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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>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’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  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!! 🙂
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 🙂

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

Be Authentic! It’s your own blog!


Are you an authority?
A question I get often in results of the amount of reviews in many formats I have shared in the past.
But..

Are you authentic?
After writing about how I feel towards “advertising only” blogs here, I think it’s time to ask the next question:

How can you become a reliable authority blogger?
Well, the answer is very simple: You build your reputation online by time. But it’s hard work:
Research, read, get involved in forums and groups, comment on other blogs with your opinions, join social networking sites and socialize with people around the globe, go to trade shows or join webinars, join twitter and stumble upon (but don’t spam others with unwanted junk!), visit digg or mixx and learn as much as you can before writing on any subject.
Do videos or audio and post them along your blog posts, then ofcourse write, write and write more.
I know it takes time, but before you know it, you will have 100’s of readers to your blog, 100’s of youtube subscribers and maybe 1000’s of Twitter followers!
These I call my “quality and loyal” readers or subscribers that I would share any knowledge with them (like my free online training program on www.WAHOL.com) and will always love to interact with them on a personal level 🙂

And before you know it, you become an authority. Thanks to all the research, hard work and long reading hours, people will stop by you for reliable information. And to me, that means a lot.
Other wise, what’s the benifit of being a blogger?! Right?
Please let me know if you think that you are an authentic blogger and please share your blog’s link on the comments area of this post.
And don’t forget to keep updated for free through the RSS feed!

Google’s Search Engine Optimization (SEO) Guide


Another great post I read last night from Darren Rowse at ProBlogger about SEO Plugins every WordPress Blog should have!
The article (Which I found very useful) came out in perfect timing with Google’s announcement of their own release of a document about SEO (Search Engine Optimization) that you can download for free here!
The document (Which I found not useful at all) is an SEO integration into your website, I think it’s just some basic info that’s available all over the web and all Google did was to put it in one place with “Google” on top of it 😉
However, for beginners, I think the guide is useful and it will help putting your site out there not only on Google but also on Yahoo, Live, ask, and AOL searches.
One comment I read about it said that Google may be trying to put SEOs out of business, I don’t think that’s true at all, there is a lot more into the art of SEO than the extremely basic info on the 22 pages they offer.
Though I think there is a much higher amount of info (created by the people) on the Google Webmaster Help Group.
Going back to Darren’s post, I do have 4 of the plugins mentioned that I have been using on this blog since the begining and I think that they have done well for this blog’s rankings.

Are you taking advantage of this?

You have less than 24 hours left to secure the special launch discount on the Become A Blogger Premium Membership:

Click on this banner to get access:
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At 6pm EST sharp, Thursday, December 11, the generous discount for the
Become A Blogger Premium program will be taken away, and the price
increased to $47 per month – almost double for what you can still get
it for right now.

This is not a joke, and I have a promise from Yaro and Gideon that
they will definitely increase the price immediately after 6pm EST,
December 11.

No kidding, so don’t miss out:

Sign up here

Remember that you are still backed by their 100% refund policy and
can try their program for a full 60 days before deciding if it’s for
you.

You really have nothing to lose, so why not just join up now and decide later?

Go here now to get access at the ridiculously low introductory price of $27/month x 6 months: Click here to sign up!

PS: Oh, and did I mention that the payments stop after 6 months, and
then you will gain LIFETIME access to the members area including ALL
future updates?

It’s a no brainer! Take advantage of it here.

X-Factor Video Reveals Facebook Secret

Just imagine…
 
You’ve heard about the blogging phenomena making the rounds lately.
 
And you’ve even though about setting up your own blog.
 
But perhaps the biggest question you’ve had so far is:
 
“What on earth shall I blog about?”
 
But don’t worry, you’re not alone.
 
And there’s some good news for you as well…
 
Not many people know what they want to blog about when they’re just getting started.
 
And that’s why Yaro Starak and Gideon Shalwick have just created a special X-Factor Strategy video that shows you how…
 
If you’re in any doubt as to what you should be blogging about, this X-Factor strategy video will get you off to a great start.
 
The video is an elaboration of one of the X-Factor strategies inside Yaro and Gideon’s report – The Roadmap To Become A Blogger, which has already been downloaded 8,789 times in the last week!
 
It looks at a little-known feature of the social media giant Facebook, and shows you how to use it to your advantage and uncover multiple exploitable
niche areas.
 
You can watch the whole video, without paying a cent or even giving away your details, over here.
 
Just go ahead and watch the video…
 
It really wont cost you a thing, and it even comes with a full transcript that you can print out and follow along while you watch the video.
 
It’s a no-brainer – just go and watch it now:
 

 
If nothing else, you’ll get to know how to make friends with people from all over the world at the click of a button. And that could be very handy when you’re doing research for your new blog project.

It’s ready (and you’re invited)

I hope I’m not too late in getting this to you…
 
Blogging gurus Yaro Starak and Gideon Shalwick has just opened the doors to their HIGHLY anticipated new coaching program.
Go here to see what all the fuss is about:
 
http://www.becomeablogger.com
 
If you’re serious about taking your blogging efforts to the next level, you really HAVE to check out this brand new program:
 
http://www.becomeablogger.com
 
Yaro and Gideon are masters at simplifying complicated “geek talk” and have put together an amazing new online video course based on their very popular Become A Blogger video series.

These guys dont muck around…
 
They’ve already had close to 70,000 downloads for their blogging tutorial videos! And people from all over the world are raving non-stop about the success they’re having after watching these amazing videos.
But that’s old news by now.
Yaro and Gideon have truly taken their online tutorial videos to the next level. Inside their new program, you’ll discover:
 
– Clever tricks for getting top search engine results for your blog posts…
 
– Exactly how to get images onto your blog in the right format, size and shape…
 
– Easy-to-follow instructions for getting streaming audio onto your blog…
 
– “Hold-you-by-the-hand” tutorials for producing professional quality videos and getting them onto your blog quick and easy, without any hassle…
 
– Powerful content creation techniques for attracting hordes of daily new traffic to your blog…
 
– Simple methods for driving multiple streams of highly qualified traffic to your blog…
 
– Step-by-step instructions for making a consistent income from your blog using all the latest social media strategies…
 
– And Much MUCH more…
 
Yaro and Gideon has been in the blogging game for a while now, so they know what they’re talking about.
 
For example, Yaro, the “strategy brain” behind it all, currently makes a six figure income just from blogging.
 
So, I’m sure you can learn a few things from him.
 
Now, normally I wouldn’t make such a big deal out of it, but there is a tiny bit of time pressure here…
 
You see, for only the first 24 hours, Yaro and Gideon are making available two very POWERFUL bonus products.
 
One cuts your online video learning time in half, and the other could make you heaps of cash by following some simple advice from a prominent sales conversion expert.
 
But you only have 24 hours to be eligible for these two bonus products. Once the time runs out, they’ll remove the bonuses and then you wont be able to get them any longer… unless of course you want to pay a lot extra!
 
Here’s the address again:
 
http://www.becomeablogger.com
 
PS: Don’t forget that you only have until 4pm, December 5 to grab the fast action bonuses. If you order after this time, I’m afraid you’ll miss out on these two powerful products.
 
PPS: Oh, and I almost forgot to let you know…
After exactly one week, the price of this new program increases dramatically. So I suggest you make the most of this opportunity while you still
can…
 
http://www.becomeablogger.com

The Roadmap to become a Blogger

Yaro Starak is at it again, sharing his wealth of information about blogging from A to Z, this time he’s got Gideon Shalwick sharing the creation of their new product release The Roadmap to become a Blogger or for short they called it The Roadmap.

2 Things I can tell you right now:

The 72 pages report is FREE

And

The 10 FREE Become A Blogger Videos are available immediately for you to watch.

I have met Yaro a couple of months ago in New York and scored a video interview with him ( I consider my self very lucky for that). And I can tell you that whatever comes from Yaro in regards of blogging, I consider it gold.

Yaro and Gideon both came up with the report and the idea of the premium training program, but after reading the report throughly, I am impressed with the value of the information in it.

At almost 60,000 views of their videos as I am writing this, credibility is speaking out (or should I say screaming out at 60,000 volts!) and there is nothing more I can say about that.

Click Here to Watch the FREE Blogging Video Tutorials

But wait, when you download the free report and read it, here are the main 3 things you will learn about:

The 5 essential milestones for a successful blog

What the “X-Factor” for successful blogging is and why you’ll fail without it

How to use social media to boost traffic to your blog

My Favorite part as a native blogger myself, was the “X-Factor” I mean really, I learned something new from it.

Don’t waste time and get the free “Roadmap” right now!

I will be keeping you up to date with more info about this, but take your time and read the free report then please take a look on the 10 free videos, they cost nothing to view!

To stay up to date please get the RSS and follow me on Twitter

NOTE: This is in no way affiliated or related to my own school launch on December 15th, I am writing this as I beleive in sharing, and here is my YouTube channel to view my interview with Yaro.

Blog Action Day lives on (Part 1 of 2)

As I continue my effort towards this critical issue (Poverty) and as I mentioned in this post that this effort should be ongoing and not just for one day, also as I would like to bring up the point of blogging and how powerful it is bringing people together world wide.

I started something wild, and it took me about 14 hours of reading to finish it (almost).

I personally went to every blog that was picked up on the blog action day home page and read every single post by all the bloggers from around the world, aside from the amount of info that I learned within the 14 hours of reading (Thanks to all), it came to my mind that blogging is not just about writing (Although it is the biggest part of it), but also it’s about connecting people, I have seen personal blogs, business blogs, romance blogs, religion blogs, health blogs (And the list goes on…), all sharing the same call against poverty which was the topic of the 2008 blog action day. Some bloggers actually did the same thing I did, which is connecting, how? By commenting on other blogs.

Whether you are a reader, blogger or just a surfer, you can raise your voice and be heard simply by commenting on other blogs. And that’s what I did!

I commented on over 150 blog posts that I read throughout the last 48 hours commending everyone on their posts (I specially liked the ones with photos “Photo blogging”) and asked them all to come and read the article that I wrote and let me know what they thought about my contribution to solve the issue.

I also promised them that I will encourage my readers to visit their blogs and read their opinions as well. I would call this “Social Blogging” which is simply getting every one involved in action.

I’ll go through commenting and blogging as a social networking, opinion sharing tool more in my upcoming online training school that I’ve announced earlier this month.

The point of this post is that every time I have received a comment back from another blogger, I knew they cared about the issue, that does not mean that everyone else didn’t care, I understand that sometime people get sidetracked by life, but the people who commented on the article (44 comments up to this point) did a lot to share to solve the problem, even if they didn’t know it, they did put the effort of just sharing to raise the issue higher into the open field of blogging.

And that’s another way of solving any problem, we see it every day, whether on a newspaper site, on a political forum, or on any blog of any kind. And I will do my part and share the love with you from everyone that commented on this article and a link to their blogs in the second part of this article and I really hope that you will take a minute for each blog to read their opinion. And don’t forget to comment 😉

I will go back to my normal blogging, but in my life, this issue along with a lot more issues (Like my involvement with ONE.org) which was the main reason for me to start blogging, will continue on a daily basis. And I will also share my knowledge with everyone on the online school that will start on November 1st 2008 for free! (Again this is not all about money or profit, but it’s to share the good and feel the better).

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