How To Get .edu Backlinks For Free

If you are a blogger then you must be aware of the importance of having atleast one .edu backlink for your blog. If you are not aware of what .edu backlink can do for you then I am explaining it here and in this post I am going to tell you how to search for .edu sites which allows you to comment and by that way, you can earn a valuable backlink for your blog. I hope you will like it as usual !

First thing first. Well, .edu is a domain which can be owned only by the education institute so they are not in a bunch like .com domains. Normally, .edu have better PR and search engine rankings so getting a backlink from those blogs can get you too a high PR and a better search engine rankings.

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Due to spammers, some of the sites having .edu domain has decided to make their links nofollow instead of dofollow. So try your luck ! πŸ™‚ Below I am showing you the method of searching Google for .edu sites which allows you to comment on their articles in which you can include an HTML code with a link to your site.

Find the right sites

It is not always enough for you to know about any of the college, university or a school blog which has an .edu domain. So you should know what exactly you want and how to search for it. Below is the first command to have a simple list of .edu sites. Goto Google and perform a search.

site:.edu inurl:blog

Focusing on good blogs

Our aim is to have only those results in search which allows us to comment. Blogs on .edu sites which doesn’t allow us to comment are useless for us so we will have to narrow down the search only to those which blogs allow to post a comment to it. Use the line below and perform a search.

site:.edu inurl:blog “post a comment”

Removing useless blogs

Now after getting a result of blogs which allows you to comment on their post, you will need to remove all those blogs and articles on which the comments have been closed or not allowed after several days. You will also need to remove al those blogs which can allow comments only if you are logged in. So now copy the below line and perform a search.

site:.edu inurl:blog β€œpost a comment” -”comments closed” -”you must be logged in”

Finding the right niche

Now after performing the search from the above point, you will need to find the right niche as per your site or blog you own so that you get a proper backlink traffic. This will get you some targetted traffic as per SEO and also earn you a backlink. Use the line given below and perform the search and you will get the final result.

site:.edu inurl:blog “post a comment” -“comments closed” -“you must be logged in” “seo”

You can replace the word “seo” as per your need.

Leaving a comment

After getting the result and selecting the blog article of your niche, its time to leave a comment there. You will need to act a bit wisely here. You will have to leave a sensible comment as per the article topic. Writing just one line with your blog link might not help you getting your comment approved. So be sensible in leaving a comment.

Well, this is all you have to do to get an .edu backlink for your blog and believe me, it can create wonders for your blog if you succeed in getting couple of backlinks from a blog which has higher pagerank ! Wish you all the best πŸ™‚

Please leave a word of appreciation if I have helped you and you have liked this post. Cheers πŸ™‚

184 Comments


  1. This is brilliant and method can apply to all domain names for finding other blogs in same niche/topic for leaving comments. Too bad you can't filter based on -"rel=nofollow" to list only dofollow blogs. Not sure if that will work since its in the underlying HTML of the page.

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    1. exactly ! that is the main problem and hurdle. I wish I could find a way to remove the sites which has nofollow attribute from search results ! πŸ˜›

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    2. After we got a nice list of those posts, a little work to verify if a blog is dofollow or not worth taking pain of, isn't it? A blowser plugins can be of help, but we must open those sites before we can know if it is dofollow or not. It would be great if there exists an extension that indicates in search results like stumble upon can add its data to google search result.
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  2. Hi Rahul. Thank you for sharing this tip. I've always wondered how if there's a way to get exposed to edu domains because the usual backlinks are normally from .com sites. I didn't realize though that edu domains in most cases have a high pagerank. This is good stuff.

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    1. Thanks for the appreciation πŸ™‚ Yes, If you notice the fact that .edu sites almost always have high PR ! because they are limited only to educational institutes and they get backlinks from everywhere πŸ™‚

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  3. Great article Rahul! You seem to really research your Posts!

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    1. Yes sir ! I never write about topics which I am not aware of and which I can't research on πŸ™‚

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    1. Thank you ! yes, I'm now quite familiar to google search πŸ˜€ Will write more about that later πŸ™‚

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  4. Excellent idea, simple and concrete! Thanks for sharing it and I'll put in my pending tasks πŸ™‚
    Anyway, I think edu sites with good PRs DO or not follow, is an interesting link. Stumbled this post also.

    Cheers,

    Gera

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    1. Yes, you are absolutely right. Its good even if its a nofollow but as a human, we never get satisfied and we will surely need a dofollow links πŸ˜€ haha thanks for the kind words and shares πŸ™‚

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  5. Wow. I guess this is my first visit to your blog and found something interesting. You are right, it would have been great if we can find dofollow links.

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  6. Hey Rahul, I Liked the post very much, very informative & now I am going to follow this blog regularly.

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  7. You have a great and informative blog…. ,edu backlinks are really effective thanks for sharing awesome tips. The most important point is to target right niche , otherwise it not worth to get link which are not targeted and not useful for blog.
    Nice article…keep it up πŸ™‚

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    1. Thanks for the words πŸ™‚ Wait for my next article about backlinks !! I'm gonna rock I promise πŸ˜›

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  8. Instead of searching the general blogs and wasting time, this keyword helped me a lot to search with the specific and to target sites like .edu and .gov to post a comment… So thanks for your valuable post.

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  9. This keyword helped me a lot to search with the specific and to target sites like .edu and .gov to post a comment… I think this should help my ranking!

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    Thanks!

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  11. Useful information. With some tweaks will try finding the niche forms.

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  12. nice post. thank to help me. very exciting article and good guidelines.

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  13. Thanks for the excellent information on backlinking. There are tons of ways to get good quality backlinks, but they all take time.
    As of today (Oct 19, 2010) the link is working. Thanks for posting it.

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  14. If you want to get the edu backlinks then you must find targeted urls by searching "best edu blog list" on the search engines such Google..

    Your whole post is simply very helpful for the us!

    Thanks

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  15. Awesome info, I really liked your picture of the atoms showing the example of the edu backlink Thanks a lot.
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  16. Thanks for this great post.
    I've discovered some golden rules for backlins here, i will apply them right away!
    Very useful,all the best!

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  17. Great post and thanks for the tips… I've been slacking lately at link-building but need to get back to it πŸ™‚

    Thanks!

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  18. Om nu te zeggen dat .edu backlinks meteen je site omhoog laten schieten is nog steeds twijfelachtig. Uiteindelijk gaat het om relevantie, en als je bedrijf nou eenmaal niet in de educatieve sector zit, is een .edu lastig te verkrijgen. Kies dan eerder voor relevante websites waarbij je gratis je bedrijf kunt promoten .
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  19. yep, the problem is we need to filter out those moderated and nofollow, so f***** tedious!!:((((

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  20. Thanks for the post. It is really informative. Will try that on my blog. Will check back on your blog soon. =D

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  21. Thanks for your article, I'll try to get the best links for my sites by researching and manual submits myself. Sometimes it's hard, but hard work pays off.

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  22. Nice informative post and worth reading as it gives everyone some great ideas on how to get edu blogs etc..

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  23. I have tried several Google searches for .edu blogs with varying degrees of success. The on's you have posted seem to work very well.

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  24. Holy cow ! Man awesome tips. Keep it up πŸ˜€

    Btw i didn't get that "comments are closed" thing :s

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  25. There are numerous ebooks being sold that have info less usefull that what you are giving are for free here. cheers! glad i found this page.

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  26. Wow nice information you have shared here. Actually Google made searching of information easy on any topic. Well keep it up and post more interesting blogs.
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  27. Hello,
    Thanks for the tips. I really didn't know that .edu links held that much weight. There is some rich content here. Thank you
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  28. Very interesting stuff you got here. I'm gonna try and post on some forums. I'm kinda new to all these backlink stuff.

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  29. I just tried this and my problem is that the EDU sites i find are not ranked, or have a very low rank. WIll these still count towards getting a high quality backlink for my site? I have another question also.. How long does it take for my backlinks to register on sites that tlel you how many backlinks I have. Ive been waiting a month and nothing. Also, whn you post your links.. do you just post the root domain or the article with you keywords in it.

    Thanks for the help.. keep blogging!!!! πŸ™‚
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  30. Thank you for fantastic explanation.

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  31. i wil try this today and wil see that my traffic is increasing or not

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  32. good post sir.i wil try this today and wil see that my traffic is increasing or not

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  33. Due to the panda effect getting backlinks from scammed .edu can severly harm your seo.

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  34. keep it up bro,many many thanksssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssss

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  35. dada,
    thanks a lot keep it up many many thanksssssssssssssssssssssssss

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  36. Hi,The article is very nice. Many webdeveloper get benefit of this. Can you tell me how can i put share my code part here?

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  37. Some nice tips here, thanks for sharing the info though. I can also share a valid dofollow edu list with you guys, just let me know. Yes, for free!

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  38. Dude! I am grateful for this article. I have been wondering but now i have to test your procedures and see if i can get some edu. links to my site.

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  39. Thanks for this helpful guide
    hopefully, i can see some results when I implement your suggestion for my other site later on .
    Thanks for the useful info.

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  40. Hi,

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  43. This is cool stuff. Thanks for sharing. I was browsing on how to find .EDU links and you website was at the top. I had gone through your explanation and found out a way. Need to test it though. Real good post to read through….

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  45. Thanks for the post I tried your method and got a few backlinks from some good sites in my niche. Now my site is #1 in yahoo and Bing 3rd spot in google. Thanks again. The site is http://the-sport-report.com/

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  46. Hi Rahul,

    I read this article it's simply superb.Really this is the exact article what i want.I searched these kind of article that how to get "edu" backlinks but doesn,t get any. Thank you very much to give me a wounderful article.

    I expect a lot from you.Looking forward to your articles.

    Keep writing:)
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  47. anyone know if there is a way to check if the current site si dofollow ?

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  48. Thanks for nice blog site. i like it. i get more information

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    1. oh I’m sorry, recently I lost some comments before approving so must be one of them. Well, I think you should concentrate on the content first and then create a strategy and then go for backlinks πŸ™‚

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  49. Very nice and helpful Article. πŸ˜‰
    Best wishes by Gamdo.

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  50. It's been several years, yet I still visit this page when I tamper around Google's search paramaters. Thanks for this awesome post.

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  51. Hi i am the first time visit here. I got very clear information from your article thank really helpful.
    Thanks

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  52. Extremely useful tips in locating .edu backlinks. Thanks for sharing with us this article. I am going to try finding niche related .edu sites on my Day Trading page using these parameters.

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  54. Wow, this is great advice and works. How do you know whether they are do follow or no follow?

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  55. vauable artical having great infofmation to get .edu Backlink.It helps the people who are interested in doing backlink.

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  56. Really Nice Post. Full of information. Get know a lotz. Thanks admin and the author….. Keep it up

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  57. I have just checked out your suggestions on getting .EDU backlinks and tried a few, I will let you know if I get any from the 1 hour I have just spent commenting on these blogs.
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  58. Hello, and thank you so much.

    I think leaving a comment on edu. blogs is kind of difficult.
    I mean, most of comments are rejected (in some occasions even all of them , since you don't see any comments on the article, an article about 2 years long).
    I have tried on a couple of articles, because I really was interested in them and I like submitting comments in blogs and forums (even before having any website).

    What is the use of allowing users to comment and add their URL if they don't accept them?

    Thank you.

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  59. Hi,
    I'd like to thank you for sharing this valuable information with us , building backlinks is the most fundamental work tand I honestly hate to do it but based on the fact that I enjoy communicating with people, I figured I can do what I love and benefit from it.
    Again thank you!!
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  60. This is truly excellent! This is totally priceless. Thanks so much. @Thom that is hard to answer just because each site has a different PR. The backlinks from a higher PR will be more valuable for your site than a backlink from a low pr.

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  61. Thanks for this informative post. Do-follow backlinks are a really great way to increase your traffic. Another gold mine of traffic is posting on sites that list their (Top Commentors) in the sidebar. This is your opportunity to not only generate a backlink but also to get front page exposure. Some site typically take around 5-7 posts to make it to the top commentor list.
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  62. Wonderful, I do appreciate your efforts to let us know how to find edu blogs. Thanks!

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  63. Wow. I guess this is my first visit to your blog and found something interesting. You are right, it would have been great if we can find dofollow links.
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  64. Howdy just wanted to give you a brief heads up and let you know a few of the pictures
    aren’t loading properly. I’m not sure why but I think its a linking issue.
    I’ve tried it in two different internet browsers and both show the same results.

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  65. thanks you so much to share this infos!
    very helpful
    Loren

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  66. Actually the filter with – rel=nofollow can probably find with a software or after analyse each source!

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  67. Hi Rahul, thank you for that article it was simple and clear to the point. You broke it down for people like me to understand and take action.
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  68. Thanks a lot, these absolutely helpful. Keep writing more related tips!

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  69. Hello.

    Thanks for your guidance , really the key phrase you provided for searching .edu, .org, .gov blogs, or site where we can do blog commenting .

    Most of the people create lot of spamming and due to this , lot of .edu website didn't accept comment on own blog and if accept blog make link as a no follow .

    So all the point which you mention i am totally agreed with it.

    One .edu backlin is equal to 100 .com backlink . So you got the idea i hope how much important is .euc backlink

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  70. It proves to be a very helpful article to me. Keep up the good work!

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  71. Never try to make spamming back links it will hurts your SEO ranking and branding. That is why
    you should have made a informative post or thread through an .EDU forum or leave a informative and valuable comment in an .EDU blog site too.
    That will boost up your SEO ranking in Google and give you some targeted visitors too.
    In below I’ve mentioned some .EDU back links finding footprints. So please go for it…

    Go to Google and use following search query then you will get some .EDU forum sites.

    site:.edu “forums register”
    site:.edu “register iam over 13 years of age forum”
    site:.edu “discussion board register”
    site:.edu “bulletin board register”
    site:.edu “message board register”
    site:.edu “phpbb register forum”
    site:.edu “punbb register forum”
    site:.edu “forum signup”
    site:.edu “vbulletin forum signup”
    site:.edu “SMF register forum”
    site:.edu “register forum Please Enter Your Date of Birth”
    site:.edu “forums – Registration Agreement”
    site:.edu “forum Whilst we attempt to edit or remove any messages containing inappropriate, sexually orientated, abusive, hateful, slanderous”
    site:.edu “forum By continuing with the sign up process you agree to the above rules and any others that the Administrator specifies.”
    site:.edu “forum In order to proceed, you must agree with the following rules:”
    site:.edu “forum register I have read, and agree to abide by the”
    site:.edu “forum To continue with the registration procedure please tell us when you were born.”
    site:.edu “forum I am at least” “years old.”
    site:.edu “Forum Posted: Tue May 05, 2009 8:24 am Memberlist Profile”
    site:.edu “View previous topic :: View next topic forums”
    site:.edu “You cannot post new topics in this forum”

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  72. Thank you for providing the links

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