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What to do with a .edu?

Discussion in 'Black Hat SEO' started by gmail05, Sep 15, 2008.

  1. gmail05

    gmail05 Newbie

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    I was given a .edu subdomain in the form of: http://word.word.word.edu
    Its not the greatest url in the world but from what I have read a .edu can be useful. I've been throwing ideas around but haven't been able to decide how to get the most out of my newly acquired domain.

    I would appreciate some suggestions of what I should do with it, or to let me know if I'm overestimating the value of the domain. Thanks
     
  2. goawayplease

    goawayplease Regular Member

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    EDUs are generally useful in that they are considered topical authorities and sources of trust. EDUs are generally a restricted registration, and tend to be, well... relevant and trustworthy.

    An EDU would be a great place to host some content that is pretty legit and relevant for linking to other "relevant" sites in need of a Trust boost. Creating some kind of data hub might be a good way to go.
     
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  3. steelwave

    steelwave Newbie

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    i agree with goawayplease ... your best bet is to put quality content on there and use it as one of your resources for backlinks ..

    i know others would be tempated to use it as a parasite host, however i think long term benefits of having a .edu to drop links would outweigh short term benefits of ranking for 'buy viagra'
     
  4. Eglobalmoguls

    Eglobalmoguls Jr. VIP Jr. VIP Premium Member

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    I would love to host my parasites on that edu? No just joking edus is a good ad on to your methods of building links. EDU's is always good and if you check out harros's methods of building links this is one part of the program to successful link buildilng. And he hit it head on as i have been doing this for a while...
     
  5. DeskCoder

    DeskCoder Regular Member

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    Make it into a Viagra site ...
     
  6. Eglobalmoguls

    Eglobalmoguls Jr. VIP Jr. VIP Premium Member

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    I second that... Viagra or cialis.....
     
  7. l30p0ld0

    l30p0ld0 Registered Member

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    Maybe you could spin some education-themed PLR articles and put it on that website.

    just my $0.02
     
  8. PaperChase

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    Make it an article site. Charge people to post articles on the site. Let them include 2 links or something.
     
  9. cashcow

    cashcow Junior Member

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    I second PaperChase on article site