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I can't believe it. I got 2 .EDU backlinks for free!

Discussion in 'White Hat SEO' started by hockmasm, Mar 20, 2014.

  1. hockmasm

    hockmasm Regular Member

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    Let me ask you this... how powerful are .EDU backlinks that are coming from these two sources?


    1. A college's library website. Example. library.college.edu/long-url-string-with-numbers
    2. A professor's personal page. Example. college.edu/~professor/his-resources-page

    Once i get an answer I'll tell you how i got them.
     
  2. sashablack

    sashablack Elite Member

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    They are powerful lol :) now how you get them?
     
  3. soldiertheworld

    soldiertheworld Newbie

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    If you got them already and you got a ranking boost, you would know how powerful they may be. If you cannot get your pages to move up on serps with these links, they I doubt they would carry much weight. Do the pages have PR at all?
     
  4. T2tkid

    T2tkid Jr. VIP Jr. VIP Premium Member

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    Powerful enough to push your website up the serp a bit... Now can you tell how you get them :p
     
  5. Techxan

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    EDU links are just like every other kind of link. There is nothing special about them.

    The value of that link will depend on the quality and authority of the website it comes from.

    The reason .EDU links are usually good a link is that colleges have all sorts of high authority links pointing to them. The alumni almost always post a link from their business sites to their alma mater, and researchers are always quoting other educators work.

    If this link is from Harvard, it will have a LOT more authority than if it is from San Jacinto Jr. College. The fact that it is an EDU link is irrelevant.
     
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  7. hockmasm

    hockmasm Regular Member

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    ok. i just checked the page ranks.

    College Library Stats:

    the page the link is on is PR0
    the main page of the library where its located, guides.library.college.edu = PR2
    the url with just library.college.edu = PR6

    Professor Resource Stats:
    the page the link is on is PR2. it is college.edu/directory/~professor/file.html
    the professor main page = PR3
    the url with just college.edu = PR6

    So what does that mean for me? Are these good links or are they weak especially the first one with PR0 on the page I am on.


    THE SECRET TO HOW I GOT THEM:

    I couldn't believe, but all I did was email the library staff and professor and asked! No lie. I have an authority type of site with good articles and they agreed to post it for me with my main target keyword as the hyperlink.

    However, I did email about 50 colleges/professors all together.
     
  8. Techxan

    Techxan Elite Member

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    These are both average links, if they are related to your niche, maybe decent links.
     
  9. prlinkssale

    prlinkssale Jr. VIP Jr. VIP Premium Member

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    Nice .. .edu site back links are good to site. there are many sites to get back link from .edu..

    Keep Going and get good back links to ur site
     
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    SquirlyNutz Power Member

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    You won't notice any big change with only 2 edu links.
     
  11. bcklnks6

    bcklnks6 Regular Member

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    both are powerful how you get this?
     
  12. pazocean

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    Well, I guess the second link is not that bad.

    But it's not viable to get links like that (even its PR2/3) unless you know how to automate this.
     
  13. goviralads

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    This are fair good links, but you won't be noticing much change in rankings with just 2 of them, try to get your hands on even more quality links :)
     
  14. tg01

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    Many universities and colleges offer blogs / guest posts and the ability to gain links to their students, so long as the quality exists. In the UK quite a few offer hosted blogs so long as the content is relevant.
     
  15. jollyman

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    When it matches your niche. Yup, edu backlinks are really good in ranking your site. Since, edu links are of higher authority, search engine gives higher priority to edu links. The more links you get from authority sites helps you better ranking in search engine.
    Even its good you want to check with the quality of site before linking to it. Because, it may be linked to some bad sites..