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Do you think it's easier to rank a .edu domain name?

Discussion in 'Black Hat SEO' started by jon_xx_x, Oct 7, 2011.

  1. jon_xx_x

    jon_xx_x Jr. VIP Jr. VIP

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    Do you think it's easier to rank a .edu domain? Or do you think they just seem so powerful because they get so many backlinks?

    I have keyword.xxxxxx.edu, with ability to set up a whole site, do you think it would be easier to rank high compared to keyword.com?

    Opinions, please share.
     
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  3. DesignEx

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    I would say yes, but I'd also caution you that any money made off that site the University could always come after, so be careful.
     
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    Well it is a bit hard to answer as very few ppl could get a hand on a edu website.

    I would be tempted to answer yes they are more powerful ranking speaking as google should put more trust in them. Although, when as a internet user i don't see much edu websites when i'm browsing :/

    On the other hand, google seems to take into consideration the domain's extension espexially with .info. If they do so then they expect a related content to the extension.

    Such as info --> information, .net --> dealing with internet activities .org --> association

    So .edu they may expect for educational content, who knows :/

    SOrry i can't be more accurate than this.
     
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  5. jon_xx_x

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    Thanks. I know it's a tough subject, just looking for a general opinion.
    Thanks.
     
  6. Silverion

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    For all the students community .edu is the best.They always check domain names of that sort.It is a general notion amongst them.We should definitely aggrevate it.
     
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  7. Silverion

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    Keeping student community in mind and promoting your ads in wikipedia can help you a lot to rank edu domain name
     
  8. jon_xx_x

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    Good point about wiki, I'm sure they wouldn't think about removing those links.
     
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    Doorway pages are almost always on .edu domains.

    Look at the top 100 results for 'Cialis' and see how many are .edu
     
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    They are definitely easy to rank. A new subdomain isn't as good as a page on the main domain but it's better than nothing. There is trickle down trust from the main canonical domain IMHO and a trusted host is much more resilient to spam. There's a reason why so many spammers in the high $$$ pharma serps spend so much time hacking .edu's to use as parasite hosts.
     
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  12. jon_xx_x

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    Thanks. The main .edu domain isn't really that big with a lot of links, so that probably hurts a bit. Wonder if I could blast the shit out of it, and not get sandboxed lol
     
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    OFF: Do you mean aca****a.edu subdomain? They use to remove accounts pretty fast.

    And about topic: yes, it's easier to rank .edu, but your page can be removed anytime and you'll loose your time and efforts.

    I'll better stick with .com as moneysite and get links from .edu lol
     
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    I second you on that.

    OP: Don't waste time and effort building a site which you have no control of.

    Cheers,
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  15. nodup

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    its depends on if you have alot of students who will be coming to the site but you should be very careful the universities could come after you so if I were you I would stick to .com
     
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    I bought an edu email address from someone that allowed me to create edu blogs. The advice I received was to build 301 redirects to the edu blogs in the event they ever needed to be replaced - all the work I put in would not be wasted as you could redirect the link juice elsewhere.

    I recommend you follow the same advice.
     
  17. jon_xx_x

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    No, it's an actual .edu domain from a school. I have a few aca****.edu pages up, and they haven't been removed yet, been about six months.
    And yeah kinda worried about being removed even though they know what I'm doing.

    Thanks. I haven't done 301 in that method before and I'm worried google will catch it?

    I'm not going to make it a money site. I'm going to make it an info site, and hopefully put a few banners up, or atleast 'recommendations' for products.
    I hope I get some organic links to it as people will see it as an 'educational' site. I'm trying to make it very professional, references in the articles and everything.
    Shit even if it doesn't make money, satisfaction of knocking out my two big competitors would be enough lol.