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.Edu/Gov Backlinks

Discussion in 'Black Hat SEO' started by e2274964, Jun 30, 2013.

  1. e2274964

    e2274964 Registered Member

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    How effective would you say .EDU/.GOV backlinks are in the grand scheme of things? Forum profiles and .EDU blog posts specifically? In passing, I recall someone saying a PR0 .EDU link is equivalent to a regular PR3 link? Can someone chime in on this? Is anyone using these backlinks in their linking strategies? Thanks in advance.
     
  2. IceDragon88

    IceDragon88 Newbie

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    I'm curious about this as well...
     
  3. onlinebizph

    onlinebizph Newbie

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    if you have those quality links specially on their homepage you can leverage on link building
     
  4. Ash2012

    Ash2012 Regular Member

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    This is classic comparing apples to oranges situation. It's not that straight-forward. You really need to define what you're measuring first or you're chasing shadows. If you're talking about SERP ranks then you already know there are loads of factors to consider, if you're thinking "the value of a link according to the search algo(s)" then you still have to consider Domain authority, Page authority, Domain Rank, Page Rank just as a basic plus quite a few other considerations, so it really isn't that simple.
    I'm going to guess that you'll be disappointed to hear that, and just want a really straight and simple figure to work with, but I hate to continue the disappointment but comparing PR isn't the answer.

    However - if you're asking a different question which is "how good are .edu & .gov links for ranking?" they are chuffing-well excellent !
     
  5. tony_d

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    If you believe what Matt Cutts says, they're treated the same as any other link. If you believe my experience, they make a big difference :)
     
  6. e2274964

    e2274964 Registered Member

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    I meant the latter. I was referring to how well they correspond for ranking KWs. Just wanted to hear some experience from SEOs who've used said link types before to rank.


    I appreciate all responses thus far though.