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.edu profile backlinks - professional?

Discussion in 'White Hat SEO' started by appliedscience, Apr 12, 2011.

  1. appliedscience

    appliedscience Regular Member

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    I'm wondering if someone has an example of what a profile link from .edu websites looks like (i.e. screen shot)? I need to keep SEO professional for a client website, I feel some links from .edu sites will help give the site the boost it needs, but unsure of the quality in appearance and reputation they would bring back on the client website...

    thanks for any help
     
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    your kidding right? why would it look any different from any other link?
     
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    Not know much of this, but I find it useful to take a look at backlinks of others successful sites. ;) This way you increase your chances of having your backlink indexed, without the need to spam your properties. ;)

    Hope it helps.

    Cheers
     
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    With edu profiles I usually add a little bit of info relevant to my site within the about me section and just straight up link to my site with keyword anchors. Throw up a picture or avatar to make it look more legit and maybe bang out a comment or two on some threads (no backlinks)

    ok scratch the following, reread the post.
    ok ok I gotcha now, you want to see what kind of comments get approved correct? I have a pretty high success rate with this one. Its not rocket science though. I thoroughly read the post first thing. If I can add something useful at that point I go for it. One trick I use though is to look for a reference to a book or article in the post. Then I go find that and grab a quote from it and include it in my comment. You just have to see what kind of comments are already being approved though and follow suite. If no one else is using keywords you shouldn't either. I get about a 80% approval rate by taking my time with it.
     
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  5. appliedscience

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    That's great thanks. I didn't actually think of that purely because the links would be outsourced and auto-created, ordering a few hundred of these then going through them manually to make changes would be extremely time-consuming, but it seems to be a perfect way to make the link more professional.

    I'm not really looking at commenting at this time, I'm looking to make the SEO as automated as possible. I did .edu backlinking manually once, using a service which picked up .edu sites with my keywords. After about 3hours and 10 good comments related to the topic, I probably only got 2-3 backlinks after approval which accepted hyperlinking. Definitely not doing that again.

    Are .edu profile links created as part of a forum profile or a members area profile? What's the profile actually for when on .edu sites?