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Is it possible to rank above an .gov domain?

Discussion in 'Black Hat SEO' started by eatmoreleek, Feb 27, 2012.

  1. eatmoreleek

    eatmoreleek Newbie

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    Hey,

    I did some keyword research today and found a good keyword. The problem now is that the site #1 in the serps is an .gov domain. I read that edu/gov backlinks are better than normal links for ranking, so now i'm curious if it's possible to outrank an edu/gov domain.

    Some additional info:

    domain age is 15 years and the site has about 2500 backlinks

    If it's possible is it worth trying it ?!
     
  2. Gyuman82

    Gyuman82 Jr. VIP Jr. VIP Premium Member

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    Yes it is possible.

    It really depends though on whether or not the .gov site is relevant to the keyword that you are targeting.

    If it is highly relevant I don't think you will be able to outrank it.

    However often .gov/.edu sites are there just because it's Google's best answer to the search query.

    So I guess the answer to your question is "it depends".
     
  3. mirrorer

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    Yes it is,i have done it ;)
     
  4. SuperNoobInc

    SuperNoobInc Regular Member

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    I am wondering the same, I am trying to rank over a .edu site with a hell lot of "backlinks to the domain", but very minimal to page.

    Does that mean its not that tough afterall?