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I am not sure why SEO professionals are rushing towards making .edu links through blog comments. I have seen a lot of spam comments on .edu sites which allow automatic comment posting. Is that gives benefit for SEO strategy?

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    Chris Hornak

    about 3 years ago #

    This is an old-school link building strategy. The idea is that .edu domains are usually very trustworthy and so links from them should pass good PageRank.

    Google Penguin put an end to link building strategies such as these in exchange for link earning strategies. In modern SEO you should spend less time scavenging the internet for links and more time creating campaigns that attract natural links.

    Helpful Resources:

    Google on Link Schemes: https://support.google.com/webmasters/answer/66356?hl=en
    What is Google Penguin: https://moz.com/learn/seo/google-penguin