So Easy to Get .Gov and .Edu Backlinks for SEO!

By 30-10-2012   BloggingSEO

Is it so easy to buy .gov backlinks and .edu backlinks for better SEO?  It well known that .edu and .gov backlinks are great for SEO and are considered to carry good weightage with search engine rankings in terms of authority linking to your site. Usually it is very difficult to get backlinks from .edu and .gov sites … but then it does not seem so difficult either.

Several websites offer freelancers tasks who can do this for as cheap as $5! I was surprised to find that .edu and .gov backlinks are being sold easily!

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There are hundreds of sellers willing to get you hundreds of dofollow backlinks on high PR sites with your targeted keywords (in pyramids, triangles or Angela /Paul styles – whatever that means!), with confirmed reports for you to check them out too. Many are top sellers indicative that people do actually buy these links, and it is a flourishing business.

Are 50 edu links in 1 day really useful? If you browse the comments you realize some of these gigs can create hundreds of  .edu backlinks, but I am sure Google will surely flag sites which gain hundreds of such links in a short time. Its difficult to get one .gov links and getting hundreds of them screams spam. Its best to create great content and such sites will naturally linkback to your amazing content.

Where do they create .edu .gov links? Some common strategies these gigs use to get you links are – edit content on wikis (remember good wikis are heavily moderated for spam), blogrolls (sitewide links are considered differently by Google),  forum profiles (Most forum profiles are blocked by robots.txt, and new users moderated), blog comments (which are usually nofollowed), create multiple blogs (which have no PR or might not be indexed yet, and can be moderated for spam).

Be warned: Getting .edu and .gov backlinks is normally difficult because if a government or university site links back to your site, you must be a great online resource and therefore Search engines consider it a strong vote for your site. Link buying is considered a bad practice by search engines as it seems as an attempt to manipulate and trick their algorithm. So beware and do not get trapped in link buying –  you might never be able to reverse the link profile if you get hit by a Google penalty (though the Google link disavow tool is now there).

Note: We do not engage in any form of of link buying. 

37 comments on “So Easy to Get .Gov and .Edu Backlinks for SEO!

  1. Albert Albs says:

    People looking for Cheap SEO or want to become a successful in overnight will definitely buy these gigs. It is not recommended and they will get the punishment from Google.

    • Michael Williams says:

      Mother Google can be a woman scorned if you mess with her in ‘inappropriate ways’ like building links too fast and doing it content that is not relevant to your web pages. It’s hard work and I don’t suggest short cuts…just me though.

  2. Hezi says:

    Well, I don’t think it is easy to get an .edu or .gov link from blogs or any other authority sites. Obviously, the links that these guys from fiverr aren’t gonna help your website nor help your reputation. I am pretty sure the links they will give/offer are just bunch of trash.

  3. Steve says:

    I wish I could get .gov and .edu link back but it is really hard! Thank God for your advice not to get into link buying. If I had done this, my site would have gotten worse.

  4. James Boyd says:

    Is this safe? Google even penalized its own browser for buying links.

  5. PrIyAnGsHu says:

    Buying tons of such .gov and .edu links really get us banned from the search engines. So it’s better not to buy backlinks for our sites, especially from Fiverr.

  6. facbook vcc says:

    I wish I could get.I am new in SEO .i agree whit you.

  7. bestfreewareonline says:

    very nice
    thank you

  8. Jonathan says:

    Backlinks from .edu and .gov are of course perfectly legitimate for the right reasons. There are plenty of these domains discussing all sorts of topics, some of them niche and long tail and could well fall into your area of expertise.

    Basically if you are ADDING something valuable to a discussion and genuinely contributing content, you will not get penalised. It’s not true to say all backlinks from these sites are treated as spam – that would dismiss those that add proper value to the discussion.

    Google is now rewarding social mention and relevant content far more than before – so cut out the short cuts and concentrate on being part of the community and adding good content.

    I personally contribute to many .edu sites and have never been penalised – ‘quality’ over ‘quantity’. It’s not the number of backlinks now; it’s the quality and relevance of the links.

  9. My website "Bail Bonds" says:

    I came across this page trying to buy back links but after reading what you just posted it isn’t worth getting banned by google for a short period of being on top. In the long run you can make it there with good content and good “On Page” SEO.

  10. Shailesh Tripathi says:

    Yea, Its nice post on how to create backlinks and considering too that Google may ban your site. Thanks for share!

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