DragonByte SEO

Search engine optimization to help improve your site's ranking

DragonByte SEO is a complete, modern and fully supported Search Engine Optimisation solution for vBulletin 3.8.x and vBulletin 4.x.x, allowing you to easily eliminate duplicate content penalties from search engines and improve the search engine friendliness of your content URLs via multiple powerful tools.

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DragonByte SEO is a complete, modern and fully supported Search Engine Optimisation solution for vBulletin 3.8.x and vBulletin 4.x.x, allowing you to easily eliminate duplicate content penalties from search engines and improve the search engine friendliness of your content URLs via multiple powerful tools.

By giving you total control over how the URLs are presented, DragonByte SEO allows you to customise your site's URL structure should you so choose, or leave the settings at their default values for a "set-it-and-forget-it" experience.

Integrated sitemap builders automatically submit multiple content types to various search engines, ensuring any new URL formats are instantly picked up upon.


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Major Features (Lite)

PHP 5.4 Support: By creating DragonByte SEO on PHP 5.4, we've been able to ensure compatibility with this PHP version in the event you or your host decides to upgrade in order to continue to receive bugfix and security updates.

Google Analytics Integration: You can easily integrate Google Analytics with your forum by simply entering your account ID, and choose the level of detail you want to track.

Dynamic Meta Tags: Meta Keywords and Descriptions can become content-aware on certain pages like blogs and threads, increasing the relevance of these pages.

External Link Handling: You can choose to add "nofollow" to all external links, preventing search engine spiders from leaving your site. With the ability to fine-tune where this applies, white- and blacklist support as well as optional anonymisation techniques, you are in complete control over your external references.

Powerful URL Rewrites: Almost every URL found in vBulletin can be rewritten via powerful rewrite rules, enabling you to customise your rule set to perfection. The default rewrite URL settings match that of DragonByte-Tech!

Sitemap Generation: Sitemaps can be automatically created for all supported URLs, and automatically submitted to search engines.


Major Features (Pro)

vBSEO Importer: DragonByte SEO is compatible with vBSEO rewrite rules, and can import your rule set from the latest version of vBSEO seamlessly.

Custom URL Rewrites: Take further control over your forum URLs with the ability to write your own URL formats.

Custom Blog Domain: Run your vBulletin Blog from blog.yourdomain.com (or any other domain you wish).

Custom CMS Domain: Run your vBulletin CMS from cms.yourdomain.com (or any other domain you wish).

Custom Rewrite Rules: If you have custom vBulletin-powered pages, you can create rewrite rules for them using this feature.

Custom Sitemap URLs: Your custom pages can also be added to the sitemap, with individual update frequency / priority / last update date settings.

Custom 301 Redirects: You no longer have to edit your server-side rewrite rules in order to create 301 redirects for your content.

Content-Aware SEO Titles: Blogs, CMS Articles and Threads can generate SEO titles based on the content rather than the title, great for forums with a high number of unhelpful titles.

Advanced Logging: Spider and Sitemap hits can be logged, and the logs can be browsed via the DBSEO AdminCP via the same intuitive interface used in vBulletin's own log browsers.


Complete Feature List (Lite)

Persistent SEO Titles
  • Store SEO'd titles in a database table
  • Saves processing when loading a page
  • Ability to turn it off via settings


vBulletin Options
  • Display Version Number
  • Branding Free Key
  • Disable Hivelocity Link (Lite only)
  • (Optional) Conntrol Panel Password
  • Whether the password replaces or augments usergroup settings


Usergroup Permissions
  • Can Administer DragonByte SEO


Sitemap Generator
  • Based on the default vB4 sitemap builder
  • Submits to more search engines than vBSEO sitemap builder & vB4 sitemap builder
  • Powerful error handling
  • Works with the "Global Ignore" system
  • Integrates with the "Admin Message" system to display errors if needed
  • Can be re-built manually via the DBSEO CP


Sitemap Settings - General
  • Enable Automatic Sitemap Generation
  • Automatic Sitemap Generation Frequency (Days)
  • Automatic Sitemap Search Engine Submission
  • Sitemap File Path
  • URLs Per Page
  • Email Notifications


Sitemap Settings - Page Settings
  • Excluded Forums
  • Smart Show Thread Update Frequency
  • Smart Priority
  • Custom Priority
  • Include Show Post
  • Show Post Update Frequency
  • Show Post Priority Range
  • Include Member Profiles
  • Member Profile Update Frequency
  • Member Profile Priority Range
  • Include Show Thread
  • Show Thread Update Frequency
  • Show Thread Priority Range
  • Include Forum Display
  • Forum Display Update Frequency
  • Forum Display Priority Range
  • Include Poll Results
  • Poll Results Update Frequency
  • Poll Results Priority Range
  • Include Blog
  • Blog Update Frequency
  • Blog Priority Range
  • Include Blog Tag
  • Blog Tag Update Frequency
  • Blog Tag Priority Range
  • Include Member Profile Album
  • Member Profile Album Update Frequency
  • Member Profile Album Priority Range
  • Include Social Group
  • Social Group Update Frequency
  • Social Group Priority Range
  • Include Social Group Discussion
  • Social Group Discussion Update Frequency
  • Social Group Discussion Priority Range
  • Include Tags
  • Tags Update Frequency
  • Tags Priority Range
  • Include CMS Content
  • CMS Content Update Frequency
  • CMS Content Priority Range
  • Include CMS Section
  • CMS Section Update Frequency
  • CMS Section Priority Range


Canonical URLs
  • Supported URL formats 301 redirects to its canonical URLs
  • Prevents duplicate content
  • Improves compatibility with old URL formats


Datastore Caching
  • Reads config.php and uses the Datastore cache parameters
  • Disable Datastore caching for DBSEO only, while remaining active for the forum
  • Cache the following queries
    • Username Reverse Lookup
    • Social Group
    • Social Group Discussion
    • Social Group Message
    • Social Group Picture Comment
    • Album
    • CMS Content
    • CMS Category
    • User
    • User Picture
    • Package
    • Content Type
    • vBulletin Options
    • Forum Cache
    • Attachment
    • Blog
    • Blog Custom Block
    • Blog Category
    • Poll
    • Post
    • Thread
    • Next Thread
    • Previous Thread


Cache Purging
  • Automatically purges the cache when you save settings
  • Quick link to manually purge the cache if need be


General / Other
  • Shortcut link to the DBSEO AdminCP in the vBulletin AdminCP


General Settings
  • Turn mod on/off
  • Configure 404 handling
  • Choose between www and no-www with 301 redirects
  • Excluded pages


Link Titles
  • Choose how title is added to links
  • Enable for external URLs
  • External URL blacklist


Google Analytics
  • Turn Google Analytics integration on or off
  • Input Google Analytics account ID
  • External link tracking, to track outgoing links
  • Format to use for external links
  • User Tracking Breakdown; None, Guests & Members or Individual Usergroups (Doesn't work with "Universal Analytics")
  • Compatibility with the new "Universal Analytics" from Google Analytics (Experimental)
  • Should not be enabled unless you're sure you need it
  • Future-proof as all future profiles will be switched over to this format


Dynamic Meta Tags
  • Meta Keywords
    • Forums
    • Threads
    • Posts
    • Member Profiles
    • Blogs
  • Meta Description
    • Forums
    • Threads
    • Posts
    • Member Profiles
    • Blogs
  • Meta Description Length
  • Member Profile Meta Description


External Link Handling
  • Add "nofollow" to external URLs
  • Anonymise external urls, stops sites seeing what threads the clicks came from
  • Excluded Forums
  • Domain Whitelist
  • Domain Blacklist


Stopwords
  • Remove Stopwords: Yes, No, Only on long URLs
  • Stopword List


General URL Rewrite Settings
  • URL Part Separator: -, _ or .
  • Maximum URL Keywords
  • Filter Non-Latin Characters
  • Custom Character Filter
  • Enable UTF-8
  • Force Forum Directory Index
  • Filter Tag URLs
  • Rewrite Emails
  • Add "Canonical URL" Tag
  • "Nav Bullet" Prefix
  • Avatar Prefix
  • Attachment Prefix


Forum URLs
  • Define "[forum_path]"
  • Rewrite Forum URLs
  • Forum URLs
  • Forum Pagination URLs
  • Rewrite Announcement URLs
  • Announcement URLs
  • Multiple Announcements URL
  • Rewrite Thread URLs
  • Thread URL
  • Thread Pagination URL
  • Thread Last Post URL
  • Thread New Post URL
  • Thread Go To Post URL
  • Thread Go To Post (Paged) URL
  • Previous Thread URL
  • Next Thread URL
  • Rewrite Printer-Friendly Thread URLs
  • Printer-Friendly Thread URLs
  • Printer-Friendly Thread (Paged) URLs
  • Rewrite "Show Post" URLs
  • Show Post URLs
  • Rewrite "Poll" URLs
  • Poll URLs
  • Rewrite "Member List" URLs
  • Member List URLs
  • Member List (Paged) URLs
  • Member List (Letter) URLs
  • Rewrite "Avatar" URLs
  • Avatar URL
  • Rewrite "Nav Bullet" URLs
  • "Nav Bullet" Prefix
  • Nav Bullet (Forum) URLs
  • Nav Bullet (Thread) URLs
  • Rewrite Attachment URLs
  • Attachment URLs
  • Rewrite "Attachment Alt Attribute"
  • Attachment Alt Attribute
  • Rewrite "Tag" URLs
  • Tag List URLs
  • Tag (Single) URLs
  • Tag (Single) Paged URLs


vB CMS URLs (vB4-Only)
  • Rewrite CMS URLs
  • CMS Home URL
  • CMS Section URL
  • CMS Section Article List URL
  • CMS Section Article List (Paged) URL
  • CMS Category URL
  • CMS Category (Paged) URL
  • CMS Author URL
  • CMS Author (Paged) URL
  • CMS Entry URL
  • CMS Entry (Paged) URL
  • CMS Comments (Paged) URL
  • CMS Attachments URL


Blog URLs
  • Rewrite Blog URLs
  • Blogs URL
  • Blog URL
  • Blog (Paged) URL
  • Rewrite Blog Entry URLs
  • Blog Entry URL
  • Blog Entry (Paged) URL
  • Blog Comment URL
  • Next Blog Entry URL
  • Previous Blog Entry URL
  • Rewrite Blog Custom Pages
  • Blog Custom Page URL
  • Rewrite Blog Category URLs
  • Blog Global Category URL
  • Blog Global Category (Paged) URL
  • Blog Category URL
  • Blog Category (Paged) URL
  • Rewrite Blog Attachment URLs
  • Blog Attachment URL
  • Rewrite Blog Feed URLs
  • Blog Feed (User) URL
  • Blog Feed (Global) URL
  • Rewrite Blog List URLs
  • "Blogs By Day" List (User) URL
  • "Blogs By Day" List (Global) URL
  • "Blogs By Day" List (Global, Paged) URL
  • "Blogs By Month" List (User) URL
  • "Blogs By Month" List (Global) URL
  • "Blogs By Month" List (Global, Paged) URL
  • "All Blog Entries" List URL
  • "All Blog Entries" List (Paged) URL
  • "Recent Blog Entries" List URL
  • "Recent Blog Entries" List (Paged) URL
  • "Latest Blog Entries" List URL
  • "Latest Blog Entries" List (Paged) URL
  • "Best Blog Entries" List URL
  • "Best Blog Entries" List (Paged) URL
  • "Best Blogs" List URL
  • "Best Blogs" List (Paged) URL
  • "Blog Comments" List URL
  • "Blog Comments" List (Paged) URL
  • Rewrite Blog Tag URLs
  • Blog Tags Home URL
  • Blog Tag List URL
  • Blog Tag List (Paged) URL


Social Group URLs
  • Rewrite Social Group URLs
  • Social Group Home URL
  • Social Group List URL
  • Social Group List (Paged) URL
  • Social Group URL
  • Social Group (Paged) URL
  • Social Group Discussion URL
  • Social Group Discussion (Paged) URL
  • Social Group Discussion (Last Post) URL
  • Social Group Members URL
  • Social Group Members (Paged) URL
  • Social Group Pictures URL
  • Social Group Pictures (Paged) URL
  • Social Group Picture URL
  • Social Group Picture (Paged) URL
  • Social Group Picture File URL
  • Social Group Category List URL
  • Social Group Category List (Paged) URL
  • Social Group Category URL
  • Social Group Category (Paged) URL


Member Profile URLs
  • Rewrite Member Profile URLs
  • Member Profile URL
  • Visitor Messages (Paged) URL
  • Visitor Messages Conversation URL
  • Visitor Messages Conversation (Paged) URL
  • Friends List (Paged) URL
  • Rewrite Member Album URLs
  • Member Albums URL
  • Member Albums (Paged) URL
  • Album List URL
  • Album List (Paged) URL
  • Album URL
  • Album (Paged) URL
  • Album Picture URL
  • Album Picture (Paged) URL
  • Album Picture File URL


URL Rewrite History
  • Change your URL Rewrite Rules without losing ranking
  • Checks for old URL formats only if no matches are made to existing formats
  • Stores only one copy of each old URL format for maximum database efficiency
  • Results are cached in the Datastore for maximum performance


Social Sharing Settings
  • Global on/off
  • Publisher ID
  • Enable Facebook
  • Enable Twitter
  • Enable Google+
  • Enable Reddit
  • Enable Pinterest
  • Enable LinkedIn
  • Usergroup Permissions


Social Sharing Page Settings
  • Thread: Above Post List
  • Thread: Below Post List
  • Thread: Post Content
  • Blog: Above Blog Entry
  • Blog: Below Blog Entry
  • Blog: Comment Content
  • Social Group: Above Message List
  • Social Group: Below Message List
  • Social Group: Message Content


Social Sharing Button Display Styles
  • Horizontal (With Count)
  • Horizontal (Big Buttons, No Count)
  • Horizontal (Small Buttons, No Count)
  • Vertical (With Count)
  • Vertical (Big Buttons, No Count)
  • Vertical (Small Buttons, No Count)


AddOn Support
  • Allows other modifications to add their own rewrite rules / sitemap integration
  • Powers our front page & product info pages
  • Content-powered DBTech modification support coming


3rd Party Extension Support
  • Allows additional tracking of sitemap views or rewriting sitemap files
  • Allows adding additional search engines to submit to, or changing the sitemap filenames
  • Allows modifying the starting content ID for each content type
  • Allows modifying the keywords and descriptions used for Meta Tag replacements


Automatic Sitemap Generation
  • Set a time of day for sitemap generation
  • Lets you target sitemap generation for the time of day your forum is less active
  • Improves reliability of sitemap generation


Rename DragonByte SEO CP
  • Ability to change references to the DBSEO CP from the Global Options
  • Provides option for additional security


General / Other
  • Global Option: Enable "DragonByte SEO AdminCP" Footer Link
  • General Settings: Link Titles: External URLs - Limit
  • DBSEO CP Quick Link: Return to vB AdminCP




Complete Feature List (Pro)

Content-Aware SEO Titles
  • Ability to generate SEO titles from the content based on defined keywords
  • Keywords can have 3 different levels of priority; Low, Medium and High
  • Higher priority keywords get added first
  • Threads, CMS Entry and Blog Entry supported
  • Scans every word in the page text for the keywords


Custom Sitemap URLs
  • Allows for custom pages to be included in a sitemap
  • Import multiple URLs and set default Update Frequency, Priority Range and Last Updated
  • Add single new sitemap URL
  • Browse all URLs in the sitemap, with search parameters
  • Edit / Delete individual URLs
  • Set a path to a file that is automatically imported on sitemap generation
  • Default priority option
  • Default frequency option
  • Prune Custom Sitemap URL table


Log Controls
  • Ability to turn off Sitemap Hit tracking
  • Ability to turn off Spider Hit tracking
  • Saves database space for large forums


Sitemap Hit Log
  • Tracks all spiders accessing your Sitemaps
  • Stores time, spider identification, full user agent, ip address and sitemap file accessed
  • Browseable log with date range options
  • Automatic prune after X days (default: 90)


Spider Hit Log
  • Tracks all spiders accessing your forum
  • Stores a daily log of what scripts the spiders accessed, and how many times they accessed that script
  • Browseable log with date range options
  • Automatic prune after X days (default: 90)


General Settings
  • Custom Rewrite Rules
  • Custom Redirects


URL Rewrite Rules
  • Customise any of the Forum URLs, vB CMS URLs (vB4-Only), Blog URLs, Social Group URLs, Member Profile URLs
  • Custom CMS Domain
  • Custom Blog Domain


vBSEO Importer
  • Transfers equivalent settings from vBSEO
  • Ensures smooth transition from vBSEO
  • Safety precautions to ensure settings are only overwritten if you explicitly tick Yes


Backup / Restore Settings
  • Create an XML file containing all your DragonByte SEO settings
  • Importing works with the URL History feature
  • Efficient and easy backup solution


Restore Defaults
  • Restore default settings with one click
  • Works with the URL History feature
  • Easily revert to known good configuration
This mod displays a copyright notification in the footer of all pages, which includes:
  • 1 Link to DragonByte Technologies homepage
  • 1 Link to Product Description page of this modification
  • 1 Link to Hivelocity Hosting (Lite Version only, removable via a vBulletin Option)
  • v2.0.29 - 9th February 2016, 02:22
    Bug Fixes:
    • URLs lacking protocol definition (starting with //) would not work correctly
  • v2.0.28 - 2nd February 2016, 01:20
    Changed Features:
    • Links that start with "/" now use the "Home URL" as a prefix rather than "Forum URL"
    • Remote titles fetched now use transliteration if certain characters are not otherwise supported


    Bug Fixes:
    • CMS Author (Paginated) would not work as intended
  • v2.0.27 - 19th January 2016, 02:27
    New Features:

    Datastore
    • Ability to set a different datastore cacher for DBSEO only in config.php by using $config['Datastore']['dbseoclass']


    Changed Features:

    Meta Descriptions
    • Meta Descriptions no longer include " or " characters


    Bug Fixes:
    • Remote titles encoded with UTF-8 will now display correctly when fetched by DBSEO
    • In certain scenarios, the Meta Description for Facebook would not display correctly
  • v2.0.26 - 29th December 2015, 02:19
    Changed Features:

    Automatic Thread Tagging
    • Links are no longer considered valid words for the Thread Tagging feature
  • v2.0.25 - 22nd December 2015, 03:30
    New Features:

    Automatic Cache Flushing: Username Change
    • Changing the username of a member will now flush the cache



    Bug Fixes:
    • In certain scenarios, it was possible that remote titles were fetched using an incorrect encoding
  • v2.0.24 - 15th December 2015, 01:44
    New Features:

    External URL Titles
    • Now also works with HTTPS URLs



    Bug Fixes:
    • In certain scenarios, a redirect loop could occur
    • If the forum ran exclusively on HTTPS, internal thread title linking would not work as intended
  • v2.0.23 - 8th December 2015, 01:10
    Bug Fixes:
    • In certain scenarios, setting a URL format to simply / would not work if the forum was hosted in a subdirectory (e.g. /forums/)
  • v2.0.22 - 17th November 2015, 01:37
    Changes to Existing Features:
    • Altered wording on the database error screen to eliminate confusion
  • v2.0.21 - 20th October 2015, 02:08
    Bug Fixes:
    • Missing clear.gif in DBSEO CP has been added
    • Home page would not redirect to its canonical URL in certain circumstances
  • v2.0.20 - 29th September 2015, 00:29
    Changes To Existing Features:
    • Meta Keywords will no longer be altered if they are set in the Forum Manager
  • v2.0.19 - 8th September 2015, 00:57
    Changes To Existing Features:
    • Basic / Advanced Friendly URLs will now redirect to their corresponding SEO URLs
    • The "Force Forum Directory Index" will now also redirect requests from forum.php
  • v2.0.18 - 1st September 2015, 02:10
    Bug Fixes:
    • Thread URLs shared via Facebook will now correctly use the rewritten URL
    • Blog Entry URLs shared via Facebook will now correctly use the rewritten URL
  • v2.0.17 - 25th August 2015, 04:48
    Bug Fixes:
    • Sitemaps generated with URLs that were not rewritten would have double ampersand escaping (&amp
  • v2.0.16 - 18th August 2015, 01:06
    Bug Fixes:
    • In certain scenarios, it was possible to bypass certain validation checks for the "dbseourl" URL parameter
  • v2.0.15 - 11th August 2015, 02:26
    Bug Fixes:
    • On certain systems, a database could be generated if "Show Post" URLs were being generated
  • v2.0.14 - 4th August 2015, 01:26
    Bug Fixes:
    • In certain scenarios, the HTTP response codes would not work as intended
  • v2.0.13 - 28th July 2015, 01:46
    Bug Fixes:
    • Fixed an issue where album images would show an incorrect Alt attribute
  • v2.0.12 - 21st July 2015, 01:42
    New Features:

    Cache Management
    • The cache is now automatically flushed when a member changes their post order
    • Prevents "new post" links from loading the wrong page
  • v2.0.11 - 14th July 2015, 02:59
    Bug Fixes:
    • Fixed an issue where the Thread Prefixes could sometimes fail to work as intended
  • v2.0.10 - 7th July 2015, 01:23
    Bug Fixes:
    • Fixed an issue where the "Subdomain Style" setting would not work as intended
  • v2.0.9 - 30th June 2015, 00:47
    Bug Fixes:
    • Social group URL formats without Group ID would not resolve correctly if the group name ended in a number
  • v2.0.8 - 23rd June 2015, 01:35
    New Features:

    Per-Thread Meta Keywords / Descriptions
    • Can be globally disabled via the "Dynamic Meta Tags" settings page in the DBSEO CP
  • v2.0.7 - 16th June 2015, 00:40
    Bug Fixes:
    • Setting post order to Linear - Newest First would break certain parts of the modification
  • v2.0.6 - 8th June 2015, 22:15
    New Features:

    DBSEO CP Alerts
    • Google Analytics integration enabled (global switch)
    • Google Analytics Account ID missing
    • Google Analytics Profile ID missing
    • All alerts can be dismissed if you would prefer not to display GA information.


    Bug Fixes:
    • Fixed an issue with the navbits in the Mobile Style
  • v2.0.5 - 1st June 2015, 22:23
    New Features:

    DBSEO CP Alerts
    • The "sitemap generation in DragonByte SEO is not enabled" alert can now be dismissed
    • Should the automatic sitemap generation fail, the notification is now added to the DBSEO CP instead of the vB Admin CP


    Bug Fixes:
    • Resolved a "No Permissions" issue in the DBSEO CP when a password is not set
  • v2.0.4 - 26th May 2015, 00:15
    New Features:

    DBSEO CP Alerts
    • Displays an alert if the Sitemap Generation is disabled
    • Displays an alert if the sitemap directory is not writeable
    • Mimicks the vBulletin AdminCP alert system
  • v2.0.3 - 19th May 2015, 00:17
    Bug Fixes:
    • Social Group Home pages would not rewrite correctly
    • Fixed an issue where phrase text could be missing if DragonByte vBSecurity’s IP Verify was triggered in the DBSEO CP
  • v2.0.2 - 12th May 2015, 00:10
    New Features:

    Search Engine Friendly Archive
    • Disabling the Archive enables 301 redirects
    • Redirects main archive page to forum home
    • Redirects archive forum page to forumdisplay page
    • Redirects archive thread page to showthread page
  • v2.0.1 - 5th May 2015, 01:38
    New Features:

    Image Alt Attributes: Threads
    • Images in threads without the "alt" attribute will now use the thread's title
    • Improves search engine spidering of your images


    Changes To Existing Features:

    Webmaster / Analytics Reports: Graphs
    • Updated ChartJS code to improve the Y-axis display of graphs


    Bug Fixes
    • Comparison data could sometimes cause the Line Graph to go out of bounds
    • Number formatting on the Y-axis and the tooltip would not work across all browsers
  • 2.0.0 Gold - 27th April 2015, 22:41
    New Features:

    Google Analytics Integration
    • You can authorise DragonByte SEO to read data from your Google Analytics account
    • Automatically selects the account your GA data is imported into
    • Offers a choice between profiles if multiple profiles are added to the same account


    Google Analytics Integration: Site Profile
    • Option to have DragonByte SEO automatically create a site profile
    • Required in order to create a web property, used for data gathering


    Google Analytics Integration: Web Property
    • Option to have DragonByte SEO automatically create a web property
    • Automatically enables data gathering upon successful creation


    Google Analytics Integration: Statistics
    • Configurable start/end date
    • Total visitors in time period
    • Total visitors (Direct traffic only) in time period
    • Total visitors (Referral traffic only) in time period


    Google Webmaster Tools Integration
    • You can authorise DragonByte SEO to read data from your Google Webmaster Tools account
    • Automatically selects the site your GWT data is imported from if domain names match
    • Displays error message if no website has been added to GWT
    • Displays error message if no DBSEO sitemap has been submitted to GWT


    Google Webmaster Tools Integration: Site Profile
    • Option to have DragonByte SEO automatically create a site profile
    • Submits your forum to GWT
    • Automatically adds verification code to your site's header via vBulletin's "Replacement Variables" functionality
    • Automatically submits site verification request


    Google Webmaster Tools Integration: Sitemap Submission
    • Automatically submits your DBSEO sitemap to your currently selected site if no sitemap is found
    • Begins tracking


    Google Webmaster Tools Integration: Site Report
    • "404 Not Found" Errors
    • "403 Access Denied" Errors
    • "Not Followed" Errors
    • Server Errors


    Google Webmaster Tools Integration: Sitemap Report
    • URLs Submitted
    • URLs Indexed



    (Pro) Google Analytics Integration: Statistics
    • Configure whether comparison should be included
    • Configurable comparison start/end date


    (Pro) Google Analytics Integration: Graphs
    • Daily visitors in time period (compared with previous time period)
    • Daily visitors (Direct traffic only) in time period (compared with previous time period)
    • Daily visitors (Referral traffic only) in time period (compared with previous time period)
    • Pie chart showing visits from referrals as percent of visitors


    (Pro) Google Webmaster Tools Integration: Data Collection
    • Automatically pulls data regarding your site's performance every night at midnight
    • Stores the same information displayed in the GWT reports
    • Used for graphical representation of changes


    (Pro) Google Webmaster Tools Integration: Historical Data
    • Shows graphical representation of changes in each category since data collection began
    • Option to compare time periods
    • Uses same graphs as the Google Analytics reports interface
  • v1.4.8 - 16th March 2015, 23:37
    Bug Fixes:
    • Potential fix for certain characters appearing URL encoded in the address bar with the "Filter Non-Latin Characters" set to "Keep"
    • Fixed an issue preventing the Meta Description from updating on the tag search results page
  • v1.4.7 - 10th March 2015, 00:01
    Bug Fixes:
    • Fixed an issue with thread titles in attachment alt attributes
    • Fixed an issue preventing attachment alt attributes from working if the attachment had no thumbnail
  • v1.4.6 - 2nd March 2015, 23:15
    Changes to Existing Features:

    Member Profile URLs
    • All member profile URLs now default to values including ID variables where optional, for compatibility with foreign language forums and large forums with similar usernames


    Bug Fixes:
    • Fixed an issue where linking to remote files would download the full file in an attempt to set page titles for links
  • v1.4.5 - 24th February 2015, 00:24
    New Features:

    Thread URL Formats: Prefix ID
    • [prefix_id] can be embedded in custom URL formats
    • New setting value for what word to use if no thread prefix was added
    • Configurable via DragonByte SEO Control Panel
  • v1.4.4 - 16th February 2015, 22:31
    Bug Fixes:
    • [Fix in testing] An issue where changing the URL formats for certain URLs could learn to PHP Warning messages has been resolved
  • v1.4.3 - 10th February 2015, 00:06
    Bug Fixes:
    • On some server configurations, a clean install of DBSEO could display PHP compatibility warnings or a blank page (if error display was turned off)
  • v1.4.2 - 3rd February 2015, 00:53
    Bug Fixes:
    • In some cases, URLs would redirect to a 404 page if the URL format had been changed previously
    • URL Rewrites for other DragonByte Tech mods would not work in certain scenarios
    • (vB4) CMS Comment URLs will now load page 2 onwards as intended
    • (Pro) Custom 301 redirects will now once again work as intended


    General / Other:
    • The readme.txt file now contains additional vB4 instructions pertaining disabling vB’s built-in Friendly URL library
  • v1.4.1 - 27th January 2015, 00:32
    Bug Fixes:
    • Fixed an issue where in certain cases, Social Groups could trigger a database error
    • Attachment URLs and Avatar URLs will no longer match if the prefix is missing from the URL
    • Attachment prefixes are now added if the URL format did not contain the prefix at the start as intended
    • Breadcrumbs should no longer trigger a structured data error
  • v1.4.0 - 19th January 2015, 20:57
    New Features:

    Thread URLs: Per-Forum "nofollow"
    • Option to set all Thread URLs for specified forums to "nofollow"
    • Useful for forums where guests can view threads but not thread content
    • Prevents 403 No Permissions errors


    Bug Fixes:
    • Server-side scheduled task will now correctly include custom content types like vBDownloads / DragonByte Classifieds / DragonByte Gallery
    • Historical URLs would not correctly 301 redirect in some scenarios
  • v1.3.10 - 12th January 2015, 22:20
    New Features:

    Forum URL Override
    • Ability to override the vBulletin Options' "Forum URL" via $config['DBSEO']['bburl']
    • Allows multiple instances of vBulletin pointing to the same database
    • Set in config.php


    Bug Fixes:
    • Album Picture Comments page 2 onwards would redirect to page 1
    • Member Albums page 2 onwards would redirect to page 1
  • v1.3.9 - 5th January 2015, 22:17
    New Features:

    Forum URL Override
    • Ability to override the vBulletin Options' "Forum URL" via $config['DBSEO']['bburl']
    • Allows multiple instances of vBulletin pointing to the same database
    • Set in config.php


    Bug Fixes:
    • Album Picture Comments page 2 onwards would redirect to page 1
    • Member Albums page 2 onwards would redirect to page 1
  • v1.3.8 - 29th December 2014, 20:28
    Bug Fixes:
    • Disabling all rewrite rules would render the vB friendly URLs non-functioning
  • v1.3.7 - 22nd December 2014, 21:38
    Bug Fixes:
    • In certain cases, the content tags could fail to generate
  • v1.3.6 - 16th December 2014, 00:07
    Changes To Existing Features:

    Sitemap Build Log
    • Displays comparison statistics to the previous build's URL count
    • Also displays in the email
    • Rebuilds statistics for historical data while browsing the historical build log
  • v1.3.5 - 8th December 2014, 23:46
    New Features:

    Google Analytics: Display Features
    • Enables you to activate Advertising Features such as Remarketing, Demographics & Interest Reporting, and more
    • Controllable via DragonByte SEO CP
    • Defaults to off


    Google Analytics: Enhanced Link Attribution
    • Enables tracking link clicks within your site, including links generated via JavaScript
    • Controllable via DragonByte SEO CP
    • Defaults to off


    Google Analytics: User ID
    • Enables you to track a user across multiple different sessions on multiple different devices, using vBulletin's User ID as an identifier
    • Controllable via DragonByte SEO CP
    • Defaults to off


    Google Analytics: Anonymise IP
    • Now also available for the "legacy" Google Analytics integration
  • v1.3.4 - 2nd December 2014, 00:03
    New Features:

    Meta Description: Tag Cloud
    • Ability to control the Meta Description for the Tag Cloud page
    • Controllable via DragonByte SEO CP
    • Replacement variables available


    Meta Description: Tag
    • Ability to control the Meta Description for the Tag page
    • Controllable via DragonByte SEO CP
    • Replacement variables available
  • v1.3.3 - 25th November 2014, 00:47
    New Features:

    (Pro) Custom Forum Domain
    • Ability to change the domain for the Forum, Forum Prefix, Thread, Poll and Print Thread URLs (similar to Blog and CMS URLs)
    • Controllable via vBulletin Options


    Bug Fixes:
    • Choosing both "After Every Post" and "After First Post" in the Social Sharing settings would double the sharing buttons
    • Certain system configurations would receive a "repetition operand invalid" error from MySQL
  • v1.3.2 - 18th November 2014, 00:35
    New Features:

    SiteLinks
    • The homepage URL as defined in your vBulletin Options is now used in the Search SiteLinks
    • A new option has been added to customise the search target URL
    • Allows admins to use Google Custom Search for their site


    Bug Fixes:
    • "All Blogs" Page 2 onwards would not work as intended in certain scenarios
  • v1.3.1 - 10th November 2014, 22:57
    New Features:

    Thread Prefix URLs
    • Forum Prefix URLs
    • (Pro) Custom Forum Prefix URLs
    • Forum Prefix (Paged) URLs
    • (Pro) Custom Forum Prefix (Paged) URLs


    Bug Fixes:
    • In some cases, Quick Edit could fail to load correctly
    • MySQLi database connection issues should now display the correct error message
  • v1.3.0 - 3rd November 2014, 23:17
    New Features:

    Search SiteLinks
    • Support for Google's new Search SiteLinks markup
    • Allows users to search your site directly from Google
    • Uses vBulletin's native search engine for best results


    Bug Fixes:
    • MySQL connection issues would produce an error message that did not contain the required information
    • In some cases, certain URLs could produce a nonsensical database error
  • v1.2.11 - 27th October 2014, 22:28
    Bug Fixes:
    • Domain whitelist filtering would not work as intended for the rel="nofollow" exclusion
    • sitemap.xml now redirects to the complete sitemap
    • Google Analytics JS code has been improved to add a missing parameter that made it fail some tests
  • v1.2.10 - 20th October 2014, 23:36
    Changes To Existing Features:

    External URL Anonymiser
    • Now respects the "Domain Whitelist" setting
    • Allows exclusion of URL anonymisation per-domain


    Bug Fixes:
    • Turning off the insertion of canonical URL tags will now correctly disable canonical URL enforcement
    • Forum Exclusion would not work as intended for the rel="nofollow" exclusion
    • Performance has been improved when determining whether a URL is an external URL or not
  • v1.2.9 - 13th October 2014, 22:51
    Changes To Existing Features:

    Database Connectivity
    • Increased reliability for database "slave" connections
    • Based off of the vBulletin Database class
    • Improves database error handling
    • Sends database error emails to the specified email if required


    Bug Fixes:
    • The _ URL separator would not work as intended in certain scenarios
  • v1.2.8 - 6th October 2014, 16:15
    Bug Fixes:
    • Invalid directory lookups should now fail with a 404 instead of generating a PHP Warning
    • Threaded and Hybrid modes would not work as expected
    • External Link Titles would not look up correctly if the page had a 301 or 302 redirect on certain systems
    • (vB4) CMS Section URLs would not properly rewrite Page 2 onwards
    • (vB4) CMS Category URLs would not properly load Page 2 onwards
    • (vB3) Editing threads would produce a PHP error
  • v1.2.7 - 29th September 2014, 19:11
    New Features:

    Google Analytics: Anonymise IP
    • Option to have Google anonymise the last octet of an IP address before recording it
    • Defaults to off
    • Only works with the new "Universal Analytics" format


    Mass Import Keywords
    • Ability to mass add keywords
    • Easily set the priority while importing


    Changes To Existing Features:

    Meta Descriptions
    • Page 2 onwards of threads no longer use custom/pre-generated meta descriptions
    • Auto-generates based on first post on each page
  • v1.2.6 - 23rd September 2014, 00:40
    Bug Fixes:
    • Blog Attachments could create DB errors in certain scenarios
    • Announcements module could create PHP warnings in certain scenarios
    • Invalid input in the config.php file could create a PHP error preventing page execution
    • The Page Exclusion feature would not accept all RegExp features
    • In some circumstances, redirects could send you to an incorrect URL
    • The "Subdomain Style" wasn't being properly enforced in all instances
  • v1.2.5 - 15th September 2014, 22:22
    New Features:

    Facebook OpenGraph
    • Now correctly updates the description
    • og:title tag has been added for all pages
  • v1.2.4 - 9th September 2014, 00:12
    New Features:

    Stopwords
    • Stopwords can now optionally be filtered from auto-generated Meta Descriptions
    • Defaults to off
    • Can optionally use separate stopword filtering list
  • v1.2.3 - 2nd September 2014, 00:16
    Bug Fixes And Issue Fixes:
    • Keywords as numbers did not function as expected
    • (vB3) Converting URLs to UTF-8 led to a "undefined function" error in certain circumstances
  • v1.2.2 - 25th August 2014, 21:48
    New Features:

    Server-Side Cron Job
    • Upload to a location outside the web root
    • Allows the entire sitemap to be generated at once, not limited by vB's page loads
    • Ideal for large forums or forums with sporadic activity


    Bug Fixes And Issue Fixes:
    • Enabling the new Social Sharing option would not function if the "after first post" setting was turned off
  • v1.2.1 - 18th August 2014, 22:36
    New Features:

    Social Sharing
    • New Option: After Every Post
    • Defaults to Off
    • Displays the social sharing buttons beneath each post in the postbit
  • v1.2.0 - 11th August 2014, 23:05
    New Features:

    Meta Descriptions
    • (Pro) Moderators and Administrators can edit a thread's Meta Description via the Edit Thread menu
    • (Pro) Improves search engine click-through as the description is more personalised
    • Improves Show Thread performance, as descriptions are no longer dynamically created


    Meta Keywords
    • (Pro) Moderators and Administrators can edit a thread's Meta Description via the Edit Thread menu
    • (Pro) Allows threads to be more specifically targetted for search keywords
    • Improves Show Thread performance, as descriptions are no longer dynamically created


    Bug Fixes:
    • Fixed a potential PHP error in certain scenarios
    • Fixed an issue where high priority keywords were not prioritised for thread tagging
    • Disabling thread URL rewrites produced invalid sitemap links
  • v1.1.9 - 4th August 2014, 23:23
    New Features:

    Social Sharing
    • Forums can now be excluded from the social sharing options
    • Useful for private forums to prevent them from having content shared


    Bug Fixes:
    • Canonical URL enforcement no longer runs in the AdminCP
  • v1.1.8 - 28th July 2014, 23:03
    Bug Fixes:
    • Forum passwords would not work correctly
    • URLs sent via POST should no longer have canonical URL enforcement
    • (vB3) Canonical URLs for Show Thread now reflect the thread's page
  • v1.1.7 - 21st July 2014, 22:46
    New Features

    System Information
    • Displays whether your forum is taking advantage of the vB Datastore Caching system
    • Cache online/offline
    • Cache engine used



    Changes To Existing Features:

    Manage Keywords
    • The Manage Keywords interface now displays keywords sorted alphabetically



    Bug Fixes:
    • Thread tags that end in numbers will no longer have the -a suffix
  • v1.1.6 - 14th July 2014, 20:16
    New Features

    Content Tagging: Thread
    • Forums can now be excluded from the "Add Tags" maintenance action
    • The re-calculate page now has an end date parameter
    • A new option to only generate tags from the list of keywords has been added
  • v1.1.5 - 8th July 2014, 00:59
    New Features

    Content Tagging: Thread
    • Forums can now be excluded from automatic content tagging
    • The re-calculate page now has an optional start date
    • A new option to only generate tags from the thread title has been added


    Bug Fixes And Issue Fixes:
    • On certain systems, certain profile links would not work as intended when redirected to rewritten URLs
  • v1.1.4 - 1st July 2014, 00:20
    Bug Fixes And Issue Fixes:
    • In certain scenarios, an infinite redirect loop could occur
    • The "All Blogs" list will now correctly link to page 2 and onwards
    • The "Sitemap Next Run" now shows the next real time
    • (vB3) In certain scenarios, a PHP Warning could show on showthread
  • v1.1.3 - 24th June 2014, 00:29
    Bug Fixes And Issue Fixes:
    • "Cannot redeclare class" errors related to Tags have been fixed
    • In certain scenarios, the error log could be flooded with "compilation failed" errors
    • In certain scenarios, thumbnails on CMS pages would not display correctly
  • v1.1.2 - 17th June 2014, 01:23
    New Features:

    Content Tagging Maintenance
    • Remove all existing content tags
    • Re-generate content tags for all threads
    • Respects the limitations in the vBOptions


    Bug Fixes And Issue Fixes:
    • Compatibility with PHP-FPM has been added to showthread URLs
    • Further class_core re-structuring
    • Sitemap Build Log should now show the correct number of URLs
  • v1.1.1 - 10th June 2014, 00:22
    Bug Fixes And Issue Fixes:
    • CMS rewrites would not work correctly if the CMS URLs were not in the forum root
    • UTF-8 characters would not be added to the Thread Tag list
  • v1.1.0 - 3rd June 2014, 00:45
    New Features

    Sitemap Build Log
    • Browseable the same way all vBulletin log interfaces are
    • Number of URLs per XML type
    • (Pro) Sitemap Hits
    • (Pro) Spider Hits


    Main Statistics
    • System Status
    • System Version
    • Sitemap Status
    • Sitemap Generation Frequency
    • Sitemap Last Generated
    • Sitemap Next Generated
    • (Pro) Logged Sitemap Hits
    • (Pro) Logged Spider Hits


    Automatic Content Tagging
    • Automatically builds thread tags based on title and contents
    • Helps build forum keyword density
    • Improves searching performance
    • Additional content types coming in the future


    Bug Fixes And Issue Fixes:
    • Having only one keyword defined in the DBSEO CP produced "Invalid index" errors on showthread
  • v1.0.18 - 27th May 2014, 00:30
    New Features

    Rename DragonByte SEO CP
    • Ability to change references to the DBSEO CP from the Global Options
    • Provides option for additional security


    (Pro) Backup / Restore Settings
    • Create an XML file containing all your DragonByte SEO settings
    • Importing works with the URL History feature
    • Efficient and easy backup solution


    (Pro) Restore Defaults
    • Restore default settings with one click
    • Works with the URL History feature
    • Easily revert to known good configuration


    Bug Fixes And Issue Fixes:
    • Incorrect use of the [URL] BBCode could generate a PHP Warning
  • v1.0.17 - 19th May 2014, 23:56
    Bug Fixes And Issue Fixes:
    • Legacy Blog URLs now redirect to their correct SEO URLs
    • Legacy Social Group URLs now redirect to their correct URLs
    • Legacy Avatar URLs now redirect to their correct URLs
    • Legacy Poll URLs now redirect to their correct URLs
    • (vB4) Legacy CMS URLs now redirect to their correct URLs
  • v1.0.16 - 12th May 2014, 23:49
    Bug Fixes And Issue Fixes:
    • Canonical URL redirection now works even if the canonical URL output is disabled
    • (vB4) There should no longer be duplicate "Canonical URL" insertions for threads
    • (vB4) Forums upgraded from vB3 would display incorrect Album / Social Group / Blog Attachments
    • (vB4) Certain vB versions could not build the sitemap due to autoloading issues
  • v1.0.15 - 5th May 2014, 22:28
    New Features:

    Breadcrumb Microdata
    • The "Breadcrumb" in vBulletin now supports "Microdata" (A.K.A. "Rich Snippets")
    • Allows Google search results to display the breadcrumb in the search results
    • Search results appear more professional and increases likelihood of clickthrough


    Bug Fixes And Issue Fixes:
    • Meta Description would be 1 character longer than the defined maximum
    • (vB3) Fixed an issue where the "Additional Thread Info" plugin would cause a DB error on certain MySQL versions
  • v1.0.14 - 28th April 2014, 20:26
    Changes To Existing Features:
    • Meta Keywords are now also built based on keywords from the first post in the thread


    Bug Fixes And Issue Fixes:
    • Safari on Mac should now properly preserve the "URL Fragment" (post-snapping functionality) when using the "Go To New Post" and "Go To Last Post" images
    • (vB3) Fixed an issue with the forum exclusion drop-down
  • v1.0.13 - 21st April 2014, 22:17
    Changes To Existing Features:
    • Meta Keywords are now sorted based on the priorities defined in the AdminCP


    Bug Fixes And Issue Fixes:
    • Fixed an incompatibility in the DBSEO CP with BOP5's "Daily Doodle" mod
    • Fixed an issue with linking to the member profiles via usernames
  • v1.0.12 - 14th April 2014, 22:00
    Changes To Existing Features:
    • Meta Keywords now have a length limit


    Bug Fixes And Issue Fixes:
    • In rare cases, certain actions would cause a PHP Include error
    • (vB3) showpost.php meta keywords would not work as intended
    • (vB4) The sitemap generation should no longer conflict with the built-in vB4 sitemap, if it is accidentally left enabled
    • (vB4) User Album picture files will now display correctly, and not create a hidden MySQL error
  • v1.0.11 - 7th April 2014, 22:50
    Changes to Existing Features:
    • A "Legacy Forum URL" option is available for those that need it


    Bug Fixes And Issue Fixes:
    • (vB4) The "More Activity" link in the Activity Stream would not work as intended
  • v1.0.10 - 31st March 2014, 19:56
    Changes to Existing Features:
    • "No Permission" error screens now send a 403 Access Restricted header
    • "Go To Post" URLs now redirect to the normal thread URL, improving the canonical URL functionality


    Bug Fixes And Issue Fixes:
    • "Go To Post" URLs now redirect to the normal thread URL
    • Custom Rewrite Rules would in some circumstances not work as intended
    • Using the Forum Path system without a forum ID in the path format would create invalid rewritten URLs
  • v1.0.9 - 24th March 2014, 20:12
    Changes to Existing Features:
    • Album pages should now correctly contain canonical URLs
    • Forum URLs will now retain the "and" stopword if no forum_id is present in the URL format
    • Announcement URLs will now retain the "and" stopword if no announcement_id is present in the URL format
    • Blog Entry URLs will now only retain the "and" stopword if no blog_id is present in the URL format
    • Blog Category URLs will now retain the "and" stopword if no category_id is present in the URL format
    • Social Group URLs will now retain the "and" stopword if no group_id is present in the URL format
    • Social Group Discussion URLs will now only retain the "and" stopword if no discussion_id is present in the URL format
    • Album URLs will now only retain the "and" stopword if no discussion_id is present in the URL format
    • (vB4) CMS Section URLs will now retain the "and" stopword if no section_id is present in the URL format
    • (vB4) CMS Category URLs will now retain the "and" stopword if no category_id is present in the URL format
    • (vB4) CMS Entry URLs will now retain the "and" stopword if no entry_id is present in the URL format


    Bug Fixes And Issue Fixes:
    • The "nofollow" whitelist should now apply correctly
    • The "nofollow" blacklist should now apply correctly
    • Thread Titles should now once again link correctly when browsing a post
    • The "Show Thread: After First Post" social sharing option should now work as intended
    • (vB4) Including CMS Sections in the Sitemap if none of them are publicly available will no longer generate a database error
  • v1.0.8 - 17th March 2014, 21:24
    Changes to Existing Features:
    • Manual & Automatic cron jobs will now attempt to increase its allowed memory to a more sensible value if PHP is configured too restrictive
    • Forums that point to an external link will now display the link itself, rather than the rewritten forum URL
    • (Pro) Custom Rewrite Rules are now supported for Canonical URLs


    Bug Fixes And Issue Fixes:
    • Improved memory handling for Sitemap files
    • Albums with an ampersand (&) in the title could not be browsed if [album_id] was not added to the URL format
    • (vB4) Saving CMS articles could lead to an infinite loop
  • v1.0.7 - 10th March 2014, 20:59
    Bug Fixes And Issue Fixes:
    • Fixed internal thread URLs not fetching their titles as intended
  • v1.0.6 - 3rd March 2014, 22:20
    Bug Fixes And Issue Fixes:
    • Fixed an issue with cron sitemap builds in certain circumstances
    • Increased performance of thread URL generation where pages need to be determined
  • v1.0.5 - 25th February 2014, 00:39
    Bug Fixes And Issue Fixes:
    • Errors with "Mark Forum Read" when running 3rd party modifications like vBAdvanced have been fixed
    • The sitemap should now once again generate automatically
    • Newly posted links should no longer temporarily display with an invalid format until refreshed
    • Blog Attachment lookups should no longer give a Warning message
  • v1.0.4 - 18th February 2014, 00:04
    New Features Added

    (Pro) Custom Sitemap URLs
    • Set a path to a file that is automatically imported on sitemap generation
    • Default priority option
    • Default frequency option
    • Prune Custom Sitemap URL table


    Automatic Sitemap Generation
    • Set a time of day for sitemap generation
    • Lets you target sitemap generation for the time of day your forum is less active
    • Improves reliability of sitemap generation



    Bug Fixes And Issue Fixes:
    • Blog/CMS attachments should now be generated correctly
    • (vB4) Direct links to posts should now once again function as intended
  • v1.0.3 - 10th February 2014, 20:02
    Bug Fixes And Issue Fixes:
    • The Vertical settings for the "Show Thread: After First Post" display area have been removed, due to being incompatible with the vBulletin layout
    • The "Force Forum Directory Index" setting would not work as intended
    • The labels on the "Filter Non-Latin Characters" setting were in the wrong order
    • Soft deleted posts can now be viewed via the "View Post" link
    • Attachment thumbnails would in certain cases not display correctly
    • (vB4) Adding, editing and deleting articles should now once again be possible
  • v1.0.2 - 3rd February 2014, 21:44
    Bug Fixes And Issue Fixes:
    • Multiple UTF-8 character related fixes have been implemented
    • Forum names could in certain circumstances be truncated when they should not be
    • The "www/non-www" redirect would not function as intended
  • v1.0.1 - 26th January 2014, 22:17
    Bug Fixes And Issue Fixes:
    • Thread Tags or Blog Tags with spaces will no longer create redirect loops
    • The "Resolved URL" table has had major performance enhancements
  • 1.0.0 Gold - 19th January 2014, 00:17
    Bug Fixes And Issue Fixes:
    • The exclusion feature should now work correctly on PhotoPost gallery pages
    • Incompatibility with DragonByte Gallery has been addressed
    • Forum passwords can now once again be entered
  • 1.0.0 Release Candidate 3 - 14th January 2014, 00:59
    New Features Added

    Canonical URL Enforcement
    • Supported URL formats will now 301 redirect to its canonical URLs
    • Prevents duplicate content
    • Improves compatibility with old URLs


    Bug Fixes And Issue Fixes:
    • The External URL redirect code would not work for HTTPS URLs
    • Internal URLs will now once again link correctly
    • Social Sharing buttons shown in post content will now work if the user has no signature
    • In rare scenarios, external URL tracking code could be added to JS-generated links that did not lead to an external URL at all
    • Fixed invalid "showpost.php" URLs in some scenarios
    • A missing phrase caused an error message to not display correctly when adding or editing keywords
    • In some cases, the Avatar URL format could be used incorrectly
    • (vB4) CMS Section URLs would not generate correctly in the Sitemap
  • 1.0.0 Release Candidate 2 - 7th January 2014, 00:17
    New Features Added

    Social Sharing Buttons
    • Ability to select what usergroups are able to use social sharing buttons


    Changes to Existing Features
    • The Meta Description in member profiles now use the user group's title (or user title, if one is set) rather than the user's custom title


    Bug Fixes And Issue Fixes:
    • The "Go To New Post" would redirect to the wrong page if the new post was the first post of a new page
    • The Vertical display styles for Social Sharing buttons should now correctly display relative to other content on the page
    • An already SEO'd URL added via the "URL BBCode" button would display invalid content until the page was refreshed
    • (vB4) vB Friendly URLs would not redirect to the new DBSEO URLs for certain URL structures
    • (vB3) A few incorrect phrase variable names on the Social Sharing button settings have been fixed
  • 1.0.0 Release Candidate 1 - 30th December 2013, 14:43
    New Features Added

    Social Sharing Settings
    • Global on/off
    • Publisher ID
    • Enable Facebook
    • Enable Twitter
    • Enable Google+
    • Enable Reddit
    • Enable Pinterest
    • Enable LinkedIn


    Social Sharing Page Settings
    • Thread: Above Post List
    • Thread: Below Post List
    • Thread: Post Content
    • Blog: Above Blog Entry
    • Blog: Below Blog Entry
    • Blog: Comment Content
    • Social Group: Above Message List
    • Social Group: Below Message List
    • Social Group: Message Content


    Social Sharing Button Display Styles
    • Horizontal (With Count)
    • Horizontal (Big Buttons, No Count)
    • Horizontal (Small Buttons, No Count)
    • Vertical (With Count)
    • Vertical (Big Buttons, No Count)
    • Vertical (Small Buttons, No Count)


    3rd Party Extension Support
    • New hooks added to sitemap generator and content processor
    • Allows modifying the starting content ID for each content type
    • Allows modifying the keywords and descriptions used for Meta Tag replacements


    New Options / General Features
    • Global Option: Enable "DragonByte SEO AdminCP" Footer Link
    • General Settings: Link Titles: External URLs - Limit
    • DBSEO CP Quick Link: Return to vB AdminCP


    Bug Fixes And Issue Fixes:
    • The meta keywords and description for member profiles now displays the user info and user title correctly
    • Social groups without the group ID in the URL would display a PHP error at the top of the page
    • The "Remove Non-Latin Characters" setting would not work as intended
    • The "Clear System Cache" action will now purge the "resolved URL" database table in addition to the vBulletin datastore
    • "New Post" and "Last Post" redirects in IE should now correctly "snap" to the post in question
    • Permalinks to Blog Comments would not display the correct URL
    • CMS Category URLs with "&" in their name would display "amp" due to vB4's SEO URL generation
    • "Reputation Received" URL would not work as intended
  • 1.0.0 Beta 10 - 23rd December 2013, 19:48
    New Features Added

    3rd Party Extension Support
    • New hooks added to sitemap viewer and sitemap generator
    • Allows additional tracking of sitemap views or rewriting sitemap files
    • Allows adding additional search engines to submit to, or changing the sitemap filenames


    Bug Fixes And Issue Fixes:
    [LIST][*]The "Custom URLs" phrase has now been added[*]Attempting to browse to the next page of the custom sitemap URL browser should now work correctly[*](vB3) Removed a superfluous plugin
    /LIST]
  • 1.0.0 Beta 9 - 16th December 2013, 18:17
    New Features Added

    Persistent SEO Titles
    • Store SEO'd titles in a database table
    • Saves processing when loading a page
    • Ability to turn it off via settings


    Content-Aware SEO Titles
    • Ability to generate SEO titles from the content based on defined keywords
    • Keywords can have 3 different levels of priority; Low, Medium and High
    • Higher priority keywords get added first
    • Threads, CMS Entry and Blog Entry supported
    • Scans every word in the page text for the keywords


    Custom Sitemap URLs
    • Allows for custom pages to be included in a sitemap
    • Import multiple URLs and set default Update Frequency, Priority Range and Last Updated
    • Add single new sitemap URL
    • Browse all URLs in the sitemap, with search parameters
    • Edit / Delete individual URLs


    Log Controls
    • Ability to turn off Sitemap Hit tracking
    • Ability to turn off Spider Hit tracking
    • Saves database space for large forums


    XCache Authentication
    • It's now possible to define authentication parameters for cache flushing via config.php
    • DBSEO AdminCP warns you if you have admin auth enabled and no valid credentials were found
    • Enables secure cache flushing when needed


    Changes to Existing Features:
    • The Show Post URL format can now use [thread_title] and [thread_id] in Custom formats
    • The vBSEO importer now supports the vBSEO 3.2.x config_vbseo.php file as an import source
    • The DragonByte SEO Admin Control Panel now respects the preferred AdminCP style you can choose when logging in to the vBulletin AdminCP.


    Bug Fixes And Issue Fixes:
    • Spider log updates would cause a PHP error to be displayed in search engine caches
    • Un-filtering text if "&" was used in the original text would not work correctly
    • Front-end tag URLs did not respect the "Filter Tag URLs" setting
    • The "Maximum URL Keywords" setting did not work as intended when it was set to a value other than 0
    • The [post_id] variable did not work as intended in the Show Post URL format
    • The Next Thread and Previous Thread URL formats did not work as intended under certain configurations
    • Generating the Blog sitemap could cause PHP errors in some circumstances
    • vBulletin-powered custom 404 scripts would display a blank page, or not display correctly
    • The "Forum Path" setting would not correctly create a multi-level forum path
    • In certain scenarios, the "Forum Path" would display "a/a" instead of the actual forum path
    • Accessing a site that allows both HTTP and HTTPS connections would use the wrong scheme if the user accessed it via HTTPS
    • The Sitemap Log would not retain the Start Date and End Date values when browsing pages or sorting content
    • The Spider Hit Log would not retain the Start Date and End Date values when browsing pages or sorting content
    • The Excluded Pages setting would not function as intended
    • If the "Force Index" setting was turned off, accessing the domain without a file or path after it would conflict with certain server configurations
    • If the DBSEO AdminCP has a password, the initial page load would display an incorrect error message after the password was successfully entered
    • In certain scenarios, overriding the Datastore caching would not function as intended - most notably during "Go To New Post" links
    • The "Forum Path" setting no longer stores URL history
    • (vB4) CMS Articles with multiple pages would not correctly display pages 2 and onwards
    • (vB3) The manual sitemap generation would not automatically redirect to the next page
    • (vB3) The extra database connection DBSEO opens should now close correctly
  • 1.0.0 Beta 8 - 9th December 2013, 19:57
    New Features Added

    URL Rewrite History
    • Change your URL Rewrite Rules without losing ranking
    • Checks for old URL formats only if no matches are made to existing formats
    • Stores only one copy of each old URL format for maximum database efficiency
    • Results are cached in the Datastore for maximum performance


    AddOn Support
    • Allows other modifications to add their own rewrite rules / sitemap integration
    • Powers our front page & product info pages
    • Content-powered DBTech modification support coming


    Bug Fixes And Issue Fixes:
    • Fixed a serious data loss issue with reported posts if a thread is generated for the report
    • Fixed an issue with the Blog Info cache
    • Fixed an issue where "Go To New Post" URLs might not display the proper page
    • Fixed an issue with building sitemaps on certain vB versions
    • Fixed an issue where sitemap files could be generated with no URLs in them
    • Fixed an issue in which Tapatalk (and other extensions that rely on directory traversal) would not function if your forum was located in a sub-forum
    • Fixed a rare issue where thread URLs could be interpreted as attachment URLs
    • Fixed a rare issue where the "Mark Forums Read" feature could stop working with DBSEO .htaccess rules enabled
    • Reversing forum titles for URL formats without forum IDs would produce a PHP Fatal Error or a 500 Internal Server Error
    • Blog Attachment URLs would not resolve correctly
    • (vB3) NavBullet URLs will now rewrite correctly
  • 1.0.0 Beta 7 - 3rd December 2013, 00:32
    New Features Added

    Sitemap Hit Log
    • Tracks all spiders accessing your Sitemaps
    • Stores time, spider identification, full user agent, ip address and sitemap file accessed
    • Browseable log with date range options
    • Automatic prune after X days (default: 90)


    Spider Hit Log
    • Tracks all spiders accessing your forum
    • Stores a daily log of what scripts the spiders accessed, and how many times they accessed that script
    • Browseable log with date range options
    • Automatic prune after X days (default: 90)


    Cache Purging
    • Automatically purges the cache when you save settings
    • Quick link to manually purge the cache if need be


    Changes To Existing Functionality:
    • Spider detection now uses a separate file from the vBulletin one, with over 600 spiders
    • Improved initialisation detection in order to ensure maximum compatibility with custom vB-powered pages


    Bug Fixes And Issue Fixes:
    • Multiple Sitemap phrases still referenced the vB4 Sitemap functionality
    • Spiders should now be able to crawl DBSEO sitemaps successfully
    • CMS Entry URLs should now correctly generate
    • CMS Section URLs should now correctly generate
    • Member List should no longer generates a duplicate canonical URL
    • Forum Display canonical URLs should now be generated correctly if they are rewritten
    • Forum Display should now correctly update its meta keywords and meta description
    • Compatibility issues with Forum Only versions of vB4 have been corrected
  • 1.0.0 Beta 6 - 25th November 2013, 23:17
    New Features Added

    Sitemap
    • Based on the default vB4 sitemap builder
    • Submits to more search engines than vBSEO sitemap builder & vB4 sitemap builder
    • Powerful error handling
    • Works with the "Global Ignore" system
    • Integrates with the "Admin Message" system to display errors if needed
    • Can be re-built manually via the DBSEO CP


    Sitemap Settings - General
    • Enable Automatic Sitemap Generation
    • Automatic Sitemap Generation Frequency (Days)
    • Automatic Sitemap Search Engine Submission
    • Sitemap File Path
    • URLs Per Page
    • Email Notifications


    Sitemap Settings - Page Settings
    • Excluded Forums
    • Smart Show Thread Update Frequency
    • Smart Priority
    • Custom Priority
    • Include Show Post
    • Show Post Update Frequency
    • Show Post Priority Range
    • Include Member Profiles
    • Member Profile Update Frequency
    • Member Profile Priority Range
    • Include Show Thread
    • Show Thread Update Frequency
    • Show Thread Priority Range
    • Include Forum Display
    • Forum Display Update Frequency
    • Forum Display Priority Range
    • Include Poll Results
    • Poll Results Update Frequency
    • Poll Results Priority Range
    • Include Blog
    • Blog Update Frequency
    • Blog Priority Range
    • Include Blog Tag
    • Blog Tag Update Frequency
    • Blog Tag Priority Range
    • Include Member Profile Album
    • Member Profile Album Update Frequency
    • Member Profile Album Priority Range
    • Include Social Group
    • Social Group Update Frequency
    • Social Group Priority Range
    • Include Social Group Discussion
    • Social Group Discussion Update Frequency
    • Social Group Discussion Priority Range
    • Include Tags
    • Tags Update Frequency
    • Tags Priority Range
    • Include CMS Content
    • CMS Content Update Frequency
    • CMS Content Priority Range
    • Include CMS Section
    • CMS Section Update Frequency
    • CMS Section Priority Range


    Canonical URLs
    • Forum Home
    • Forum Display
    • Member List
    • Blog List
    • Blog Home Page
    • Tag List


    Google Analytics
    • Compatibility with the new "Universal Analytics" from Google Analytics (Experimental)
    • Should not be enabled unless you're sure you need it
    • Doesn't work with detailed tracking
    • Future-proof as all future profiles will be switched over to this format


    Changes To Existing Functionality:
    • The Datastore function will now not apply another underscore if one exists in the Datastore Prefix config setting
    • Cache items now have a TTL of 1 hour
    • Removed caching of some items as even a short TTL results in stale data


    Bug Fixes And Issue Fixes:
    • Cache items would not expire properly, causing stale data
    • eAccelerator and APC cache items would not return the fetched data correctly
    • Google Analytics integration couldn't be disabled by simply turning off the relevant setting
    • Changing your style or language on a CMS page hosted outside forum root would produce an invalid redirect
    • CMS Section URLs were not using the proper URL format
    • CMS Section URLs were not being lowercase'd properly
    • CMS Category URLs were not being lowercase'd properly
    • CMS Entry URLs were not being lowercase'd properly
    • CMS URLs would in some cases display incorrectly
    • Tag URLs would incorrectly have blog domains added to them



    Known Issues:
    • Some rare URLs are not identical to their vBSEO equivalents
    • Sitemap hit log isn't implemented yet
  • 1.0.0 Beta 5 - 18th November 2013, 23:31
    New Features Added:
    Feature: Automatic caching support (reads config.php and uses the Datastore cache parameters)
    • Username Reverse Lookup
    • Social Group
    • Social Group Page
    • Social Group Discussion
    • Social Group Message
    • Social Group Message Page
    • Social Group Picture Comment
    • Album
    • CMS Content
    • CMS Category
    • User
    • User Picture
    • Package
    • Content Type
    • vBulletin Options
    • Forum Cache
    • Attachment
    • Blog
    • Blog Custom Block
    • Blog Category
    • Poll
    • Post
    • Post Page
    • Visitor Message Page
    • Thread
    • Next Thread
    • Previous Thread

    Feature: Disable Datastore caching for DBSEO only, while remaining active for the forum


    Bug Fixes And Issue Fixes:
    Fixed: CMS Article URLs would be empty if the title consisted only of a stopword
    Fixed: CMS Section URLs would be empty if the title consisted only of a stopword
    Fixed: Multiple issues with the possibility of duplicate content URLs
    Fixed: URLs with encoded values would lose data on pagination
    Fixed: Attachments would not correctly detect their content type (CMS or Blog)
    Fixed: CMS and Blog attachment URL rewrites would not use the correct URL format for the detected content type
    Fixed: Forum attachment URLs would not append the "-a" suffix if the thread title ended in a number


    Known Issues:
    None!
  • 1.0.0 Beta 4 - 11th November 2013, 15:39
    Bug Fixes And Issue Fixes:
    Fixed: Certain non-SEOable links were not converted to absolute URLs
    Fixed: In some cases, the "go to new post" link would display a URL that would not correctly indicate the page the new post was on
    Fixed: Links in emails were not being rewritten correctly
    Fixed: On the "forumdisplay" page, thread information was not being cached correctly
    Fixed: URLs whose titles ended in a number did not correctly get a spacer appended to the end of the title


    New Features Added:
    Feature: There is now a shortcut link to the DBSEO AdminCP in the vBulletin AdminCP
  • 1.0.0 Beta 3 - 4th November 2013, 23:21
    Bug Fixes And Issue Fixes:
    Fixed: Character replacements were not working correctly if they were imported from vBSEO
    Fixed: In some circumstances, forum URLs would be blank rather than rewritten correctly


    New Features Added:
    Feature: Attachment Prefix - it's now possible to specify an optional prefix to use in front of all your attachment URLs
    Feature: Avatar Prefix - it's now possible to specify an optional prefix to use in front of all your avatar URLs
    Feature: Attachment Prefix Import - the vBSEO importer lets you import the Attachment Prefix from vBSEO
    Feature: Avatar Prefix Import - the vBSEO importer lets you import the Avatar Prefix from vBSEO
  • 1.0.0 Beta 2 - 28th October 2013, 20:23
    Change: The "Anonymise External URLs" setting is no longer default to Enabled
    Change: The "Stopword List" now has a link to the default stopword list
    Change: The description for the "Link Titles: External URLs - Blacklist" setting has been updated to correctly reflect that the domains should be separated by a | and not a line break.
    Change: The wording for the "Deactivated" message has been changed to no longer reference Forum Ads
    Change: The description for the "Enable Modification" setting has been updated to no longer reference visitors seeing a "deactivated" message, as it does not apply to this mod.
    Fix: The "Canonical URL" tag contents was not being rewritten correctly
    Fix: The vBSEO importer would not correctly pick up on multiple URL formats
    Fix: The vBSEO importer would not correctly choose between existing or Custom settings
    Fix: The "Similar Threads" would not correctly display the thread titles in the generated SEO URLs
    Fix: Enabling the "Anonymise External URLs" setting will no longer cause external URLs to redirect to your forum home page
    Fix: The "Social Group Picture File URL" setting had an invalid setting value for one of its options
    Fix: The wrong code was being executed for the "Forum Moderators" cache plugin
    Fix: The mod could cause errors if it was enabled in vBulletin's Product Manager but the .htaccess rewrite rules were not in place
    Fix: Stopwords weren't being filtered from multiple different content titles

At a glance

Supports: vBulletin 3.8.x vBulletin 4.x.x

Version: v2.0.29
Release date: 9th February 2016

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