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.edu just not approving

Discussion in 'Link Building' started by zmoney, Oct 26, 2011.

  1. zmoney

    zmoney Senior Member

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    I am in a health field, site has zero links except like 6 social bookmarking sites where I bookmarked 5 pages each and pinged em. Last week I commented on 20 .edu blogs that are exact matches for my topic, left great responses, no spammy stuff with my name "Rob" as the anchor text (name field).

    Its one week later, I bookmarked them all and check on them, only 1 approved my post and that one had my url stripped out of it.

    Seriously? That was a lot of work, and zip from it.

    What the hell? Is that how .edu blog owners are all the time? Can't say i've ever really tried to get high pr links like that before.

    I'm concerned too because I used my name for the name field for all blog posts I do, so it wont appear spammy. So, in reality, I have no anchor text backlinks that will be relevant too my site.

    Doing it all manual, this is kind of a let down. My site has no ads on it, well written posts, nice looking theme. And nothing to show. Its an authority type site(will be) that I'm setting up for years of use, so I do not want to do any "blasting" or whatever on it.

    ~Rob. :(
     
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  2. homenet

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    That sucks, but you live and you learn. What is your health site about? Is it a blatent thin affiliate site? If so webmasters are unlikely to approve your comments. Manual blog commenting can be frustrating and I never go for that approach unless they are auto approve. I'm sure people have some success with writing long meaningful comments that get approved but it's always a risk.

    My advice would be to find some related auto approve blogs preferably without any spam - there are plenty out there.
     
  3. zmoney

    zmoney Senior Member

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    I can't say the niche, but no, the site looks like a wiki or something, no spam no ads or anything like that(bait and switch ;)). Hmm, I haven't tried to "look" for auto approved, I'll look up how to do that for a bit, Just when I hear the words "auto approve", I think of spammed to hell blogs, so never really looked...

    ~Rob.
     
  4. homenet

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    Some blogs are unmonitored and your comments will just sit there forever
    Some webmasters wont accept any type of comment with a link in

    Sounds like you came across quite an unlucky batch to only get 1 approved (which removed your link anyway).

    There are still plenty of gems to be found. I use a mixture of custom footprints (find less conventional blog platforms that accept links in comments) and Y! Site explorer plus scrapebox.
     
  5. ThunderC

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    most of the moderated edu blogs, won't approve your comment if you have a link anywhere in there, because to them it looks like you are posting to get the link on their page, and not to actually contribute, even if your reply is on topic...
     
  6. SEOWhizz

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    edu blog commenting WSO's have been on sale recently - the latest hot seller.

    A lot of this stuff will get spammed to death and deleted by mods. If the links are relatively easy to get they have little value.
     
  7. wowhaxor

    wowhaxor Executive VIP Premium Member

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    You need to find a good .EDU list, the vast majority will never approve you and it is quite time consuming to find your own.
     
  8. dowser

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    What I'm lately finding is that the best edu (and any for that matter, you can use it for gov or high PR sites as well) are those that are AA with a captcha. Sure, it's more work to find them and comment (if you don't want to get decaptcha service), but they stick much better. Finding the right footprint is a real challenge, though...
     
  9. macchiavelli

    macchiavelli Junior Member Premium Member

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    The thing that bothers me the most about .edu backlinks is that the good ones require time to approve your comments.

    The crappy ones such as .edu.ru have no problem approving your comment ASAP.