Gather .edu and .gov backlinks (enhanced)


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Sometime ago I wrote the article “Gather .edu and .gov backlinks” where I argued that, despite the lack of official documentation, most SEO experts agree that .edu and .gov backlinks do carry a higher value for search engines.

If you are looking to increase your search engine juice, therefore, it could be a good idea to collect some of those backlinks. On the article I described a simple search query that could be used to find blogs with .edu or .gov extensions: inurl:blog “keyword″

The only problem with that query is that it will return all the .edu blogs with the specified keyword, including the ones where comments are closed or where you must be logged in order to post a comment.

Using a couple of Google operators we can exclude those blogs from the results, making the whole process much more efficient. inurl:blog “comment” -”you must be logged in” -”posting closed” -”comment closed” “keyword”

Bear in mind that you should not post meaningless comments just for the sake of getting a backlink. Always try to add value and contribute to the discussion, otherwise you will just be polluting the blogosphere.

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79 Responses to “Gather .edu and .gov backlinks (enhanced)”

  • Chad

    I think an important thing to remember is to make sure you are commenting on blogs and such that have a relevance to your site.

  • denny

    hi guys.. thanks for usefull information

  • Rein Valdez

    Thank you very much for the enhanced version. It will greatly help me in my SEO activities. 🙂

  • Tom

    How do you use google to filter out the nofollow blogs?

  • Mike Hype

    This is awesome! Can’t wait to share it with my blog readers

  • Chris

    This is a great method. I’ve been using it with great success!

  • Celeb News

    Thanks for the information! I quit giving blogging tips awhile back. :

  • Mike

    Good site…Providing good techniques. Thanks

  • dmar9

    I just couldn’t work out how to get those sort backlinks. I was even thinking of forking out for sodtware, but this works sweet and can be applied so many different ways…

  • Alexandra

    Can I take part of your post to my blog?

  • Luna Vita

    hey.. after writing the comment.. i searched for the links using the info u had posted.. man U R GENIUS.. thanks.. nw i can get edu and gov baklinks… thanks dude.. God bless you and my pagerank

  • Luna Vita

    i would love to see my pr soaring with the help of edu/gov baklinks.. thanks for the info dude

  • Apply for a grant

    great article, I am gonna check these stuff

  • grants

    i agree with you david

  • Outsource Accounting

    Thanks for the tips

  • Games tutorials

    Thank you very much

  • DIYdavid

    I’m interested to know if anyone has got one this way. It is easy said than done.

  • Info Millionaire – G Allan Roberts

    This information has really help me thank you so much… I’m right at the tipping point of get my blog to number one in my niche. The edu and gov back links will help a lot.

    ~ G Allan Roberts

  • Hector

    I am looking for .edu and .gov links now. Anyone had any luck so far?

  • Creating A Business Plan

    Thanks for the tips – cheers

  • voip

    great instructions, thank you

  • Produit naturel

    Hi, thank you for you share..

    backlink from edu and gov is not easy to get but thank for this post

  • Tiger balm

    Where is the evidence that edu sites are much higher quality backlinks?
    Are you sure now, a .edu is better ?

  • baume du tigre


    Good post, I try but very difficult to find a good backlink in gov

  • Linda

    Great post for finding .edu and .gov backlinks. Thanks!

  • Windows Vista Themes For XP

    Thanks for the heads up. Just got 3 links from .edu approved. Will be interesting to see whether they make a difference or not.


  • meanfull

    thank you for you share!wonderful!

  • oto dizayn

    yes edu gov

  • Tiger balm


    Thank you, I try this morning a create 10 new links but I don’t know if ok or not 😉

  • Online shop

    Thank you very much for this

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