Does getting backlinks on .edu sites really help your rankings? I have always read they did, then I stumbled on this today from Google. I know they are not going to tell you the truth on what works - but has anyone put any real research into this? Googler, JohnMu, wrote in a Google Groups thread that links from EDU domains are not in itself better links than .com or .net links. John said: In general, I would like to add that no, backlinks from .EDU domains generally do not get "additional credibility from Google"