I thought the old scholarship backlink trick didn’t really work anymore, but the last several competitor audits (local businesses outranking my clients) I’ve done have turned up a bunch of .edu backlinks.
They require some buy-in from the client, of course, but are .edu backlinks like that still worth going after?
They certainly work, but unless you have relationships at universities, I don’t recommend spending time on it. It can be very time consuming with a very low success rate. Not to mention a lot of schools are moving towards scholarship databases like BigFuture.
Edu **backlinks are** educational links, sites with . … In a nutshell, a few quality edu **backlinks** can significantly boost your ranking and help you get on top of the SERPs faster. On the other hand, there **is** an equal number of SEO experts who point out that most edu and gov **backlinks are** actually worthless