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EDU links?

Discussion in 'Black Hat SEO' started by data84, May 5, 2010.

  1. data84

    data84 Junior Member

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    Is it good to get as many EDU links to your website as possible even if they are no follow and completely unrelated to your topic?
     
  2. Sir_Night

    Sir_Night Registered Member

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    i think it is good.because google trusts edu and gov.
     
  3. homenet

    homenet Power Member

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    Yes, edu and gov links are good, the reason for this is because generally edu and gov links will naturally receive a lot of incoming links from other sites due to the nature of the site.
     
  4. halfpoint

    halfpoint Regular Member

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    I honestly believe that the whole .edu/.gov authority is a perpetuated myth. I'm yet to see any significant results based purely on those types of links.

    However, just because they aren't more valuable than other TLD's doesn't mean you shouldn't get them. So, to answer your question, yes, get them.
     
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  5. kez1000

    kez1000 Supreme Member

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    me i just build links from everywhere from edu to pr n/a to pr 10 some ancor tx some not...just build build build.
     
  6. wickid12

    wickid12 Regular Member

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    The .edu and .gov thing is not a "myth". You can read about it yourself on the google blog. The only problem is that people get the .edu and .gov links via super saturated methods that Google has put on blacklist (blog commenting) and will hurt your search engine ranks. I've ranked for great (some impossible) keywords because I have master accounts at various .edu domains.

    Soon I will be releasing software that uses my master account to create custom pages where you can create backlinks on these .edu and .gov pages that I have personally used. It should be out released in one week. You can PM if you are interested in the software and everyone that PM's me I will send the link to purchase on the release date.
     
  7. Micallef

    Micallef Supreme Member

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    1. Google cannot and does not "blacklist" blog commenting. It wants to, but the bot is not yet sophisticated enough to disqualify most links originating in a blog comment.

    2. Blog commenting cannot hurt your rankings because of the threat of competitor sabotage. The furthest Google will go in 95% of cases is disqualify the link.

    3. I have come across a lot of .edu and .gov sites where you can do more than leave comments - for example wikis and other editable pages. I've been able to create many of my own pages on harvard.edu, yale.edu etc. While I am sure the links are effective, they do not seem to be very much more effective than regular links. This comes from many months experience in getting these links and seeing what effect they have.
     
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  8. wickid12

    wickid12 Regular Member

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    You'd be surprised if you knew a hint about real SEO :D. But the SEO I'm talking about costs money to learn. I teach it on my forum ($1000) and Brad (Exec VIP) teaches it on his forum ($500).