Google Says EDU Links Are Not Better Links

Jan 29, 2008 • 7:41 am | comments (42) by twitter Google+ | Filed Under Link Building Tips & SEO

Googler, JohnMu, wrote in a Google Groups thread that links from EDU domains are not in itself better links than .com or .net links. John said:

In general, I would like to add that no, backlinks from .EDU domains generally do not get "additional credibility from Google"

I believe this may be one of the first times we have official confirmation in writing from a Google representative that EDU links are not anymore valuable then other types of links.

Here are some of our past articles on EDU links:

Forum discussion at Google Groups.

Previous story: Confirmed: Google Position 6 Penalty Being Reversed
blog comments powered by Disqus