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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>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)