Can someone with CLASS tell me the difference between WORDPRESS.COM AND ORG?

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  • #349406

    airbrushdvds
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    I try to sign up for a frikken account on WordPress.org and it takes me to wordpress.com!!!!! Thanks.

    The blog I need help with is airbrushdvds.wordpress.com.

    #349640

    raincoaster
    Member
    #349641

    airbrushdvds
    Member

    Why are you so rude ot people?

    #349643

    raincoaster
    Member

    Because they ignore what I tell them. You. Are. In. The. Wrong. Forum. Nothing I could add along the “I’m sorry to negatively enhance your self-esteem” lines could change that in any way. You are in the wrong forum. We do not have plugins here. You cannot install plugins on a WordPress.com blog. You cannot use the All In One SEO Pack with a WordPress.com blog. The website linked to your name is not a WordPress.com site.

    You are in the wrong forum.

    #349650

    airbrushdvds
    Member

    http://airbrushdvds.wordpress.com/ this is my wordpress site… so I AM linked to wordpress..

    #349655

    raincoaster
    Member

    Ah. Why didn’t you say so? Then you cannot add plugins of any kind to your blog, nor google analytics either. As explained in that thread I gave you, plugins are for WordPress.org only.

    #349656

    membracid
    Member

    Then why are you asking about wordpress.org?

    #349658

    airbrushdvds
    Member

    thanks Rain.. perhaps we can start over? lol…. Im sorry man I am just mentally drained from this process. Please forgive m? lol…. so….. is wordpress.org even worth it?

    #349659

    raincoaster
    Member

    I don’t know. He’s been complaining for awhile now that Wp.org has forced him over to WP.com. But if he has had a WP.com blog all along, I don’t see why that would be a problem.

    #349660

    airbrushdvds
    Member

    All these people up on youtube embeddding plug-ins evidently are on wordpress.org with minimal support and a potentiality for their sites to go down blah blah blah? They say that SEO all in one pack adds adrenalien ot their sites.. etc.. ?

    #349661

    raincoaster
    Member

    Okay, fair enough.

    If your main purpose in blogging is to send everyone to your external site, then you will need to be at WordPress.org, because that’s against the terms of service here. If you’re dying to use those plugins, you’ll have to go to WP.org. But if all you want to do is blog, there’s no particular reason to go the independent .ORG route, and it’s much easier technically for you to stay here. Staff do all the maintenance.

    #349663

    raincoaster
    Member

    Besides, the SEO boost you’ll get at WP.COM pretty much outweighs the All in One SEO pack on an independent site. Just use categories and tags, no more than 12 on a post, and you’ll be doing better than you would at .org.

    Thanks for coming back and apologizing. I appreciate it. I’m not here to make people feel rotten, but I am quite capable of doing it. Now that we’ve got it all straightened out, we’re good.

    #349664

    airbrushdvds
    Member

    wp.org takes you to wp.com!! man clear this up for me.. I am getting mentally constipated now.. lol

    #349666

    raincoaster
    Member

    Okay, ignore .org! I don’t know why it’s sending you here, but your blog is a WP.com blog, so here is where you should be anyway.

    It could be that it’s recognizing your email when you sign in and automatically directing you here because it knows that email registered a WP.com blog? I don’t know. But that forum’s not relevant to this one, because our stuff works differently. Just ignore .org.

    #349667

    airbrushdvds
    Member

    Thanks rain.. you totally rule.. one last question.. when I go into my stats.. it says that no search engines have sent any hits… any suggestions? Thanks bud. :)

    #349668

    raincoaster
    Member

    It’s a little early yet. It can take Google up to six weeks to index a site. Just keep posting and they’ll catch up. You can go to Google Blogsearch and Ping them and they’ll look over your site; also, the more links to other people you have, the faster search engines will find you. And the more links from other people to yours.

    One last bit of advice: change the link on your Profile under Website to your WP.com blog. It would have saved a lot of time! And that way you don’t have to keep posting the link when you ask a question.

    #349672

    airbrushdvds
    Member

    Thanks Rain.. I wanted your opinion on this comment about pinging Google blogsearch.. it deviates fro mwhat you said ( up to 6 weeks) etc. .thanks Rain.

    Quote:

    I’ve launched a number of new sites lately in an effort to test different theories. Most but not all of them have been based on WordPress as I can launch a new site with a few pages of content within an hour.

    With these site launches I have noticed some interesting patterns. All of them which I set to ping Google blog search were spidered within minutes and the site was in their index within days. On the sites which I did not ping Google, the sites took weeks to get indexed, even when I pointed strong links towards them.

    WebmasterWorld has a thread where some people are noticing similar patterns on more established sites. They claim to have posts from established blogs in the index within hours, not days.

    The only negative side affect I can find has to do with supplemental results. These where brand new sites, most with only a single link from a forum post. So even though the sites where indexed at warp speed, within a week many of the pages went supplemental. This probably won’t be a problem for established sites or sites that actively link build from the start.

    This could even be adapted for non blog content. I believe most CMS software has some form of ping system addon these days. If not, you could always have it added yourself.

    #349745

    raincoaster
    Member

    I read that at the time. It’s more or less what I already said: Google takes some time to index you. You can speed up the process by registering at Technorati and Google Blogsearch and pinging manually to start it off, but pinging software is built in to WP.com so you don’t normally have to worry about it.

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