Finding Good .edu Backlinks is Easier Than You Think

Posted on November 17th, 2011. Written by JudderMan.

Finding good .edu backlinks is a long and drawn-out activity that has people frustrated and on the verge of giving up day-in, day-out. Why do us marketers look for .edu backlinks? Because Google loves them. Google, and other search engines, see .edu and .gov sites as being highly respected and trustworthy sites. If you’re minion of a blog manages to have a few .edu backlinks pointing at it, Google will notice it more, its spiders will crawl all over it like an army of ants to a pile of sugar, and in most cases, help your site sprint up the search engine results pages.

As mentioned, finding good .edu backlinks is incredibly difficult but that doesn’t mean you should give up. There are millions of marketers who have hundreds of websites that have been doing the same thing as you. They might be more successful in finding the elusive .edu sites that allows backlinks, and better yet Do Follow backlinks, so you can add a link and give some weightiness to your site. As there are billions of websites floating around cyber-space, there are billions of things Google and the other search engines have to look at. If your little website has a link from a site that is regarded highly by Google, then your site will receive some credibility.

So, how do you go about finding good .edu backlinks? Well, you could start by using a footprint in the search engines such as This tells the search engine you want to find a site that has a domain ending in edu. Of course, you’re not the first person to try that and there will be millions of sites come up but many won’t allow links or the ability to sign-in. So, you can add in footprints such as “blog” or “Log in / create account”, to try and find those sites that will allow you to add a link.

This, obviously, takes a long time and you could quite easily be making the most of your time. You could search around for days on end, trying new footprints, going through reams of sites and only to find one or two sites. What is a much better way of finding good .edu backlinks is to buy a list. As said, people all over the world are trying to do the same thing you’re doing and they might have had more success, have more tools to scrape sites and have a team of workers as opposed to your lonely pair of hands. Buying a list of .edu links or having someone add your backlinks to their private .edu list is one of the easiest ways of getting quick backlinks that add serious weight to your linking campaign.

So, when you’re looking at ways of finding good .edu backlinks stop working yourself into the ground and start snapping up other people’s lists. In many cases, you can smash your competitors out of the way, even high PR authority sites, with a few well-placed, strategic .edu backlinks.

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8 Responses »

  1. The right search in Google to find .edu websites where you can get backlinks is: “post a comment”
    In this way, you only get the website that allows comments.
    Hope that helps

  2. my way to find these sites on google is this I hope will work [ inurl:blog ”post a comment” -“comments are closed” ]

  3. I do not thoughts paying a bit of for quality. I want the evaluations to crawlable by search engines like google and yahoo, and if potential I would like the plugin to do some IP monitoring…

  4. I usually go for this: “ inurl:blog [my targeted keyword]”

    ..hope that helps the readers! :)

  5. The google formula is based in the quantity and quality of backlinks that a site have. So, it´s very important to get backlinks from these websites. I use this formule: inurl:blog “post a comment” -”comments closed” -”you must be logged in” “backlinks”

  6. The right search in Google to find .edu websites where you can get backlinks is: “post a comment”
    In this way, you only get the website that allows comments.
    Hope that helps

  7. Seems that the seller has not logged in for some time :( Any other good ones you guys recommend? Right now google is favoring the contextual :P

  8. I found that this works still on google search inurl:blog “post a comment” -”comments closed” -”you must be logged in” “REPLACE USING DESIRED KEYWORD”