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macmiller

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phpBB sitemap bogus links
« on: August 26, 2008, 01:04:07 AM »
I'm experimenting with the free sitemap tool to see how it handles phpBB, before purchasing the unlimited.  My site has a phpBB forum + a coppermine gallery which seem to be difficult to produce a sitemap for.

I have a test forum with only 3 posts.  I ran the tool and it generated the sitemap which follows.  Some of the entries return requested forum does not exist error from phpbb such as this one:

[external links are visible to admins only]
[external links are visible to admins only]
[external links are visible to admins only]

But some are good like this:
[external links are visible to admins only]

Also, is there a way to reduce the number of links like this in the unlimited tool?  The forum has 3 posts, I would expect under 10 entries in a sitemap, this one has more than 40.
  <loc>[external links are visible to admins only]</loc>

thanks,


Code: [external links are visible to admins only]
<url>
  <loc>http://www.atestsite.com/testforum/</loc>
  <priority>1.00</priority>
  <changefreq>daily</changefreq>
</url>
<url>
  <loc>http://www.atestsite.com/testforum/search.php</loc>
  <priority>0.80</priority>
  <changefreq>daily</changefreq>
</url>
<url>
  <loc>http://www.atestsite.com/testforum/index.php</loc>
  <priority>0.80</priority>
  <changefreq>daily</changefreq>
</url>
<url>
  <loc>http://www.atestsite.com/testforum/faq.php</loc>
  <priority>0.80</priority>
  <changefreq>daily</changefreq>
</url>
<url>
  <loc>http://www.atestsite.com/testforum/ucp.php?mode=register</loc>
  <priority>0.80</priority>
  <changefreq>daily</changefreq>
</url>
<url>
  <loc>http://www.atestsite.com/testforum/ucp.php?mode=login</loc>
  <priority>0.80</priority>
  <changefreq>daily</changefreq>
</url>
<url>
  <loc>http://www.atestsite.com/testforum/search.php?search_id=unanswered</loc>
  <priority>0.80</priority>
  <changefreq>daily</changefreq>
</url>
<url>
  <loc>http://www.atestsite.com/testforum/search.php?search_id=active_topics</loc>
  <priority>0.80</priority>
  <changefreq>daily</changefreq>
</url>
<url>
  <loc>http://www.atestsite.com/testforum/viewforum.php?f=1</loc>
  <priority>0.80</priority>
  <changefreq>daily</changefreq>
</url>
<url>
  <loc>http://www.atestsite.com/testforum/viewforum.php?f=2</loc>
  <priority>0.80</priority>
  <changefreq>daily</changefreq>
</url>
<url>
  <loc>http://www.atestsite.com/testforum/memberlist.php?mode=viewprofile&amp;u=2</loc>
  <priority>0.80</priority>
  <changefreq>daily</changefreq>
</url>
<url>
  <loc>http://www.atestsite.com/testforum/viewtopic.php?f=2&amp;p=3</loc>
  <priority>0.80</priority>
  <changefreq>daily</changefreq>
</url>
<url>
  <loc>http://www.atestsite.com/testforum/memberlist.php?mode=group&amp;g=5</loc>
  <priority>0.80</priority>
  <changefreq>daily</changefreq>
</url>
<url>
  <loc>http://www.atestsite.com/testforum/memberlist.php?mode=group&amp;g=4</loc>
  <priority>0.80</priority>
  <changefreq>daily</changefreq>
</url>
<url>
  <loc>http://www.atestsite.com/testforum/memberlist.php?mode=viewprofile&amp;u=55</loc>
  <priority>0.80</priority>
  <changefreq>daily</changefreq>
</url>
<url>
  <loc>http://www.atestsite.com/testforum/memberlist.php?mode=leaders</loc>
  <priority>0.80</priority>
  <changefreq>daily</changefreq>
</url>
<url>
  <loc>http://www.atestsite.com/testforum/ucp.php?mode=delete_cookies</loc>
  <priority>0.80</priority>
  <changefreq>daily</changefreq>
</url>
<url>
  <loc>http://www.atestsite.com/testforum/ucp.php?mode=sendpassword</loc>
  <priority>0.64</priority>
  <changefreq>daily</changefreq>
</url>
<url>
  <loc>http://www.atestsite.com/testforum/ucp.php?mode=terms</loc>
  <priority>0.64</priority>
  <changefreq>daily</changefreq>
</url>
<url>
  <loc>http://www.atestsite.com/testforum/ucp.php?mode=privacy</loc>
  <priority>0.64</priority>
  <changefreq>daily</changefreq>
</url>
<url>
  <loc>http://www.atestsite.com/testforum/viewtopic.php?f=2&amp;t=1</loc>
  <priority>0.64</priority>
  <changefreq>daily</changefreq>
</url>
<url>
  <loc>http://www.atestsite.com/testforum/viewtopic.php?f=2&amp;t=1&amp;p=1</loc>
  <priority>0.64</priority>
  <changefreq>daily</changefreq>
</url>
<url>
  <loc>http://www.atestsite.com/testforum/viewforum.php?f=1&amp;start=0</loc>
  <priority>0.64</priority>
  <changefreq>daily</changefreq>
</url>
<url>
  <loc>http://www.atestsite.com/testforum/viewforum.php?f=2&amp;st=0&amp;sk=t&amp;sd=d&amp;start=0</loc>
  <priority>0.64</priority>
  <changefreq>daily</changefreq>
</url>
<url>
  <loc>http://www.atestsite.com/testforum/posting.php?mode=post&amp;f=2</loc>
  <priority>0.64</priority>
  <changefreq>daily</changefreq>
</url>
<url>
  <loc>http://www.atestsite.com/testforum/viewtopic.php?f=2&amp;t=2</loc>
  <priority>0.64</priority>
  <changefreq>daily</changefreq>
</url>
<url>
  <loc>http://www.atestsite.com/testforum/viewtopic.php?f=2&amp;t=2&amp;p=3</loc>
  <priority>0.64</priority>
  <changefreq>daily</changefreq>
</url>
<url>
  <loc>http://www.atestsite.com/testforum/viewtopic.php?f=2&amp;t=2&amp;start=0&amp;st=0&amp;sk=t&amp;sd=a</loc>
  <priority>0.64</priority>
  <changefreq>daily</changefreq>
</url>
<url>
  <loc>http://www.atestsite.com/testforum/posting.php?mode=reply&amp;f=2&amp;t=2</loc>
  <priority>0.64</priority>
  <changefreq>daily</changefreq>
</url>
<url>
  <loc>http://www.atestsite.com/testforum/viewtopic.php?p=2</loc>
  <priority>0.64</priority>
  <changefreq>daily</changefreq>
</url>
<url>
  <loc>http://www.atestsite.com/testforum/viewtopic.php?p=3</loc>
  <priority>0.64</priority>
  <changefreq>daily</changefreq>
</url>
<url>
  <loc>http://www.atestsite.com/testforum/viewtopic.php?f=2&amp;t=1&amp;start=0&amp;st=0&amp;sk=t&amp;sd=a</loc>
  <priority>0.51</priority>
  <changefreq>daily</changefreq>
</url>
<url>
  <loc>http://www.atestsite.com/testforum/posting.php?mode=reply&amp;f=2&amp;t=1</loc>
  <priority>0.51</priority>
  <changefreq>daily</changefreq>
</url>
<url>
  <loc>http://www.atestsite.com/testforum/viewtopic.php?p=1</loc>
  <priority>0.51</priority>
  <changefreq>daily</changefreq>
</url>
</urlset>

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Re: phpBB sitemap bogus links
« Reply #1 on: August 26, 2008, 03:36:05 PM »
With standalone sitemap generator you have more controls to avoid indexing of "noise content".
For phpBB forums, I'd recommend having this for "Exclude URLs" option:
Code: [Select]
p=
mode=
mark=
order=
highlight=
profile.php
privmsg.php
posting.php
view=previous
view=next
search.php
and the following for "Do not parse URLs":
Code: [Select]
view=print

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Re: phpBB sitemap bogus links
« Reply #2 on: October 09, 2008, 12:10:55 AM »
Thanks for the suggestions about the exclude urls.
I have a phpbb2 forum also and have now followed your recommendations.

Regards
Len

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