I know the title is long.
And I know this may not relate to this blog, but… someone needed to fix this!
I have completely moved all my searches to duckduckgo (read the story), and I’m in the process of reviving this blog, however, when I look in my stats, there is almost no visits to this blog, so the first thing I did, I tried a search in duckduckgo and to my surprise, my blog is not indexed!
Although duckduckgo does not track your searches, they do pull results from bing and yahoo. And we all know by now that yahoo results are from bing.
So I go to bing webmaster tools, I ran a tool called Fetch as Bingbot, this tool will run the bingbot as same as it would normally and give you the results if there was any errors.
The results came in 10 seconds and it said Status: redirection limit reached. Then on the first actual results line, it showed (HTTP/1.1 301 Moved Permanently). I was like huh?!
I have done a ton of search, installed some SEO and xmlmaps plugins to this wordpress site and pinged a few services, I changed the theme and removed any extra plugins then waited for weeks and months and nothing happened.
After a few hours looking at all the articles and un-answered questions on wordpress forums and other sites, it was apparent that it was from the server side. I logged in and checked everything on the server side on WHM and on the specific cpanel. Nothing yet.
I reached my frustration limit and decided to contact my hosting company.
WITHIN 3 HOURS and 5 REPLIES to my ticket, we found the solution, and that’s why I love the top level service I get with Interserver hands down the best service I got from any hosting company in the past 15+ years.
At first I was redirected to the correct department, then his first idea was to look at the .htaccess file, which was perfectly fine.
His 2nd suggestion was that when you type guruofsales.com in any browser, it redirected to www.guruofsales.com, and that created a loop.
BOOM, the solution was to go to my wp admin area, go to settings>general then remove the www from both the wordpress address and the site address. save the changes. immediately go to the fetch as bingbot toll and it’s completely fixed with the amazing message: HTTP/1.1 200 OK.
Now I just have to write a new blog post so it get’s pinged and sit back and relax. guruofsales.com should show on search engines very soon.
I know it’s been super long since I have actively blogged. Sorry!
During that time I still used the internet and yes, I use search engines to stay informed. I even bought Google Glass and searched from it for a few things (mostly directions).
During that time Edward Snowden was all over the new about privacy. And for those of you who may ask: I don’t care if it’s the government spying on me, but private companies who’s using my information, sharing it and even selling to bigDATA… that’s a hell NO!
Long story short (I may have more on this soon), I decided to take control of my privacy, and trust me, it paid off.
I completely moved all my searches to duckduckgo, the only search engine comprehensive enough to fulfill my searching needs without tracking every single search and other data. I migrated back to Firefox from Chrome and I am not worried about my privacy as I used to be.
That’s it. take my advice or don’t, but it’s as simple as that, I will share more on other privacy issues in the near future.
It’s been a while, a long while.
Horrifying yet funny story!
That’s all for now, I am busy exploring Glass, it’s simply awesome.
Good news: Alex will be conducting his 5th eBay classes live in NYC this July.
This will be the extended version of the May test class, extended means more information and more support!
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Of course you do, email is still king, it’s the first thing you do in the morning, even before you coffee or tea.
Now, do you remember WAHOL.com (the little blogging video tutorial site that I sold in 2009 for $h!t load of cash then bought the domain back for almost nothing)? And do you remember when I started a small newsletter and advised everyone to do the same and grow the list?!
Well our newsletter is still growing, we now sign up with huge companies and share the books they give us for free almost twice a month (saved you a ton of money huh?!).
If this list (sign up here) continues to grow at the same rate, we will reach 80,000 subscribers by the end of this week. All this without one drop of advertising (we might be crazy)!
We want to thank everyone who engaged with us throughout the years especially almost 80,000 people by telling you that we will not be adding any advertising to our newsletter until we reach 100,000 subscribers.
We are also breaking some rules, we are sending more books you way, it seamed to get you better attention (or maybe people just read faster now!)
My team just sent one this morning, enjoy the new book
I just finished reading the best book about Google+ (177 pages) and I can vouch for it.
Sign up with this link http://eepurl.com/tFsK5 and we will send you a free full copy of it.
We will also send you an extremely useful book that is available to read once a month.
This book is free courtesy of Google
I have one last Metallica’s Orion Music Festival ticket with collectible tag for AC, NJ on June 23rd and 24th.
Also looking for someone to share the room right across the street from the gates.