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.gov and .edu backlinks

Discussion in 'Link Building' started by outsidethesquare, Sep 27, 2010.

  1. outsidethesquare

    outsidethesquare Regular Member

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    Just a quick question about .gov and .edu backlinks..

    Are .gov.au, .edu.au, .gov.nz, .edu.nz, .gov.bb, .edu.bb, ... , etc still counted as gov and edu backlinks by Google?
    Or do they hold no more authority than a regular page of the same PR?

    Thanks.
     
  2. krzysiekz

    krzysiekz Senior Member

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    I believe a gov.xx or edu.xx is better, most gov and edu's will have something on the end anyway?
     
  3. OdinSeo

    OdinSeo Junior Member

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    Yep! google do recognize them as education and government website.
    There are going on discussions regarding power of .edu and .gov back links. However as in my experiences .edu and .gov back links do push ranking faster than normal back link with the same PR.
     
  4. OdinSeo

    OdinSeo Junior Member

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    .EDU and .GOV are for US .AC.UK for UK Education. Other .edu.xx and .gov.xx are for other countries.
     
  5. moonlighsunligh

    moonlighsunligh Jr. VIP Jr. VIP Premium Member

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    there is also ac.xx for other countries.
     
  6. Nihilist

    Nihilist Registered Member

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    No extra weight, according to the big G.

    Ref: Matt Cutts
     
  7. moremoney

    moremoney Junior Member

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    To be fair even if they do carry more weight I highly doubt Google will ever disclose this as it would be a green light for spammers.
     
  8. iseegreen

    iseegreen Power Member

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    my sites that have them - appear to rank better than those that do not

    but like anything just focussing on these alone is probably a bad thing

    definately need a balance.
     
  9. BigBuddy

    BigBuddy Account Under Review

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    I don't believe mattcutts, as I know a site ranking high with less edu links than the site which has more than thousands of backlinks.
     
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    Rwh909r Newbie

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    that just means that the sites that has 1000+ links probably has 1000+ crap links that arent as valuable. Im not saying that the EDU or GOV are more valuable then any other valuable link, just that any time you see a site with 1000's of links ranking poorly, its usually due to poor backlinks from un trusted or non-authority sites or paid directories or something else that google doesnt give any value to.

    Quality over Quantity. Its simple and will always win out.
     
  11. adward

    adward Power Member

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    It's quite hard to have 100 backlinks from EDU and GOV. 1000 backlinks from PR4-9 are easier. Anyway, I still think that you need both Quality and Quantity to win the game.
     
  12. freeport2008

    freeport2008 Junior Member Premium Member

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    Matt Cutts is a lair, he came up with nofollow once and then turned it up side down soon after.Many things he says is just to full webmasters that try to game SE.
     
  13. ajushi

    ajushi Registered Member

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    hi, you mean nofollow links still has linkjuice value?
     
  14. iwizard

    iwizard Newbie

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    How do you get edu and gov backlink? any specific tutorial that can help finding it? Thanks
     
  15. CyrusVirus

    CyrusVirus BANNED BANNED Premium Member

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    Yes, .edu. Whatever
    is still trusted as a EDU domain..

    i wonder if edu.com is taken or gov.com is taken. now i gotta go check,
    seriously though, EDU or GOV . anything is recognized as a EDU or GOV url, so take advantage of it and get as many backlinks as you can think
     
  16. tpaolo

    tpaolo Regular Member

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    don't give a shit of what Matt Cutts says
     
  17. outsidethesquare

    outsidethesquare Regular Member

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    Cheers guys, I gotta agree.. I don't think it's matt's place to be commenting there or that he even knows
     
  18. sholing

    sholing Junior Member

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    I would say .edu are 10 times better than ordinary blog with good page rank....
     
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    Very nice. accetable terms.
     
  20. teachme

    teachme Newbie

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    i believe they count as edu and gov