realmaverick - 7:46 pm on Jun 14, 2012 (gmt 0)
100%. Traffic never dipped during Panda refreshes.
The only dip the site has ever suffered, is from Penguin v1.0. Where there was an instant and drastic drop in traffic.
The SEO company worked on the .orgs link building in 2011.
The .org is the heart of the website. It's actually a very well known .org and a lifeline to a lot of people, so this drop if preventing tens of thousands of people, finding a much needed solution to their problem.
The products are secondary, and were created due to members demand for a cheaper solution to their problem. Because the owner didn't feel comfortable selling products on a .org, because it was initially setup as a non-profit organisation and didn't want to change that, the .com was setup to sell the products.
It probably all sounds a bit odd, but if you knew the site, it would likely all make a lot more sense.