vBSEO RC4 now includes a new feature to rewrite URLs to the vB archive root.
Example: Instead of using the default vB archive URL format (see A), you can configure the URL to a more SE friendly version (see B):
NOTE: URL B (see above) removes 1 level of unnecessary sub-directory depth as well as the embedded reference to index.php.
If you have RC4 installed, you can configure your archive URL format. Look for it in your vBSEO control panel under the heading "Rewrite Archive Root:" in the "Archive Settings" section.
You can see it in action now in our forums - http://www.vbseo.com/sitemap/
We are really looking forward to having you all test this new feature and provide us with feedback.
NOTE: We do not recommend this feature for websites that already have their vB archives heavily indexed, without first giving the idea careful consideration (feel free to discuss your thoughts about implementing this new feature here). For those of you who choose to enable this feature, we expect that it will not only make the archive links more pleasing to the eye, but might also influence the way Google weights the content within the directory in a positive way! As always we make the feature configurable so that you can keep your settings consistent with your own SEO strategies.
Reference: This topic was originally discussed in the following thread created by acers.