Tip on getting .Edu backlinks for free!

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You have probably heard that .edu sites carry a lot of weight in the link juice division. I have seen a few back link packages floating around that promise you PR 6 to PR 9 back links from .edu sites.
If you roll up your sleeves a bit you can get them for free. Here is how: Got to Free EDU Blog Finder | How to Get EDU Backlinks | Edu Links Seo and use their tool to find .edu blogs to leave your link. Also make sure to download the Firefox plugin SeoQuake - seo toolbar, plugin, seo extension for Mozilla Firefox. This will let you see which .edu sites have the highest PR in a blink of an eye.
Happy back linking
#backlinks #free #tip
  • Profile picture of the author Fallen_Angel
    Good informative post, glad I stumbled upon it
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  • Profile picture of the author theteach
    Thanks! This is fantastic! This is great for everyone, especially for my education website.
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  • Profile picture of the author juniorbiz
    Good stuff man, reminds me of do-follow diver, except for .edu websites.

    Thanks for the resource!
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    • Profile picture of the author bravo75
      You just have to watch out with SEOquake not to overdo it because Google will see it as automated queries and put a stop to it.
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  • Profile picture of the author thebitbotdotcom
    Interesting. I will try it. Thanks.
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  • Profile picture of the author l23bc
    Bravo Cheers kidda

    I have been thinkng on were to find these sites as soon as i have been using the packets you mentioned alot of them in a coming weeks the sites seem to disable the links and it was a waste of time and money

    Im off to have a look
    cheers mate
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  • Profile picture of the author growclicks
    AWESOME! If any of you guys don't know, .edu's are HUGE for pagerank influence.
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  • Profile picture of the author Sheryl Polomka
    Wow, that's a great tool, thanks for sharing. Edu backlinks are so helpful but I've found quite hard to come by, this tool will definitely get well used.
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  • Profile picture of the author Ilya Feynberg
    Thank you for this! I can see this as useful in more ways than one!
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  • Profile picture of the author AvidAZ
    Cool tool. Although you have to find good blogs that allow commenting, this helps. Thanks
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  • Profile picture of the author TommyBussey
    Great post @bravo75!

    Here's another method for getting .edu and .gov backlinks.

    Go to Google.com and use the following search query:

    site:.edu inurl:blog "post a comment" - "keyword"

    Replace "keyword" with whatever your keyword is that you're trying to rank for (keep the quotes around it). If you're looking for .gov's then replace the .edu with .gov (i.e. site:.gov inurl:blog "post a comment" - "keyword")

    I wrote a blog post about Google Search Operators on my agency's blog a few days ago, you can read the whole blog post here: THAT Web Design Agency Blog | Web Design and Web Marketing

    Thanks again!



    Live with passion,

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  • Profile picture of the author NiyazK
    nice we get a lot of blogs.. but most of them appear nofollow
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    • Profile picture of the author bravo75
      To much emphasis is put on dofollow and nofollw if a lot of the top SEO guys are to be believed. No follow links still get crawled.
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    • Profile picture of the author TommyBussey
      Originally Posted by NiyazK View Post

      nice we get a lot of blogs.. but most of them appear nofollow
      Most of them will be "nofollow" but don't get too caught up on that. You should still go for "nofollow" links for 2 reasons:

      1) It is natural to have them.

      2) Google has announced that they were no longer going to adhere to the nofollow and arbitrarily give "link juice" from them as they think webmasters should be managing whom they are linking too. (This info was shared with me by an SEO veteran, Dori Friend.)
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  • Profile picture of the author NiyazK
    thats better news Tom. I was unaware about it. I only used them sometimes 1 out of 10 links so that they look natural. Its pretty nice then . We can find lots of nofollows
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  • Profile picture of the author mattfranklin
    Wow, excellent post! Thanks very much--great information.
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  • Profile picture of the author PerfectedWeb
    I am a bit skeptical as to whether or not those .edu links carry that much of weight and can really help you escalate the search engines rankings.

    Nonetheless, excellent post! Thanks!
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  • Profile picture of the author johnhoefer
    Nice post. Good resource
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  • Profile picture of the author bravo75
    I got to #1 in Google for the keyword free consoles in pages from Canada using this method. It works and it's free. Try it!
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  • Profile picture of the author sterday
    Wow, Cool man, I have paid some $$ to get .edu websites before, and also i started searching after sometime with some specific keywords.

    But this one is really awesome, Thank you for the share mate. .
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  • Profile picture of the author Scott Rankin
    Here's another method that's helpful:

    1) Use Market Samurai To Look Up Your Competition
    2) Almost Always Someone Will Have Edu Links
    3) Go To Their Source
    4) 90% Of The Time You Can Get The Same Link

    This can take up quiet a bit of time and that's why going through the WSO Section is so helpful where you can get ready made packets.
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  • Profile picture of the author GaryHarvey
    Much appreciated.

    Especially when you use SEOquake to sort your results
    in order of PageRank. There are a tiny little arrow in
    the sort row.

    Gary
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  • Profile picture of the author cbpayne
    Originally Posted by bravo75 View Post

    You have probably heard that .edu sites carry a lot of weight in the link juice division.
    You heard wrong. They don't carry anymore weight. See the Matt Cutts video
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  • Profile picture of the author baccifinejewelry
    Thanks for this tool. I will try to use that one.
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  • Profile picture of the author timpears
    You mention using SEOQuake to see the page rank in the search. I have that running on my browser. I have read that you can sort the search results with SEOQuake, but I have not been able to figure out how to do it. I see the word 'sort' at the top left of the results, but it is just a word, not a cliclable item.

    Any suggestions on how to sort the SERP results by the PR rank?
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  • Profile picture of the author GaryHarvey
    Tim, to the right of the word Sort: you will
    see several pairs of tiny arrows. Up arrows
    and down arrows. Find the pair next to
    the letters PR and click the down pointing
    arrow. Or the up pointing arrow. That
    sorts the SERPs for you.

    Yes?
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  • Profile picture of the author GaryHarvey
    I should mention that SEOquake has 2
    thingies.

    1, a toolbar

    2, the one we're talking about here which
    adds a line of data under each Google
    listing on the search results page.

    Gary
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  • Profile picture of the author Underground SEO
    Nice post, going to try this out asap.
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  • Profile picture of the author seoforu
    vow..thanks a lot for sharing this with us.
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  • Profile picture of the author BH_Winchester
    An excellent tool thank you so much for sharing it - I suppose the one thing to watch out for though is the "Google Dance" that sometimes leads to you being de-indexed/sandboxed if your backlinks rise to fast especially comparatively to your traffic
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  • Profile picture of the author bravo75
    Edu backlinks or not, high PR forum posts push websites up the Google ladder.
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    • Profile picture of the author cbpayne
      Originally Posted by bravo75 View Post

      high PR forum posts push websites up the Google ladder.
      Really? Want to explain where you actually get high PR forums posts? 99.9999% of forum posts are on PR0 pages. PR is per page, NOT per site.
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      • Profile picture of the author bravo75
        Well, 99.9999% of people don't understand the complex world of Google algorithms either, including me. Fact is though, high ranking sites will get crawled more often than flash in the pan sites and inner pages with high PR forums with your sig URL will also get noticed and algorithmically categorized as being of some importance. Therefore pushing up your PR.

        You will find simplicity in even the most complex of subject matters.

        Originally Posted by cbpayne View Post

        Really? Want to explain where you actually get high PR forums posts? 99.9999% of forum posts are on PR0 pages. PR is per page, NOT per site.
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  • Profile picture of the author Marko Vel
    Really great and useful post, thanks for sharing
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