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I have started a new laptop repair website and have seen a few of my competitors have (BLEG) edu and gov backlinks.How do i get these backlinks?
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  • Profile picture of the author Andyhenry
    Don't worry about it - they don't make much difference anyway.

    They'll be getting them by spamming blogs that aren't locked down by those sites.

    Just work on getting your site well branded and get your customers to spread the word.

    You can probably find plenty of computer repair subjects to do articles and press releases from and with a little bit of video marketing and a well-optimised local business listing you should be able to beat almost anyone in your area.

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    • Profile picture of the author Alexa Smith
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      Originally Posted by Andyhenry View Post

      Don't worry about it - they don't make much difference anyway.

      They'll be getting them by spamming blogs that aren't locked down by those sites.
      This ^^^^ exactly.

      .edu backlinks aren't worth any more just because they're .edu backlinks, for all the reasons explained here.

      Originally Posted by Andyhenry View Post

      Just work on getting your site well branded and get your customers to spread the word.

      You can probably find plenty of computer repair subjects to do articles and press releases from and with a little bit of video marketing and a well-optimised local business listing you should be able to beat almost anyone in your area.
      This ^^^^ exactly.

      Think in terms of quality and relevance, and establishing a reputation for your business and your site based on quality and relevance, and don't worry about mass non-context-relevant backlinks which will have very little SEO value for you anyway.

      Good luck!
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      • Profile picture of the author zmorris
        I'm not sure about the details in your business exactly, but if you're looking for local customers then getting on Google Places can bring in a ton of customers. Get some good reviews of your business on there and you instantly have a high spot on Google. Plus, people always want to know where the nearest laptop repair place is so they will check Google Maps.
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  • Profile picture of the author majikz10
    Thanks very much just that market was showing red for edu/gov backlinks therfore i thought one of the thing i would have to do is get more then them.Sorry i am new to all this been learning over the last 2 months.Understand clearly about on page seo but off page really still confuses me i dont get how i go about getting backlinks for my laptop repair site.Do i just view my competitors backlings and copy or what? Cheers
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    • Profile picture of the author Andyhenry
      Originally Posted by majikz10 View Post

      i dont get how i go about getting backlinks for my laptop repair site.Do i just view my competitors backlings and copy or what? Cheers
      Nooo...... It sounds like they're just link spamming.

      You'll beat them much easier just by doing things the right way and using your head rather than being lazy like they are.

      You can get THOUSANDS of links quickly and easily just by doing a few press releases, doing a few videos, writing a few articles, hooking up with businesses and events in your area.

      The last thing you want to do is copy your competitors.
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      • Profile picture of the author ezlegion
        Hi majikz10,
        Good luck with your new venture buddy.
        You going for local work or further afield? I presume local initially as the logistics of sending/receiving laptops could be a headache.

        It's good to check out how your competitors do their thing, quick way to learn what's going on

        In addition to seo - think offline. If you are going for local work there must be some sort of government run computer/internet course near to you, (they're all over the place especially in these straightened times). Go introduce yourself - hell become a volunteer! This will net you astonishing amounts of work, get some cards done and hand them out like a newbie hands out compliments!

        Drop me a pm to let me know how you go on
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    • Profile picture of the author Alexa Smith
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      Originally Posted by majikz10 View Post

      Do i just view my competitors backlings and copy or what?
      Noooo ... from what you say, it sounds like they're not too clued up. You can do much better than that, just by concentrating on quality and relevance. Get your name about (with a link) in contextually/geographically relevant places.
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  • Profile picture of the author kursat
    Stay safe and in the good books with the big G.

    Article marketing, forum posting, blog commenting and social media marketing(youtube,facebook etc) are the best way to get backlinks.

    Also forgotten the Press Releases.

    You can outsource all this if you have the $ if not work slowly and build it up in time.
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  • Profile picture of the author majikz10
    Thanks very much everyone some great info here Thankyou.
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  • Profile picture of the author majikz10
    Tried to Pm you Ezlegion but onlt have 10 post counts need 5 more lol
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  • Profile picture of the author Limekwat
    As everyone else said, don't worry about the .edu backlinks. Chances are they're not authority sites and therefore won't help them out at all. Keep building up your site with regularly updated original content and don't forget to engage your visitors!
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  • Profile picture of the author majikz10
    Also how do i go about a press release?
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    • Profile picture of the author andrewkar
      Backlinks are important. It's voting system. Get some edu and gov backlinks because they will give your website more importance in G's eyes. I have one month old website with only eight backlins and have already PR 1 (one of the backlinks is edu and is related to my topic!).

      Just pay someone for few RELATED edu or gov backlinks and then focus on your content and internal linking.
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      Do what you want to do!
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      • Profile picture of the author Domenic Carlson
        Beyond whether or not to worry about .edu backlinks, why are you worried about backlinks? If you're just starting this business, I'd do the local (instant) SEO, but skip other aspects of SEO because it's such a long-term strategy. Instead, do some highly targeted offline marketing, maybe some smart, small-scale PPC. Something that brings in customers, puts money in your pocket, and can generate good testimonials that will help you sell more later.
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