Foreign .edu websites with country codes?

Discussion in 'Black Hat SEO' started by gjcontent, Dec 6, 2012.

  1. gjcontent

    gjcontent Registered Member

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    Doing research for keywords and I found a site that is .edu.hk, is this even a legit .edu website or not? and would Google still treat any backlinks from it as it would a regular .edu? (probably not right?)
     
  2. topdown

    topdown Junior Member

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    The .edu is usually obtained by US institutions, but it can also be obtained by international ones (I don't know the exact procedure). It doesn't matter if it's .edu / .edu.xx / .com / .org as long as the website represents an educational institution(university, high school, etc), you should be going for the authority of that website not for its tld.

    Hope that helps
     
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