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.edu links helpful?

Discussion in 'Link Development' started by elemints, Oct 1, 2008.

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    After reading how helpful .edu links are, I read an article stating that G no longer values these links more than any other. What kind of weight do these links carry these days?:confused:
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    elemints, Oct 1, 2008 IP
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  2. zurpit.com

    zurpit.com Peon

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    well usually the .edu sites have authority and have high pr so they are good if you can get a back link from them, but it has nothing to do with the domain extension.
     
    zurpit.com, Oct 1, 2008 IP
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    AngelaE8654 Active Member

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    So they say... ;)
     
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    Thanks guys, you know I really appreciate you taking the time to reply. I read somewhere that links tagged to student blogs hosted on university websites are a decent source for links. Are they any better than a Free Directory, even with no PR?
     
    elemints, Oct 2, 2008 IP
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    i think so
     
    Steven Mhlongo, Oct 2, 2008 IP
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    i don't believe unless google considers it, the article represents thoughts of writer not google.
     
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    That's correct.
    If Google announce than it will be confirmed that it still gives considerations to .edu links or not.
     
    www.rapidvectorseo.com, Oct 2, 2008 IP
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    It depends, but I would take a link to a .com relevant site with high pr any day.
     
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    mixke Prominent Member

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    Different people have different opinions on EDU links. I, for one, have seen no change in rankings 'just because' of edu links.
     
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    Google can give value of the links if your site is relevant to them or your site has a purpose to link with.
     
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    My conclusion for now is that .edu links can make a huge difference if it's on a page that is relevant, has good pagerank (4+), and is considered an authority. A tag on a student blog, next to a hundred other tags, with irrelevant content, and no PR isn't a much better than one in a free directory. I will take it for what its worth... about a penny, just another link. A dime a dozen...:cool:
     
    elemints, Oct 2, 2008 IP