your help :) Nice to meet you.

Best Regards,
Abud
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Postby dcz » Fri Jun 23, 2006 5:12 pm

1. yes ;)

2. full check requires to check one forum sitemap link and the sitemap forum one.

E.g. : http://www.ford-forums.net/forum-sitemap-13.xml : correct
and http://www.ford-forums.net/sitemap-forum.xml : correct too :D

3. nothing to do, new posts will show up the second they are posted.

4. Not at all, you don't use the knowledge base mod.

5. We already have examples showing that Google was able to index 37 800 page in one month so, that's about it, but it can takes a bit longer if your site has no backlinks at all.

Nice to meet you too ;)

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Postby abud » Fri Jun 23, 2006 5:15 pm

dcz, Thanks a lot for your assist and I'm very glad to be here :)

Again, many thanks :)
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Postby dcz » Fri Jun 23, 2006 5:17 pm

You're welcome ;)
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