by seeyou
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.Com or .Org which one do you consider more appeal. I was discussing with some college on appalling domain name for internet marketing and email marketing.

Some say they will click on the .org than the .com. While some just prefer .com just for popularity.

I have personally been watching the area of SEO. The .org is more placed above .com just like .edu and .gov.

So guys please what is your input? Why will you go for .com or .org?
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  • Profile picture of the author beasty513
    Either one would do.

    I would go with the .com TLD just because of people's familiarity

    with it already plus .com is the most popular.
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  • Profile picture of the author onSubie
    .com is for commercial entities. .org is for non-commercial entities.

    Other factors besides the TLD extension influence SEO.

    As domain names are used up people turn to other extensions. If domainname.com and domainname.org are gone, try domainname.net - or domainname.me, or domainname.biz or domainname.guru.

    What extensions were designed for and how they are actually used are two different things.

    You haven't been watching SEO very well if you think Google ranks .org over .com. You also seem to think that .gov and .edu get an SEO boost. I don't know where you get your SEO ideas.
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    • Profile picture of the author paulgl
      Originally Posted by onSubie View Post

      .com is for commercial entities. .org is for non-commercial entities.
      Hmmmm. Perhaps 20 years ago...but not today, or at least for the past 19...

      TLD, US-based, like com, org, net, etc. have no bearing on SEO whatsover.

      Even a plethora of country TLDs have been opened up to the free world.
      Like .be, .me, .co, etc.

      Makes no difference in 2014.

      I have no idea why people think others like clicking on a .com. In 2014,
      everyone is familiar with virtually every TLD commonly used under the sun.

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    • Profile picture of the author seeyou
      Originally Posted by onSubie View Post

      .com is for commercial entities. .org is for non-commercial entities.

      Other factors besides the TLD extension influence SEO.

      As domain names are used up people turn to other extensions. If domainname.com and domainname.org are gone, try domainname.net - or domainname.me, or domainname.biz or domainname.guru.

      What extensions were designed for and how they are actually used are two different things.

      You haven't been watching SEO very well if you think Google ranks .org over .com. You also seem to think that .gov and .edu get an SEO boost. I don't know where you get your SEO ideas.
      Thanks for your input. I really appreciate it. SEO is both on site and off site. 90% off site and 10% on site.

      During any SEO campaign backlinks, inbound links, link wheel, link tree etc are employed. The .gov and .edu backlinks is a plus to ranking either in google, bing or yahoo.

      I have been ranking for years for clients and the .gov or .edu links are a good plus.
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  • Profile picture of the author AskAnAffiliate
    Hi,

    You need to figure out what is your purpose. .COM is a company while .ORG is an organization. Many charities would use .ORG because they represent a non-profit.

    .COM is much more recognized so I would stick with that. People when typing always try to find a website by typing in a .COM extension before any other.
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    • Profile picture of the author paulgl
      Originally Posted by AskAnAffiliate View Post

      Hi,

      You need to figure out what is your purpose. .COM is a company while .ORG is an organization. Many charities would use .ORG because they represent a non-profit.
      Come on people. This is 2014 for pete's sake!

      .org for organizations went out with the Pontiac Aztek...

      Now it's used by website owners, thinking they can trick someone
      into thinking their website is something that it's not.

      The world is so much smarter than that.

      Organization of the people...craigslist.org! ROTFLMAO!

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    • Profile picture of the author seeyou
      Originally Posted by AskAnAffiliate View Post

      Hi,

      You need to figure out what is your purpose. .COM is a company while .ORG is an organization. Many charities would use .ORG because they represent a non-profit.

      .COM is much more recognized so I would stick with that. People when typing always try to find a website by typing in a .COM extension before any other.
      Thanks you made a very strong point here. The .org and .com. But now a days internet marketers tend to use it to drive sales and some insist on having one for commercial purpose. I have had such experience in the past where a client was straighten blunt "I want a .org domain TLD for this project".

      Thanks once more for your input.
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  • Profile picture of the author AskAnAffiliate
    Hi,

    Your right...but I was just quoting from where it originated..."The domain extension was originally created for non-profits"

    Anyway, times have changed and your right that people have gotten alot more smarter. With that said...I always like using .COM because thats the extension I always write when searching a website I heard of.

    For example, when I heard of Facebook I typed Facebook.com not Facebook.org

    Anyway, in regards to preference stick with whats well known if you have a choice.
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    • Profile picture of the author paulgl
      wordpress.org would be quite an "organization." Organization
      of the biggest group of webspammers...

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      • Profile picture of the author nettiapina
        Originally Posted by paulgl View Post

        wordpress.org would be quite an "organization." Organization
        of the biggest group of webspammers...
        Umm... Did you really meant to use that domain in your rant? I don't get the webspam reference, and there's nothing about that in the thread. WordPress Foundation seems like a good example of an actual organization.
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        • Profile picture of the author paulgl
          Originally Posted by nettiapina View Post

          Umm... Did you really meant to use that domain in your rant? I don't get the webspam reference, and there's nothing about that in the thread. WordPress Foundation seems like a good example of an actual organization.
          ROTFLMAO! I missed that! It fits to a tee. Like wordpress is some great,
          charitable, organization! Sure it is.....it has helped webmasters all over
          the world spam and create junk like there's no tomorrow!

          With your definition, anything is an "organization." Exactly why the
          .org was opened up to the masses.

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          • Profile picture of the author nettiapina
            Originally Posted by paulgl View Post

            ROTFLMAO! I missed that! It fits to a tee. Like wordpress is some great,
            charitable, organization! Sure it is.....it has helped webmasters all over
            the world spam and create junk like there's no tomorrow!
            You're blaming a tool for its popularity and the behaviour of users. Do you also rail against tire irons because someone somewhere has whipped a human being with one?

            If there was no WordPress those spammers who use it would use some other CMS. And actually they often do because WordPress doesn't fit that many use cases. These small and easy-to-use CMSes have democratized web publishing by putting Joe Sixpack at the helm so there's going to be complications along the way.

            My definition of an organization is one that actually makes sense. It's a group of people who want to advance a goal, mostly work for free, and want to have a legal entity to manage the intellectual properties. What was it that you wanted to discuss about that? Their goal isn't one that you find grand enough?
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            What's your excuse?
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  • Profile picture of the author Chosen2013
    I would go for .com rather than any other TLD.
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  • For SEO purposes, either .com or .org is fine. However, if you wish to sell your site in the future, then I suggest having a .com website.
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    • Profile picture of the author paulgl
      Originally Posted by strategic seo services View Post

      For SEO purposes, either .com or .org is fine. However, if you wish to sell your site in the future, then I suggest having a .com website.
      That makes no sense and proves you are one crazy bot.

      I wonder how much thepiratebay.se would sell for. I'll tell you what.
      A whole lot more than any of your dot coms, that's for dang sure.

      And you have absolutely never heard of .me, I suppose. Talk about
      selling...that .me was the biggest land grab in the history of extensions.
      Oh well. Just keep being in the dark.

      2014 is almost half over....and some of you are still just half in the present.

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    • Profile picture of the author seeyou
      Originally Posted by strategic seo services View Post

      For SEO purposes, either .com or .org is fine. However, if you wish to sell your site in the future, then I suggest having a .com website.
      I disagree with you on the issue of .com website sells. It depends on the value and content of the website.
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  • Profile picture of the author Advertising
    You really cannot go wrong with .com 99.9% of the time. There are certain causes and niches where a .org could give an psychological advantage. A good example would be something like SaveTheWhales, which would work better as a .org rather than .com

    In my honest opinion.
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  • Profile picture of the author Henney
    blaiming wordpress for that is counter evolutionary atomic energy is also used in good and bad solutions and nobody blames, atoms itself for that.
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  • Profile picture of the author duancanho
    i think: .com > .net > .org > .info
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