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

301

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 missed this!

SO, this is my first actual blog post in over 2 months, and I just wanted to say that I have missed this good addiction.
Glad to be back though, and thanks to everyone for all the love and support I had within the last 2 months 🙂

That’s all for now:-)

yep, that’s the coolest homework ever!

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:
bablogger
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!