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Anyone got better SERPs with .EDU backlinks?

Discussion in 'Link Development' started by andrej, Nov 2, 2007.

  1. #1
    I wonder if anyone of you was successful in getting .edu backlink(s) for your site? I would be glad to see a proof of how .edu backlink helped you to kick off your competitors in your site's SERPs.

    Also, I wonder what kind of .edu backlink should I get? What about a PR4 .edu blog posts? Are those good?
    SEMrush
     
    andrej, Nov 2, 2007 IP
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  2. Raithe

    Raithe Well-Known Member

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    I can give you a free PR2 .edu blog post.

    It will also be listed in two PR1 categories.

    Four .edu backlinks, one PR2, two PR1, for free! Just pm me the article.
     
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  3. Alexander the Great

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    I'm sure people have, otherwise we wouldn't be talking about them. However, they're not a sure thing by any means.

    A great many people think the benefit that's seen from .edu links is simply that many of the pages with this TLD are seen as authority sources of information, not because of the TLD, but because of the school they represent and the links they've attracted.
     
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    I tell you easy way to get .edu one way linkback for FREE. check my sig.
     
    KNEB, Nov 3, 2007 IP
  5. sultanofseo

    sultanofseo Notable Member

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    i think it used to be important before but not anymore. most of the EDU links are from the student pages on thier own blogs or forums. how those backlinks can be of more value than any other links?
     
    sultanofseo, Nov 5, 2007 IP
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    dddougal Well-Known Member

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    I agree, i think the emphasis is being slowly taken off incoming links from obvious sources.
     
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    I agree with you sultanofseo
     
    pankaj.sharma, Nov 5, 2007 IP
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    GreenGambler Well-Known Member

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    Yes, most of the backlinks that you can easily get would be from students or administrators that link to your page because it contains something they want to share.
     
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    qazu Well-Known Member

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    Wow! So nobody's got better SERPs from .edu backlinks then!
     
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    kewlchat Well-Known Member

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    One of the search terms that people use for my site i was like in 3rd but now im on page 2 and its a whole page of .edu spam links and when i click on the links then it says sorry page not found.. i dont see how they did that but its definatly somehting to .edu links cause they completely knocked me off page 1 with that.. and i dont wana report anyone but i might have too its so many..

    here is one of them for example... http://sfdm.ucf.edu/heritagealliance/duvalcarrie/_notes/.1/amateur_sex_chat.html

    here is the cache of it.. http://cc.msnscache.com/cache.aspx?q=72280939383174&mkt=en-US&lang=en-US&w=cd5ff23f&FORM=CVRE3 im not putting my site here or teh search term but its 2 pages full of edu links.. like this..messing me up.. id love to know how they do that and all of them are different links.. from different universitys but with .edu extentions..

    now thats purly spam or what.. and the page dont even show its just tons of them in the search results enough to knock me back to page 2 :( check it out go to msn search and put in that url and then click on the cached page and itll redirect you to another page ..:mad:

    how do they get links like that please show me!
     
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  11. Jim4767

    Jim4767 Prominent Member

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    I can't track down any SERPs effect, pro or con, from .edu links.

    But I do get some modest, steady traffic from a .edu link I have from an Ivy League university.
     
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    priyakochin Banned

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    Yeah I got better SERP for my sites with edu links.SE's give more consideration to edu links.
     
    priyakochin, Nov 6, 2007 IP
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    Jim4767 Prominent Member

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    I'm hoping that's true, and it is the "conventional wisdom". However, I've never seen any written or experimental proof. Anyone know of any such proof?
     
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    EDU/GOV link has no special value. Algorithm isn't based on domain extension, but on the link quality.

    Even Matt Cutts said somewhere, There's no special edu/gov boost.

    - DarkX
     
    DarkX, Nov 6, 2007 IP
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    kewlchat Well-Known Member

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    I should add that i havent seen it on google but on msn it does seem to have more boost..
    cause alot of the edu spam links seem to be high in the list..
    im sorry i didnt clairify that before darkx i ment on (msn not google)

    Anyway i wish i knew how i can get some? is what id like to know free i mean:D
    just 1 would be nice :D
     
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    I got 100s of edu links and not really any noticeable gain. One is a sitewide on an edu library and that one alone is a few hundred pages.

    Also have some Gov's and same deal, no big change.

    I have a theory about this whole thing that im testing, will have to wait and see. ;)
     
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    There seems to be some level of respect that is factored into a site that has EDU links.

    Having said that - the way any algo is designed - it is designed to weigh certain factors and that could easily be something like applying as an example .000083 for an EDU link versus .000072 for a non EDU link.

    SEOMoz has a tool http://www.seomoz.org/page-strength for evealuating Page Strenght.... and the analysis includes the number of EDU links.... so they count for something... Just not really known to what degree.
     
    AdzMan, Nov 7, 2007 IP
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