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proof of the value of .edu links

Discussion in 'Link Building' started by outsidethesquare, Sep 30, 2010.

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  1. outsidethesquare

    outsidethesquare Regular Member

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    Okay, so some people around here and other forums still maintain the attitude that .edu links are no more valuable than a link of the same PR from any other tld.

    Here is a website:
    http://muski.org

    It has a total of 13 inbound links to the entire domain, all to the index page.

    All of these 13 links are from PR n/a or pr 0 except for one, which is from a PR5 .edu.au page.

    This one link has made http://www.muski.org PR4 instantly.

    http://siteexplorer.search.yahoo.com/advsearch?p=http://muski.org/&bwm=i&bwmo=d&bwmf=u

    Just thought it was an interesting bit of proof for anyone that still doubts whether or not Google values these links as highly as everyone seems to think.
     
  2. OdinSeo

    OdinSeo Junior Member

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    The site has been live for 10 years. I think even without back links its 150+ unique content pages will make google give it PR4 for good.
    Beside this page:
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    http://siteexplorer.search.yahoo.com/search?p=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.sports.unimelb.edu.au%2Fclubs%2Fski.html&bwmf=u&bwmo=d&bwm=i
    doesn't has any back link and it still PR5. How do you explain that? Back link count is not the only factor for PR rating.
     
  3. No1here

    No1here Regular Member

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    Interesting for sure. I had always thought that .edu links do carry a lot of weight and I guess your example kind of proves that.

    I need to fire up SB and start submitting links to good .edu blogs along with pushing hard on other links then just the homepage of a site.

    I'm starting to rank well for some long tail keywords without using SB on those pages but I'm sure I can rank even higher with more of my pages with a well planned SB campaign.

    Thanks for posting this.
     
  4. SimoGTR

    SimoGTR Junior Member

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    You should test your method on a new domain and see how long it take to get it to a PR4 :D
     
  5. thevil

    thevil Junior Member

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    Its not the edu link, its the PR of the AU link. .edu.au are not true edu's, just country code top level domains.

    And its getting alot of trust because its listed in dmoz and has a 10 year history.
     
  6. outsidethesquare

    outsidethesquare Regular Member

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    .edu.au is a .edu link as .edu.au is restricted by the same rules as .edu just the Australian equivalent. same as .gov.au are still counted as as trustworthy as .gov links because they are still government links.

    EDIT: Also, the high PR of it's internal pages would be because it is linked to by the high PR homepage, and is on the same domain as it.