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Are .edu links more valuable than .com links?

If so, how much more valuable. I can start a website at the .edu domain of the college I went to. Is this worth doing just for the link value?
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Google doesn't see any TLD as being more valuable than any other.
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.edu links have more trust, thousands of links pointing to them and they are relatively older. They are a real jackpot if you have some.

But I am sure a site like http://site.edu/students/3sem/~entra/ will not look as effective as a .com site to your users.
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They don't have more "trust" based on the TLD extension. It's because they tend to have more authoritive links pointing to them. Google doesn't factor the TLD extension into it's algo for anything.
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meman wrote:
Google doesn't factor the TLD extension into it's algo for anything.

Apart from maybe a small help in local searches in my opinion.

However, I agree, edu links in themsleves are not better, it is just that the trust and links to edu sites that then possibly link to you can have better effects so it looks like an .edu thing.
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IMO it really does not make a big difference whether you have dot edu or dot com extension. What is important is the quality of your site and the vote that it gets from other sites makes the difference.
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Google doesn't factor the TLD extension into it's algo for anything.

Don't tell me that, google uses TLD extension to give better results using user's geographical location. For example, .co.uk site is more likely to be in search results on google.co.uk than on google.be
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If you wanna get an domain for your college I think you must get one .edu domain because is more representative.
In fact .edu is for education .com is for comercial area and .org for an organization !
Good luck !
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manumiglani wrote:
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Google doesn't factor the TLD extension into it's algo for anything.

Don't tell me that, google uses TLD extension to give better results using user's geographical location. For example, .co.uk site is more likely to be in search results on google.co.uk than on google.be


The location of the site is detirmined from the location of the server hosting it.
A .com hosted in the UK will be seen as a UK site, A co.uk hosted in america will be seen as an american site.
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meman wrote:
manumiglani wrote:
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Google doesn't factor the TLD extension into it's algo for anything.

Don't tell me that, google uses TLD extension to give better results using user's geographical location. For example, .co.uk site is more likely to be in search results on google.co.uk than on google.be


The location of the site is detirmined from the location of the server hosting it.

It is true that hosting of a site also determines its local search rank, but TLD is also considered a factor in local search results IMO (No offence intended).

meman wrote:
A .com hosted in the UK will be seen as a UK site

I agree with that.

meman wrote:
A co.uk hosted in america will be seen as an american site.

It isn't true. A .co.uk will be seen as a UK site.
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A .co.uk hosted in America has added value and one which I capitalise on in my work.

A .co.uk hosted in the UK can thrive in google.co.uk but it can suffer and is harder to rank in my experience in google.com

A .co.cuk hosted in America can rank very well and is classed as a UK site so can do well in google.co.uk but also transfers well into google.com and can rank there also even if its a UK product or service.

The above are all dependent on certain other key factors so it isn't quite as simple as that but thats my experience from physical tests on the many sites/tests that I run continually.
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I don't know that they are more valuable, but its my understanding that not just anyone can go out and get a .edu domain. I think the average user will see .edu websites as being more credible.
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What do you think of someone selling a permanent page on site.edu, what would be the value of such a page? :?
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All things equal, its no more valuable than a page on a .com, .net or .cc
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Does .edu really work? maybe in the past
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.edu and .gov links are more valcuable as for as i know.
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There is 2 way to know geographical area of any website and that is absolutely an IP address. if your website has .com TLD and website Ip address is related to Uk then it wll certainly come on Uk only result. you can check your Ip address by any tool listed at :
http://www.seo-webdirectory.com/seo-lin ... p_address_ tool.html
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Do you know some .edu or .gov sites where I can add my website? As link-exchange let`s say
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I have today written up why .edu domains do not score higher than any others. Please find it here:

http://www.letspromoteit.com/2007/10/10 ... er-link-2/

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Yes Indeed. .edu links are authority links most of the time. Compairing apple to apple .edu are more important than .com
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.edu is a trusted link than .com domain name. but usually .com is usually used for business and .edu is for education sector.
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meman is spot on

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