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Re: [BETA] phpBB3 SEO Sitemap

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Lumpy Burgertushie wrote:yes phpbb is a dynamic website. it is updated/changed every time someone posts and every time you make a new forum etc. etc. therefore, the sitemap is no longer up to date. from what I remember, google etc. require a sitemap to be kept up to date to get the benefits that they may bring for SEO. after all, SEO is really the only reason to mess with having one. ( and I am not sure if it still carries that much weight with google anyway. )

what to do? I don't know. I would suggest either not worrying about having one at all, or be prepared to update it on a regular basis depending on how often your board gets new posts etc.


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you do know that the sitemap is regenerated all the time, depending on the cache setting?
Not sure where did you get your strange idea / misinformation about sitemaps, but all of them what I know of also refresh. Otherwise no site would use them and google would not recommend them.
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Re: [BETA] phpBB3 SEO Sitemap

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where do you get that idea? many many websites do not even have a cache. a sitemap was originally designed for static sites that rarely had any changes to the structure or had new pages etc. added.

I am not saying that is is not possible to create a way for the sitemap to be updated dynamically, if so , then that would at certainly make them more helpful with SEO.

after doing a bit of research I see that using a php or asp etc. file to create a autoupdate script for the xml file is what is being done these days.
If that is what this extension does then I apologize for putting in my two cents here.

however, without this way of keeping a sitemap on a dynamic site updated, it becomes pretty useless to have a sitemap.xml file after a while.

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Re: [BETA] phpBB3 SEO Sitemap

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This script does do dynamic updating (not sure on the technical side) - the sitemap gets updated and you can set the cache period in the ACP.
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Re: [BETA] phpBB3 SEO Sitemap

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Edit: For some reason I never saw the above post!

But this extension does all of that automatically 8-) When new posts/topics are made, they are added to the sitemap, and also the 'modified date' is updated, even for the particular forum that the new posts/topics are in.

It seems to work very well for me, after having kept an eye on it in google webmaster tools.
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Re: [BETA] phpBB3 SEO Sitemap

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Volksdevil wrote:But this extension does all of that automatically 8-) When new posts/topics are made, they are added to the sitemap, and also the 'modified date' is updated, even for the particular forum that the new posts/topics are in.

It seems to work very well for me, after having kept an eye on it in google webmaster tools.
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Volksdevil wrote:But this extension does all of that automatically 8-) When new posts/topics are made, they are added to the sitemap, and also the 'modified date' is updated, even for the particular forum that the new posts/topics are in.

It seems to work very well for me, after having kept an eye on it in google webmaster tools.
Really? But I can't do it. My sitemap.xml doesn't updated automatically... What can i do? Give me your sitemap.xml or create a new one for my site please;
http://kostebekforum.net/sitemap.xml
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Re: [BETA] phpBB3 SEO Sitemap

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Well I won't be doing that. :| :lol:

It looks to me like you haven't even installed this extension, but just compiled your own static sitemap instead.
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Volksdevil wrote:Well I won't be doing that. :| :lol:

It looks to me like you haven't even installed this extension, but just compiled your own static sitemap instead.
Hmm... Then where did you find your sitemap.xml? Does extension create it?
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Re: [BETA] phpBB3 SEO Sitemap

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vsabah wrote:Does extension create it?
Yep. :)
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Re: [BETA] phpBB3 SEO Sitemap

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Volksdevil wrote:
vsabah wrote:Does extension create it?
Yep. :)
HiFiKabin wrote:
BrainStone wrote:
HiFiKabin wrote:I've checked the checks, and mod rewrite is installed and working. htaccess is as written.

I've uninstalled, deleted data, reinstalled and its still not producing a sitemap
A little site note:

There won't be a file named sitemap.xml located in your root directory of your forum. BUT you will get it if you got to this address: http://hifikabin.me.uk/sitemap.xml
So thats why I couldn't find it. I just assumed there would be a file in the root.

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Re: [BETA] phpBB3 SEO Sitemap

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The file won't show in your hosting ;) But it is available on the web. It works perfectly.
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Volksdevil wrote:The file won't show in your hosting ;) But it is available on the web. It works perfectly.
I see it. But it doesn't work :(
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Re: [BETA] phpBB3 SEO Sitemap

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But you say you created the sitemap yourself here...
vsabah wrote: I created it from http://www.web-site-map.com/)
You need to install the extension on page 1 of this topic.
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Re: [BETA] phpBB3 SEO Sitemap

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Volksdevil wrote:But you say you created the sitemap yourself here...
vsabah wrote: I created it from http://www.web-site-map.com/)
You need to install the extension on page 1 of this topic.
Yes i installed the extension but it isn't creating a sitemap.xml. I dont see it.
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Re: [BETA] phpBB3 SEO Sitemap

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You may need to delete or rename the one you made yourself, to something like sitemap-static.xml. Then try the extension again. Other than that I'm out of idea's sorry.
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