penalized for a .org domain?

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They say that .org domains are "non-profit". I have found a keyword I want to go for and make a online store out of to sell a amazon product but the only domain available is a .org Will I not rank as well in google if im selling amazon products on a .org domain?
#domain #org #penalized
  • Profile picture of the author chinmokuyuuki
    Penalization depending on the TLD (Top Level Domain) extension is a blatant Myth

    I'm not saying it doesn't happen, but I've yet to see some evidence that suggests otherwise. Google and other search engines for that matter will never be clear about this, as is the nature of SEO. However penalizing a website solely because of their TLD is just stupid and highly unlikely.
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    • Profile picture of the author Igirl
      I also think it is a myth, cause I ranked some .info domains over some .com domains.
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      • Profile picture of the author StoneWilson
        Originally Posted by Igirl View Post

        I also think it is a myth, cause I ranked some .info domains over some .com domains.
        Same here, I heard lots of people said .info domains not good, but I saw so many websites with .info domain got good rank recently. So maybe the domain is not the key point, pay more attention on contents and backlinks building, they will be helpful.
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  • Profile picture of the author Miroslav Chodak
    There is no way you can be penalized by Google for having a .org. In fact, currently exact-match .orgs enjoy a boost in Google.
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  • Profile picture of the author omegaeapen
    haha, this is a bad thread :p i am ranking all of my game site with tld .org pretty easily and very competitive kw too. I love .com and .org the best
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  • Profile picture of the author NestZone
    ...not until you dig deep, yo will never understand. Keywords are being traded upon and your site might just be a trade-off for the selected keyword and it might just be for a .org tld for selling amazon products.
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    • Profile picture of the author howinfo
      You got noting to worry about, whether you have .net .org .info .com or .biz they all rank the same. And also the original purpose for .org - organization or 'non profit' a as you said, nowdays it does not matter at all.
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      • Profile picture of the author wonderd
        okay great guys thanks
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        • Profile picture of the author paulgl
          How about this site: school-grants.org
          Sold for $80,000 on flippa.

          They sure have penalized wikipedia.org haven't they?

          Google could care less about the extension, unless country specific.

          And they don't give a dot org a boost either.

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  • Profile picture of the author thietkeweb
    I think Google will not punish you. I also met many similar cases but no one was fined by using the ORG website for business.
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  • Profile picture of the author Dresden14
    My primary site is a .org. I was ranking # 5; and got # 2 about a month and a half ago leading up until yesterday. Yesterday, i hit # 1. My domain also has a dash, looks like this wwww.keyword-one.org

    So I would say discrimination on .org's is invalid
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    • Profile picture of the author wonderd
      great I think the competition is a little to tuff anyways for what I was going for but it would be been a good idea
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  • Profile picture of the author Vincent1988
    No, .org domains are still usefull
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  • Profile picture of the author ericbthe1
    Yes you will be penalized, only if you don't put content lol. If that was the case that you had to be a non-profit then you would have to put in your non-profit id in when you bought the domain. There is not special code in Google algorithm. Time+load time +content+links+likes is the key for any domain.
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  • Profile picture of the author jmackenzie008
    .org is more useful and worth ones it will not get penalized
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  • Profile picture of the author atngoclan
    Originally Posted by wonderd View Post

    They say that .org domains are "non-profit". I have found a keyword I want to go for and make a online store out of to sell a amazon product but the only domain available is a .org Will I not rank as well in google if im selling amazon products on a .org domain?
    oh yes. google number one.
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