1. This website uses cookies to improve service and provide a tailored user experience. By using this site, you agree to this use. See our Cookie Policy.
    Dismiss Notice

Does Scholarship EDU Method Work in 2019?

Discussion in 'Black Hat SEO' started by Focused99, Nov 8, 2019.

  1. Focused99

    Focused99 Jr. VIP Jr. VIP Premium Member

    Joined:
    May 12, 2019
    Messages:
    143
    Likes Received:
    230
    Gender:
    Male
    What's up, guys. Just wondering if anyone here who's experienced could help me out.

    Does the scholarship method still work in 2019, or does Google now consider it spam?

    It seems like a great way to boost your rankings and overall trust with Google, but then again, if it's something completely unrelated, it might end up hurting you.

    What are your thoughts?
     
  2. ritafairclough

    ritafairclough Power Member

    Joined:
    Apr 7, 2009
    Messages:
    660
    Likes Received:
    267
    I also thought these links would be high on the Google radar.

    But if you look at the uni sites and check the sites that are using this promotion method, many are ranking very highly and have a good selection of high authority links so I dont know...

    Maybe do a test on a site that's not your main money maker?
     
  3. Focused99

    Focused99 Jr. VIP Jr. VIP Premium Member

    Joined:
    May 12, 2019
    Messages:
    143
    Likes Received:
    230
    Gender:
    Male
    That's the thing, is a lot of really big sites are doing quite well with this method, so I think as long as you have a diverse and high quality back link profile, it should probably help
     
  4. armur

    armur Jr. VIP Jr. VIP

    Joined:
    Jul 20, 2017
    Messages:
    322
    Likes Received:
    148
    Occupation:
    Seducing Readers
    Home Page:
    • Thanks Thanks x 1
  5. Focused99

    Focused99 Jr. VIP Jr. VIP Premium Member

    Joined:
    May 12, 2019
    Messages:
    143
    Likes Received:
    230
    Gender:
    Male
    Basically you have a page on your website that says you'll give students a $500 scholarship or something, if they submit an article on a certain topic and it gets approved.

    Then, someone reaches out to universities, and they link back to your page. So you get a ton of EDU high DA links that power your domain's rankings.
     
  6. Mr Positive

    Mr Positive Jr. VIP Jr. VIP

    Joined:
    Mar 30, 2018
    Messages:
    3,054
    Likes Received:
    1,183
    Gender:
    Male
    Occupation:
    If you need an extensive review I’m your guy.
    Location:
    I Post Reviews under 12 Hours
    Home Page:
    I think this method is yet working well, but you need to do it well and not make it look spammy
     
    • Thanks Thanks x 1
  7. Backlinked

    Backlinked Jr. VIP Jr. VIP

    Joined:
    Aug 5, 2010
    Messages:
    492
    Likes Received:
    151
    Occupation:
    Bullshit Artist
    Location:
    /Internet
    Yes, and it will always work.
     
  8. phoenix9

    phoenix9 Power Member

    Joined:
    May 30, 2012
    Messages:
    598
    Likes Received:
    216
    Yes it still works.

    But like every working method that get abused, google will catch it up soon.
     
  9. armur

    armur Jr. VIP Jr. VIP

    Joined:
    Jul 20, 2017
    Messages:
    322
    Likes Received:
    148
    Occupation:
    Seducing Readers
    Home Page:
    Wow, that's a neat way to acquire links :) Thanks a lot for explaining mate!

    Cheers! :)
     
    • Thanks Thanks x 1
  10. Focused99

    Focused99 Jr. VIP Jr. VIP Premium Member

    Joined:
    May 12, 2019
    Messages:
    143
    Likes Received:
    230
    Gender:
    Male
    I don't know if I agree with this. Google isn't going to deindex your site for one thing, it's a number of things.

    Also, it's pretty common for people to offer scholarships. I think if you ONLY have scholarship links, and like 5,000 GSA spam backlinks then yeah, you'll probably get deindexed.

    But, if you have a bunch of high TF and high DA posts from RELEVANT niche sites, and your site is good, I can't see how it would hurt rankings.

    Then again, I'm trying it out right now as we speak, so will be reporting the results back. I'm using @BuildMoreLinks service, hoping to get good results. Will keep you guys posted.
     
  11. Meddie

    Meddie Jr. VIP Jr. VIP

    Joined:
    Jan 6, 2015
    Messages:
    4,479
    Likes Received:
    4,469
    Occupation:
    Sticky as a Gecko
    Location:
    Dacian Kingdom
    Home Page:
    It is good for diversity but on some scholarship pages, you will see 100-200 links on the same page which looks very suspicious by default, even if is from a big edu domain. Personally I would use a scholarship for an old site with a good profile but not on young ones.
     
    • Thanks Thanks x 1