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What makes .edu profile links so important?

Discussion in 'Black Hat SEO' started by Klonop73, Sep 1, 2011.

  1. Klonop73

    Klonop73 Newbie

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    Hey,

    I'm sorry for my skepticism, but I just don't understand what makes profile links on high PR .edu domains so powerful.

    The page that your backlink will be on is freshly created, with no PR, so in essence the PR is useless (well not totally of course) but it really decreases the value of the backlink. Yes .EDU is worth more weight than a normal backlink, but does the extension in itself justify the higher price that is asked for edu profile links?

    Thanks!
     
  2. everythingred

    everythingred Jr. VIP Jr. VIP Premium Member

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    In my opinion, no, it didn't do fuck all for my site. But everyone is different, it works for some people apparently but I won't be using profile services anymore. Search engines don't even index forum profiles most of the time. I used Lindexed and Linklicious and still nothing in terms of getting it noticed.
     
  3. stonecold316

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    That they are .edu
     
  4. TNphoneman

    TNphoneman Senior Member

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    It is the pr of the domain that is the biggest factor. Works the same for other tld's as well. I beg to differ about the forum profiles. I bought a package from BigBuddy that moved my site from 9 to 4 with 25 links.

    It is more about moderation than anything else, a little of this type, a little of that type and pretty soon you have a cowboy stew of link types.
     
  5. dragondani

    dragondani Junior Member

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    Well not all .EDu profiles are the same, but imagine that you get a profile from a big university or some important and well know institution that has a great site, it has and incredible power!

    PR is not the value that´s indicate the power of a site is other valur called "trustRank" and some of these .EDU has an enormous value in that factor.

    But not all .EDU or .GOV site has a good reputation at the eyes of google and services like linkindexed not always make this profiles are indexed so if you get some of these valuable profile links, yo have toi take care to index by yourself.
     
  6. Bross

    Bross Senior Member

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    Nothing.

    They are as important as yesterdays weather.
     
  7. m1985nehal

    m1985nehal Newbie

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    quality backlinks
     
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    doiframe2 Newbie

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    It is important in a way that you are liable because of your background. You can gain their trust.
     
  9. natorob

    natorob Junior Member

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    Is Google even giving that much juice to these edu backlinks any more after the Panda update?

    Don't know; continue mixing them up and add some gov links as well.
     
  10. FireTheWild

    FireTheWild Power Member

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    I had the same question. It's all about the quality of the links.
     
  11. dgaubatz

    dgaubatz Newbie

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    I think it is more than just how big the main page is, but also what is the age/pr of where your link will be on the site, with most .edu it will be a profile links and i don't think they are very good, you would have to get the .edu link on a more popular page of the site.
     
  12. martyjohnstone89

    martyjohnstone89 Newbie

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    I agree with this. For the most part my sites that do well have a little bit of everything and mixing in some profile links and/or .edu with other stuff has helped me outrank. I have seen sites that rank based on mostly forum profiles, for example. Then when I get the same links they have, plus my other link types including the links that I control, and combine that with the links of other competitors, I win.

    I could study 3 different high ranking competitors and find 3 ( or more) different strategies and link types.

    I find a lot of people completely dismiss certain types of links while I personally have ranked using links that were supposedly obsolete around 2004 or earlier. There is a lot of misinformation and certain things are more hyped than others. The thing that has worked best for me is researching, testing, doing, and finding out for myself.