Category Archives: Media

Politics?! Not Here. Thank You

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Here is my first post of 2016: I just deleted a few posts of a certain show and a certain person who is being ridiculous on so many levels throughout this upcoming political campaign.

This is a business blog, it may have some personal aspects and personal business opinions but never ever “EVER” I will talk politics with you in here.

There used to be a good business show on TV which I used to analyze and extract lessons from in this blog, but since the leader of that show decided to dive into politics, there is no space for that on this blog at all. So, at this point, I have started my 2016 blogging by deleting all posts and photos uploaded or linked to on this blog permanently.

Politics is boring to me, it gives me headaches, and I don’t want to expose you to that, I mean, there are millions of outlets out there is that’s your thing.

With that, I will leave you with the note that I just discovered something freaking wild out there that I will share soon.

Peace Out to the big D 😉

Play the Damn Music

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I don’t know what kind of music is your favorite, I like a variety, but it is no secret that I am into metal, all kinds of metal, I am also a fan of dubstep.

You think I’m crazy?

For some reason the energy in this type of music transfers into me, it gets me going and fired up for whatever I need to do.

I have been to many concerts in that past few years, best times of my life.

Every morning or before any meeting I play some of my favorite music, and for sure, no matter how I feel, everything changes and I feel like it hit my reset button.

So, whenever you need a pick me up, play the damn music and you will accomplish more.

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.

The Social Network! aka “Facebook The Movie”

Do you remember when I used to blog a lot, and spend a ton of time on social networks…?

And do you remember when I first found out and blogged about “The Facebook Movie” almost 2 freakin years ago!  (Seriously click on the link above and look at the date published)

Well, The movie is scheduled to be out this fall by Columbia Pictures, and as Mashable said, they are expecting the movie to be a good one, based on the novel by Ben MezrichThe Accidental Billionaires: The Founding of Facebook: A Tale of Sex, Money, Genius and Betrayal” (here is the Kindle version of the book) and the screen play by Aaron Sorkin, the movie will go through much of the early days of facebook all the way until the well known privacy debate and beyond.

Still can’t wait to see it, will try to gather a few friends and tweet about it sometime when it’s out 🙂

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,  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” 🙂 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 😉

Enjoy Google Wave!

Attending The First Taping of The Dr. Oz Show

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Calling all men!

To all of my readers, If you would like to attend the Dr. Oz first taping of the “All Men” show, I have made a special arrangement with friends from NBC so you can attend for free.

On top of that, you will also get 2 free tickets of a future taping for you and a friend, or to give it to your family.

To get you free invite you will have to follow the steps below. Remember that this is the all male show, to all females, you can send your spouse or your friends to this page or even finish the steps for them below and have it as a surprise for them 🙂

See you all at the Rockefeller Center

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If you attend our special taping of

“The Dr. Oz Show” with an all-male audience

Thursday, August 13th

(Arrival time: 8:30am – taping ends by 12 noon)

you will receive

2 FREE TICKETS for a spouse or friend

to attend a FUTURE taping of

“The Dr. Oz Show!”

Located at NBC Studios, 30 Rockefeller Plaza in NYC

To attend this taping, send an e-mail to Manshow@zoco.com

with subj. line, “Guru Sales”

Include the following for each person in your party: full name, phone number, e-mail address, mailing address, # of people in party, including you (they must all be MALE).

**If you are chosen to be a guest in our studio audience for this taping, you will be notified via email with full confirmation details.

A Simple Video Chat Room (TinyChat) #WIWG #4

For more info on the #WIWG series, please click here

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Have you every wanted to see your grandmother online through video?

Unless you live with her, you probably did!

Did you want to setup a video conference call but wasn’t sure which software the other party is using?

I can tell you exactly how long it will take you to setup everything so you can chat using video online with any person. 63 minutes!

That’s how long it took me on the phone (My call duration was 1:03:22) to a friend in another state just to start the video chat, download and setup skype, install the new driver for your cam because it didn’t support MAC computers, setup your mic (Her mic was muted the entire time!) setup your speakers source… ETC.

Sounds familiar?

What if I told you that on June 13th of 2009 while I was waiting patiently to snag my Facebook username (facebook.com/GuruOfSales) Pete Cashmore of Mashable.com along with 2 friends of his (one of which was actually in facebook’s HQ for the event) were all doing a video chat room on mashable, and you know how long it took them to set it up? 22 seconds! Not because they all had their cams already setup, not because they all knew how to use skype, but simply they created the chat room using the service that I heard of that night: TinyChat

At TinyChat.com all you need is just a twitter account, name your room, login to twitter and you have a high quality video audio and text chat, it took me 22 seconds to setup the entire room, didn’t even have to promote it, people just jumped in, how did they know? A tweet and a facebook status update was sent instantly to my friends and followers with the link to the room, even more, I had the option of tweeting every chat line I enter, which I think is a neat feature.

However, the coolness doesn’t stop there, many readers of this blog will love the next option: Screencast your desktop, NICE! With one click you can record or live stream (screencast) your desktop or website tuturial in a very high video quality, but for this option you will have to pay for the pro membership, and you will not believe this, it’s only $14.95 to get pro, Holly Cow! An entire $14.95 (Just being sarcastic), a screen cast or recording software like Camtasia will cost you $100’s of dollars, mean while this cool service will do almost the same job with the addition of live casting chat voice and text, I mean… come on, my Flickr pro Cost the double of that!

Anyways, check it out here: TinyChat.com

P.S. This was not a paid review nor I am an affiliate for the service, I just simply liked it and wanted to share it with you guys. Enjoy 🙂

Google’s Search Option #WIWG #3

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This post is the third of a short series of articles, for more info on the series, please click here.

On May 29th, Google announced the latest addition to their search tools, Search Options.

This is a brand new feature in Google Web Search. Now You can slice and dice your search results using a variety of filters, which generate different views of your results page to more easily and quickly find what you need. And I really like this feature especially the wonder wheel option that will find towards the end of the options, I think it’s a powerful tools for bloggers to choose specific topics when you run out of topics and hit what we call the  writers ‘block’ I would show you more on each of the new options but there is nothing better than for you to go and try it out, go to Google and perform a search then click the “Show options…” link on top of your search results to display the Search Options panel. Also this great video was made by Google, it sure helps learning more about it:


Michael Jackson Death (A Twitter VS. CNN Finale)

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It really kills me to know how many ignorant people are still out there!

It took a death of a great performer and a country wide demonstration to some of the ignorant crowed to finally think outside the bun, or to be more exact, to pull their head out of their asses!

It was about 4:25 PM on June 25th 2009 when I was reading my FriendFeed feeds!

Tamar, one of my favorite peeps from Twitter said the following:
“michael jackson and farrah fawcett are dancing together in heaven.”
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I was shocked and very sad that MJ, an icon that changed my and many others lives, was gone at only 50 years old.
Very sad!
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But it didn’t stop there, Twitter was noticeably slow for hours after the news, I read many tweets of people saying that it’s confirmed yet, I sent many text messages to close friends and 9 out of 10 said it’s not true! CNN didn’t say so!
Then to my other shock, I go see my neighbor (Who worked online for over 10 years) that says to me, I just checked CNN and it’s not true!
Now that’s a person who made living online for the past 10 years, yet again, he still rely on old fashion media! Wasn’t the Iran election enough to prove to him and everyone else that CNN is not the sh*t anymore?!
Really!
Who should I believe? People’s tweets, TMZ.com, the LA Times website, or just some failing news channel that’s always waiting to the last moment to make sure they don’t send fake news!
About an hour after hearing the news, @GaryVee mentioned that the LA Times and the LAPD confirmed it (On Twitter!), but for hours after that, people was still saying it was not confirmed yet!
I have also looked at the Wikipedia article and found the entire truth about the situation here.
I am not resting my case just yet, and I am truly saddened by the events and the lose of a great artist, but the case between Twitter and CNN is not over yet, and you know I will be writing more about it very soon.
RIP Michael Jackson.
Update: I have to add the following, although I stick with my point, but I also thought about the people that didn’t want to believe it at first (My Neighbor as an example) was just for the fact that they loved Michael Jackson, and their brains was set to not believing such great performer and at some cases their hero just died out of no where. With that being said, I say that this is life and it will just go on, and for Michael, he is still alive forever in the form of his music and performance.