Does Google Prefer .ORG Than .COM?

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I have built this website for 1 month. It has .ORG extension. My keyword research result was:
Competition: 134,000,000 (google.com, broad)
Search: 8200 (monthly)

I add 2-5 backlinks everyday from do follow forum (PR1-PR6) and I placed its link on my two other blog PR2. Currently, it is on the first page of SERP google.com (#6).

Here are what I need to conform:
a. Does google prefer .ORG extension domain name?
b. No ads placed on the web page except affiliate product links. Does Google love page without ads (mainly PPC ads)?

Can someone answer my questions?

Many thanks,

Lukman
#google #org #prefer
  • Profile picture of the author Jake Gray
    There is no favored TLD. Ranking isn't
    given based off by your domain TLD. There
    are many factors, but don't worry about the
    domain part...
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  • Profile picture of the author Wes888
    I don't think there is any difference between all the extensions in Google's eyes. I have seen many .info sites ranking highly in Google. It all depends on your on page SEO and off page SEO.

    A dot com is best though if you want people to remember your website. People usually remember the .com over other extensions. But if you are just doing affiliate marketing and don't need to brand your website then a .net and .org is good enough.
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    • Yea I've ranked sites with the .net extension, and I think Google ranks .com, .net and .org just as easily.
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      • Profile picture of the author scott g
        Originally Posted by faceblogger View Post

        Usually .com is bit preferred than .org
        For some niches, especially for some on profit niches .org works better.
        Originally Posted by lucky777 View Post

        .com's rank higher than .orgs.

        If you register 3 domains (.com, .org and .net) containing the same random keywords the .com will rank the highest every time.
        You two have no clue what you are talking about and should be banned from posting for a couple of days until you learn a thing or two!!! LOL!

        lucky777 go ahead and do the case study and I'll believe you.

        I have .com's that have #1 spots for competitive keywords. I have a .org with MULTIPLE subdomains that target some pretty competitive keywords that whoop the sh*t out of every other .com on page one and two...

        It's all in the effort you put into your site: On- and Off-Site Optimization. EXTENSION plays NO ROLE... UNLESS it is country specific... Notice the very simple HIDEMYA$$ IP search for "Brake Pads." There are a million other search terms that are MUCH more better examples... But hopefully you kiddies get the picture...

        CHEERS!

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        Sorry those attached images blow balls...
        Brake Pads - UK SEARCH
        Brake Pads - US SEARCH
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        • Profile picture of the author Tim_Hawksworth
          So if the domain extension makes no difference why don't all the IMers
          just buy .info domains and save a bundle on dom names ?

          Yet everyone eeven in this thread is recommeding .com .nhet or .org.

          So is .info given LOWER serp value ?

          OR what about co.cc - they are free.


          If you are going to register 100 doms,
          then at 2 bucks a go ( .info )its $200
          but at $8 a go ( .com ) its $800

          and for co.cc doms at $0 its .... $0

          So - why do IMers spend $800 instead of $0 if
          the domain extension really makes no difference ?


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          • Profile picture of the author scott g
            Originally Posted by Tim_Hawksworth View Post

            So if the domain extension makes no difference why don't all the IMers
            just buy .info domains and save a bundle on dom names ?

            Yet everyone eeven in this thread is recommeding .com .nhet or .org.

            So is .info given LOWER serp value ?

            OR what about co.cc - they are free.

            If you are going to register 100 doms,
            then at 2 bucks a go ( .info )its $200
            but at $8 a go ( .com ) its $800

            and for co.cc doms at $0 its .... $0

            So - why do IMers spend $800 instead of $0 if
            the domain extension really makes no difference ?
            This thread is titled "Does Google Prefer .ORG Than .COM?

            So it's natural the discussion would be about .org's .com's - and .net's b/c the three really go hand-in-hand. They are the oldest domains.

            .cc is Coco Island's extension...

            .info's don't sound natural/look natural - .com's .org's .net's are old and trusted and local.
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        • Profile picture of the author lucky777
          Originally Posted by scott g View Post

          You two have no clue what you are talking about and should be banned from posting for a couple of days until you learn a thing or two!!! LOL!

          lucky777 go ahead and do the case study and I'll believe you.

          I have .com's that have #1 spots for competitive keywords. I have a .org with MULTIPLE subdomains that target some pretty competitive keywords that whoop the sh*t out of every other .com on page one and two...

          It's all in the effort you put into your site: On- and Off-Site Optimization. EXTENSION plays NO ROLE... UNLESS it is country specific... Notice the very simple HIDEMYA$$ IP search for "Brake Pads." There are a million other search terms that are MUCH more better examples... But hopefully you kiddies get the picture...

          CHEERS!

          **EDIT:
          Sorry those attached images blow balls...
          Brake Pads - UK SEARCH
          Brake Pads - US SEARCH

          What I mean is if you do no SEO at all and register 3 domains containing the same words e.g.

          randomwordshere.net
          randomwordshere.com
          randomwordshere.org

          Once they're all indexed and you do a search in Google the .com domain will rank higher than the .net and .org

          Of course you could get the .net or .org to outrank the .com with backlinking but with zero SEO the .com is given the highest ranking of the three.
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          • Profile picture of the author scott g
            Originally Posted by lucky777 View Post

            What I mean is if you do no SEO at all and register 3 domains containing the same words e.g.

            randomwordshere.net
            randomwordshere.com
            randomwordshere.org

            Once they're all indexed and you do a search in Google the .com domain will rank higher than the .net and .org

            Of course you could get the .net or .org to outrank the .com with backlinking but with zero SEO the .com is given the highest ranking of the three.
            I know what you said... I said do a case study to prove this b/c that is bologne and unbacked.

            I'm tired of people putting in their 2cents when they don't have any change... No offense to anybody but opinions w/o experience or evidence is like drawing a map for a dyslexic bus driver - you're not helping anybody get anywhere.
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            • Profile picture of the author lucky777
              Originally Posted by scott g View Post

              I know what you said... I said do a case study to prove this b/c that is bologne and unbacked.

              I'm tired of people putting in their 2cents when they don't have any change... No offense to anybody but opinions w/o experience or evidence is like drawing a map for a dyslexic bus driver - you're not helping anybody get anywhere.
              I don't want to do a case study by registering 3 domains. I will though if someone else pays for this case study.
              If you don't believe what I said that's fine but it's true. Doesn't matter what keywords are used, if no on-page or off-page SEO is done Google will ALWAYS rank the .com domain the higher of the three.
              Might not be the case on Yahoo or Bing but on Google it is.
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        • Profile picture of the author faceblogger
          Originally Posted by scott g View Post

          You two have no clue what you are talking about and should be banned from posting for a couple of days until you learn a thing or two!!! LOL!

          lucky777 go ahead and do the case study and I'll believe you.

          I have .com's that have #1 spots for competitive keywords. I have a .org with MULTIPLE subdomains that target some pretty competitive keywords that whoop the sh*t out of every other .com on page one and two...

          It's all in the effort you put into your site: On- and Off-Site Optimization. EXTENSION plays NO ROLE... UNLESS it is country specific... Notice the very simple HIDEMYA$$ IP search for "Brake Pads." There are a million other search terms that are MUCH more better examples... But hopefully you kiddies get the picture...

          CHEERS!

          **EDIT:
          Sorry those attached images blow balls...
          Brake Pads - UK SEARCH
          Brake Pads - US SEARCH
          ROFL! No offence, But looks like you need some more experience Seriously dude, don't just trust what you think and what looks correct for you based on limited experiences & research.
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  • Profile picture of the author Giani
    I believe, it is same for Google if you have .com or .org

    Google looks at many other things such as content, backlinks etc. to rank.
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  • Profile picture of the author SEOpsychic
    i don't know where people get their info from on which TLD is best or bad. looks like many people are infected. don't worry about your TLD as far as i'm concerned and about ads on your site, i'm not sure search engines will have a problem with that. looks like you're infected too lol (kidding )
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  • Profile picture of the author jjoshua
    Dot org get as much love as a dot com from google
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  • Profile picture of the author syahbiz
    google considers .com and .org domains more but i'll advise getting a .org
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  • Profile picture of the author faceblogger
    Usually .com is bit preferred than .org
    For some niches, especially for some on profit niches .org works better.
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  • Profile picture of the author desmond11
    Unless you test runnning two domains with the same content and backlinks it's impossible to say.

    I've run this experiment before we 4 domains I owned and got 2 different results. I think it depends on quite a few factors, especially what your competitiors are doing and how they're backlinking their sites.

    I think as long as you add backlinks on a regualr basis it won't matter what the TLD is.
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  • Profile picture of the author lucky777
    .com's rank higher than .orgs.

    If you register 3 domains (.com, .org and .net) containing the same random keywords the .com will rank the highest every time.
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  • Profile picture of the author nokimchen
    I believe that there is no difference in TLD. People choose dot com domains cus its easier to remember for its visitors & more convenient.
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  • Profile picture of the author maxx12
    I think COM is betta anyway
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  • Profile picture of the author juniorich
    Having a TLD domain is one of the multiple ranking factors, however this is moderately important. So .com or .net or .org and even .info will do well.
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  • Profile picture of the author jimgk
    i would hate to pump alot of effort into a .org and then have google put out a search engine revision deciding to enforce that .org is for non profit and drop the site from its high ranking.
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    • Profile picture of the author scott g
      Originally Posted by faceblogger View Post

      ROFL! No offence, But looks like you need some more experience Seriously dude, don't just trust what you think and what looks correct for you based on limited experiences & research.

      "Don't trust what you think and what looks correct based on experiences and research"

      Are you kidding me?! LOL! You made my point! Thank you! You're making assumptions on... Well, I don't know what you're making those assumptions on... Hot air I guess?!

      What else do we trust besides experience and research?! Unsubstantiated opinions?! Your opinion?! Hot air?! LOL! Right...


      Originally Posted by lucky777 View Post

      I don't want to do a case study by registering 3 domains. I will though if someone else pays for this case study.
      If you don't believe what I said that's fine but it's true. Doesn't matter what keywords are used, if no on-page or off-page SEO is done Google will ALWAYS rank the .com domain the higher of the three.
      Might not be the case on Yahoo or Bing but on Google it is.

      I must admit lucky777 I'm in a VERY frustrated mood today (if you can't tell). GoDaddy is the biggest piece of sh*t company. Period. It really it taking them 48 hrs. to get my MX record back online for 60 email accounts for a law firm... F*%KING RIDICULOUS!

      I think it was said above... They did a test with multiple extensions and each ranked differently for different regions... Simply too many external factors come in to play that are outside of anyone's control for a head-to-head-to-head comparison. Therefore the only solution for ranking or Google preference is to master both On- and Off-Site Optimization... Or at least to do it better than your competition!! :rolleyes:

      Any domain extension can rank #1 for any keyword in Google, Bing, Yahoo!, etc. It all depends on how much work and effort the owner wants to put into it.

      CHEERS!
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      • Profile picture of the author faceblogger
        Originally Posted by scott g View Post


        "Don't trust what you think and what looks correct based on experiences and research"

        Are you kidding me?! LOL! You made my point! Thank you! You're making assumptions on... Well, I don't know what you're making those assumptions on... Hot air I guess?!

        What else do we trust besides experience and research?! Unsubstantiated opinions?! Your opinion?! Hot air?! LOL! Right...

        Making the font size bigger and changing font colors will not make your point right

        Thanks for giving good laughs!

        Btw, I agree with your comment about godaddy! few months ago I transfered my 300+ domains to NameCheap from godaddy.

        Any domain extension can rank #1 for any keyword in Google, Bing, Yahoo!, etc. It all depends on how much work and effort the owner wants to put into it.
        This work depends on the extension. You need to do more SEO for a .info to make it rank same as the same .com
        I have 2-3 .info domains that rank #1 but .info (and other extensions too) requires more SEO work to be done compared to a .com .net .org to get the same ranking
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        • Profile picture of the author scott g
          Originally Posted by faceblogger View Post

          Making the font size bigger and changing font colors will not make your point right

          Thanks for giving good laughs!

          Btw, I agree with your comment about godaddy! few months ago I transfered my 300+ domains to NameCheap from godaddy
          300+ :p You're funny! I'm sorry facebooker I don't believe that for a second. You want to try and poke fun at me and what I have to say while you haven't contributed a teeny, tiny, inkling of useful information to this thread?!!!?! :confused: I see you dropping 5-8 words sentences on all the threads you post on... Now that's contribution!

          Thank you for being a non-valued member of the community!!! LMAO!

          Also, you'll notice in my posts I will occasionally italicize/bold certain words or phrases and use Georgia font 3 every time....

          If you can't take criticism then don't post. I'm not being a d*ck... I asked you just like I'd ask any other Warrior who posts this the same thing:
          Usually .com is bit preferred than .org

          For some niches, especially for some on profit niches .org works better.
          PROVE IT WITH SOMETHING?! THAT IS A BOLD STEAMING PILE OF BS AND I CALL BS! LOL! Substantiate your claim when asked... Don't respond with this:
          ROFL! No offence, But looks like you need some more experience Seriously dude, don't just trust what you think and what looks correct for you based on limited experiences & research.
          Dude... That doesn't even make sense Lol! "Experience & Research" ... I think you should probably do some of that yourself... LOL!

          CHEERS!
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  • Profile picture of the author tucan
    I think .com is favored.

    I've seen some exact match keyword.com rank without any backlinks whatsoever.

    So many factors though.
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  • Profile picture of the author howinfo
    Most people who have developing sites and have been working online already know that domain extension does not matter as far As rankings are concerned and it always makes me laugh if some people say that Google prefers this extension to that extension and so on. Google will give you some preference in certain sear engines if you use country specific extension, for example If you use .co.uk you can have slight advantage in Google UK but even that is not so significant. If you have .com .org .info or .net you have equal opportunity to rank. I can not even come up with any reason why you shouldn’t have equal opportunity to rank. So do not worry about your domain extension as .org is a good extension and will rank as good as any other.

    So if there is someone that suggest that Google prefers .com to your .org always ask them to provide you a link where Google says that.
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  • Profile picture of the author Ellen Sanford
    Thanks for asking the question--I have a site with dot com and another dot org and I never knew the difference.
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  • Profile picture of the author Michael_Le
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    ok, from my experience, it don't matter what extension you have, i tend to buy .info simply cos they're cheaper than .com's and i still outrank .com's for my chosen keyword. it is simply the work you put in that counts i.e. backlinks, seo etc and not what extension you have!

    just my 2 cents
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    • Profile picture of the author paulgl
      I'll take my hat off to anyone who can beat prchecker.info
      for google pagerank or pagerank checker, or...that
      site alone puts any dot com nonsense to bed. Or it
      should. But alas...

      I guess wikipedia.org did not get the memo either....pity.
      They could have been so successful. They blew it when
      the did not do a dot com.

      TLD is not a ranking factor. I have no idea where you people get
      this stuff. Country-specific is another matter, except for what
      now seems universal, like .co.

      Paul
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  • Profile picture of the author Josh MacDonald
    I think com/net/org are similar. .Com may be slightly higher, depending on your beliefs.
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  • Profile picture of the author pokerdawg
    FYI, I have a couple of .WS domains that rank on competitive terms. I'd agree it is more about site quality, information and of course backlinks.
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  • Profile picture of the author cctvinstallers
    I think .com would be the first choice, but in todays market if that is taken go for .org.
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    • Profile picture of the author Vanfenix
      Factors that affect global keyword rankings are

      1. Hosting: If you site is hosted some where in the european union or Uk and you want to target US customers then you need to move your website to US hosting. Search engines have geotargeting and they can clearly figure out where your website is hosted.

      2. Backlinks: its an other important factor if you have too many backlinks from other countries then it will be difficult to rank in UK (example) results its very important to get backlinks from US sites to rank for US audience.


      So Backlinking can work for you or against you.


      For TLD Rankings, Here's the Order based on the SP1 index.


      What this means is that .MIL are primary dominants.



      .MIL is #1
      .GOV is 2
      .EDU is #3
      .COM #4
      .CO.UK #5
      .NEt, .ORG, #6
      .CO #7
      .ORG #8
      The rest
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      • Profile picture of the author presidentleaf
        google prefers the one with better backlinks
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        • Profile picture of the author scott g
          Originally Posted by presidentleaf View Post

          google prefers the one with better backlinks
          I like this one... Simple and to the point. I would add a couple words at the end of that sentence though:

          "google prefers the one with better backlinks and better on-site optimization"

          CHEERS!
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