Category Archives: Blogging

Don’t Persuade Anyone, Persuade People that Matter

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While I had to push my eBay Course launch a couple of weeks due to technical issues, we are still going through full power on.

I was watching Derek Halpern of SocialTriggers.com when I heard him saying:

Don’t Persuade Anyone, Persuade People that Matter

His quote resonates with me a lot, I do it every day, I really don’t care how many followers or connections you may have, one good connection that matter is better than 100 people who don’t care about the subject that you’re talking to them about.

I have personally collected over 100,000 emails throughout the last few years, but I know for sure that about 380 of them do care, that’s why I am working to promote my latest launch for the smaller list, because they want to learn, because they showed interest, because they matter.

So What! I Cursed

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Two never before things I did on my blog post yesterday:

  1. I opened up.
  2. I cursed.

I emotionally opened up about a situation I had in my personal life, I have never done that before. I needed to gt my first and most followed advice out and I needed to confirm it with a personal experience.

I also cursed, I have never ever cursed on any platform, yet I occasionally do it in real life, let’s face it, we all do it at one point or another.

Yesterday’s post was a beginning of a new era for my blogging journey, what did you think about it? Comment below and let me know, I like some feedback.

Holy guacamole! I wrote 1000 blog posts!

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It was said before that having a number in your WordPress posts link is good for seo. I’m not sure if this is still true, I’ll have to check on that.
So, when I setup this blog some 33 years ago , I did put that fact in my considerations. My options in terms of numbers were the date or the post id within the permalinks. I thought the post id is better and easier to type.
We all know that a post id is just the post number. After writing my post this morning, the link that was generated for the post showed my post id (see for yourself) and that number was 1000.
Now, granted that done posts ended in the trash, and some was never published, but hey, that’s a 1000 blog post/articles in this blog and I’m not even a writer!
Pretty darn good huh?

How to fix 301 moved permanently error that may block wordpress from search engines

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I know the title is long.

And I know this may not relate to this blog, but… someone needed to fix this!

The situation:

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>generalย  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 survived over one year without blogging!

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About 4 years ago I thought that I spend too much time blogging. Well last time I blogged here was over a year ago. And if you are about to ask what about twitter? I would say that as of 2 years ago I stopped calling Twitter a micro blog, instead I call it what it is (a status update service).
And I have been tweeting. And foursquaring and socializing and coding and….. You bane it ๐Ÿ™‚
I have been busy doing many things, but the most important thing is what I used to call project W. 17 months after I first announced this project we finally opened the doors enabling beta testers to get early invites at the project’s beta site.
Worrds.com is project w. And any one can sign up right now for a beta invite at Worrds and we will send you an invite as soon as we can.
I have a couple of posts coming up then I will try my best to blog here from time to time, but I will (for sure) be blogging at Wordds.
It’s good to be back ๐Ÿ™‚

Hurry… ShoeMoney System is opening now

Update: Read all the way to the end of this post, a big surprise awaits you ๐Ÿ˜‰

Hi,
Remember me? Yes it’s Alex, been busy (as always) with work and projects, this morning I’ve got a notice from the one and only Shoe (Jeremy Schoemaker) that his program is re-opening today again, this is just way too good to pass it without sharing it with you, so, here it goes:


Jeremy Schoemaker (ShoeMoney) is re-opening the ShoeMoney System today – Tuesday, 2pm Central, 3pm Eastern.
He re-arranged the course material so that you get to make your first $100 before the first 30 days are over and your first $500 before 60 days are up.

Since Jeremy is using ClickBank as the payment platform, you get to test drive the product for 60 days. ย If you’re unhappy
ClickBank refunds your payment in full and you get to keep all the content and coupons received up to that point.
Frankly, you just can’t pass up this offer.
If you missed out on the ShoeMoney System last month, then this may be your LAST CHANCE to get in!
Last time Jeremy sold-out in less than 24 hours…
Don’t miss out again.

Signup here:ShoeMoney System

Good luck and make the money.
Cheers ๐Ÿ™‚
Update: I will upload a secret video interview I took with Jeremy tomorrow, come back here to watch it. (link will be here)

Google Wave is out! A New Era!

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3 Years ago I predicted that Google will create a Google OS (Android is out for mobile devices and netbooks, Google Chrome OS is coming in late 2010).

2 Years ago, I predicted that Facebook will be huge.

A year and a half ago,ย  I predicted that Twitter will be huge.

A year ago I predicted that FriendFeed will be very big! (Facebook bought it recently for a large 7 figure number).

2 Months ago I was thrilled to hear about (and get a developer account to review it) Google Wave.

Today I heard that Google is opening wave to non-developers users (power users that is) to give it a play ground review.

Today, I also predict that Google Wave will be the new big thing for the next 2 years at least.

Today, I had many friends asking me for a Google Wave invites, to them, I say: Sorry guys, I have zero invites to give, but just wait a week or 2 and you will get your own. Just make sure you have a Google account (and who doesn’t nowadays?!)

What is Google Wave?

In short: Google Wave is an open source server-side software platform for real-time collaboration and communication between any number of individuals. Utilizing the latest HTML 5 standard, Wave runs in any current compliant browser. (Watch the very long video above) (or watch the very short video preview below).

Many of you asked what happened to the Twitter addict I once was. The answer is: Wave, new Wahol, and project ‘W’ took all my time for the last 2 months!

Once you have Wave, send me a “wave” ๐Ÿ™‚ you know my name! Hint: Same as my Twitter name: @GuruOfSales

P.S.: Reason I had Wave as a developer, is that it’s open source, and I am working with a team on an eBay/Paypal app to be used in Wave ๐Ÿ˜‰

Enjoy Google Wave!

A Very Quick & Short Yet Important Post

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Yep, you read it right. Wahol 2.0 is on the countdown ๐Ÿ˜‰

I have decided to re-open Wahol (The Work At Home OnLine course) to the public again.

This time it will re-open along side with project W at the same time.

When will I launch both? It’s a secret for now, but you can get the inside scoop by subscribing by email (on the top right corner of this email), and I will send you some info that will not be available to the public. And a bonus in advance for the W project,

Want to find out more about both Wahol 2.0 and project W? Just use the search option (also on the top right corner).

P.S. I have 2 hints only for email subscribers:

1. You will get 50% off of anything (or 50% more of anything) if you subscribe now.

2. You will enter the contest of a lifetime to win $50,000 in cash (not PayPal) cold hard $50,000 cash from my sponsors. Only if you subscribe now!

I’ll Pay YOU $247 to join BAB!

Many people around the world know about the become a blogger (BAB) program. Many people joined it’s first launch, and many people are joining the second launch.

And I am paying you to join this great program.
Need more info about it? Go here: http://is.gd/1mkaX
Or watch this video sample from within the program:
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Now, The money part:
The program costs $47 a month for 6 months.
Or,
$247 one time fee (with access to the entire program instantly)
Here is my promotion:
I will pay YOU to join this program, and since there are 2 options to join, I will offer 2 giveaway options:
1. I will pay 1 reader that will join the program the entire $247 if you follow the steps below.
2. I will pay 10 readers an entire 2 months of the program if they follow the steps below.
What do you have to do?
After you check the video above, you can sign up for the program from that same page.
Or, You can click this link to sign up: http://is.gd/1mkv2
1st Option steps:
1. After you sign up for Become a Blogger, comment below (On this page) and include your first name and the exact time you have joined, and that you have signed up for the $247 option.
2. I will contact you for more details.
3. The winner will be chosen randomly. Your number will be the comment number, for example: if your $247 option comment was the second comment, your number will be 2. (Please note: To make this ย possible, at least 2 people must sign up from the link above, so make sure to tell your friends to visit this page and sign up for the program).
4. If the number of signups for this option is less than 2 people, this contest option will be void. (Sorry guys).
5. The winner will be announced on this page and I will contact them for the payment method to send them $247.
2nd Option steps:
1. This option does not have any limits to the number of people to sign up.
2. After you sign up for the monthly option from the link above, please comment on this page with your first name and that you chose the monthly option.
3. I will contact you for more details.
4. the first 10 people to sign up will receive a one time payment from me of $94 to go towards the last 2 months of the program, so make sure to signup ASAP to get your 2 months free.
Here is the link to signup again: http://is.gd/1mkv2
Please note: The Become a Blogger program offers a 60 day money back guarantee, therefor the winner of the first option will be picked after I confirm that they stayed with the program for more than 60 days. Other wise, I would be stupid to put this contest up!! ๐Ÿ™‚
Good luck for all.
Update:
The program will close doors at midnight tonight July 3rd 2009. Act fast to get your prize!

Get this powerful report on blogging (Free)!

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World famous blogger and my friend Yaro Starak just sent me a note about a powerful report he released that caused an upheaval in the "blogosphere" (cost = zero)...

http://is.gd/1a74a

If you are interested in starting your own blog and becoming a super successful blogger, this may be just the information you've been looking for.

Check this: The report has now been downloaded over 20,000 times!

That's gotta tell you something about the quality of the report. I mean, heck, 20,000 downloads?
That's enough people to start a small city!

The report reveals a step-by-step guide that takes you from absolute beginner to blogging pro in 5 easy milestones.

And once you have it all set up, you'll also learn some extremely powerful "X-Factor" strategies for driving truckloads of traffic to your blog using a range of multi-media tools and the latest social media tactics.

And of course, you know what that means right?

The more traffic you get, the more bucks you can make online!

But you should really check it out for yourself and see why so many other people around the world are raving about this report...

Here is the page again:

http://is.gd/1a74a

Happy blogging!

Peace ๐Ÿ™‚

PS: Oh, and Gideon tells me that he's also programmed in a powerful 7-part mini course (at zero cost) that accompanies the Roadmap Report...
and he says that people have been lapping it up!
Better check it out here now:

http://is.gd/1a74a