SEO: The “Skew Method” for getting links from .edu domains
Hey folks. My name is Charles Lumpkin. Today I want to talk to you about how you can get links from .edu domains. I blatantly stole this technique from a friend of mine called Peter Askew, and I’m going to call it the “Skew Method.”
In the Skew Method, you want to go out and find links on .edu domains. How you’re going to do this is go find college organizations to sponsor. You go contact them, thrown them $50 or whatever, and say “Hey, I’d like to sponsor your organization if you’ll just give me a link back to my site from yours. That’ll be awesome.”
Now, why .edu domains? Well, this is really where the whole thing started, with .edu papers referencing each other. It’s kind of where the link world really started. .edu domains are still very trusted in the eyes of Google and the other engines. It’s less likely to have spam on it and all these other things. So, it gives links from .edu domains a little more weight to them.
So, how do you do this? It’s pretty easy. Go to Google and do a query. Type in “site:.edu” then space, then your topic whatever it is. Let’s say “photography” and “club” or “organization” or “association” or something like that. So, “site:.edu photography club”. That’s going to return a lot of clubs and organizations. They’re student organizations you can go to and say “Hey Photography Club of Georgia Tech, I’d like to sponsor your organization if you’ll give me a link back to my site.” I’m sure somebody will give you a link. It’s a great way to get a link from a .edu domain, and it’s a very powerful link indeed. My name is Charles Lumpkin, and you can find more of me at CharlesLumpkin.com. Thank you.