Are .edu links worth getting?

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Do they help your backlink diversity?

Anyone knows?

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  • Profile picture of the author MikeFriedman
    Of course not
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  • Profile picture of the author Kevin Maguire
    A followed hompage link from Stanford, UCLA, Harvard, NYU, etc.. certainly will. But the .edu links that you are talking about certainly won't.
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  • Profile picture of the author Ben Acharyaa
    To be honest i'd take 50 links coming from nytimes, bbc and huffington post over 50 links coming from 50 different edu blogs. Screw this backlink diversity and shit, if google thinks 50 links from random crap edu blogs is better than links coming from nytimes then google can go f*** itself. Think about the amount of traffic these authority sites are gonna send to my site, that alone is enough for me to choose authority over diversity.
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    • Profile picture of the author Kevin Maguire
      Originally Posted by Ben Acharyaa View Post

      To be honest i'd take 50 links coming from nytimes, bbc and huffington post over 50 links coming from 50 different edu blogs. Screw this backlink diversity and shit, if google thinks 50 links from random crap edu blogs is better than links coming from nytimes then google can go f*** itself. Think about the amount of traffic these authority sites are gonna send to my site, that alone is enough for me to choose authority over diversity.
      FOX News is plugged into Disqus. You can get no-follow links from them all day if you want.

      Susssh don't tell anyone.
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      • Profile picture of the author Ben Acharyaa
        Originally Posted by Kevin Maguire View Post

        FOX News is plugged into Disqus. You can get no-follow links from them all day if you want.

        Susssh don't tell anyone.
        Lol ^^^ a $49 WSO worthy information.
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      • Profile picture of the author tanmay92
        Originally Posted by Kevin Maguire View Post

        FOX News is plugged into Disqus. You can get no-follow links from them all day if you want.

        Susssh don't tell anyone.
        woa! wait! r u srs ?
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  • Profile picture of the author BennyP
    .edu links are only decent if they are placed on a .edu site as a resource reference. For example, real estate sites get a lot of .edu listings under the student accommodation parts of the site, as students look for places to rent. Blog comment edu's are pointless. Besides there are many other normal sites that give a higher authority.
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  • Profile picture of the author Hrkjds
    Google is not considering .edu backlinks as valuable one now-a-days..
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  • Profile picture of the author danielcollins
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  • Profile picture of the author andresonm
    Rather than getting .edu links, these days contextual links help a lot. Write more and more about your niche and share with your readers on various platforms and via guest posts - such links have more value than .edu links due to content relevancy.

    Anyhow, if you are able to get a link from an .edu which has your theme content - that would be helpful too.
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  • Profile picture of the author alinathomas
    hello,
    in my opinion .edu link works but relevancy also matters.
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