Blogs with .edu, .org and .gov domains are considered reliable by google and have a higher impact on all search engines. Such blogs are specifically for universities and other educational purpose. They are highly monitored blogs and so getting a link back from these powerful .edu blogs would also increase your blog's credibility.
|Backlinking with .edu sites|
It is not quiet easy to find .edu or .gov blogs pertaining to your niche and those that allow you to place a comment. Most of them are nofollow blogs, but that shouldn't be a problem as long as you get organic traffic. Backlinking with at least a few education blogs itself, can have a great impact and increase your blog rankings on search engines. Also, take note of the PR (page rankings) when you come across .edu blogs.
I have been hunting this down for long and now came across a way to find .edu blog with certain parameters. So jump on to google search and enter the parameter as shown below.
site:.edu inurl:blog “post a comment” -”comments closed” -”you must be logged in” “keyword”
site:.gov inurl:blog “post a comment” -”comments closed” -”you must be logged in” “Keyword”
Your search on Google after entering the parameters would look like this
|Example of Google parameters on SERP|
Note : Instead of "Keyword", enter your niche.
For example: "increase web traffic"
"mlm network marketing"
Though there are more search parameters, I have only provided the most relevant ones to make things simple. The other search terms will need you to further keep digging the mine to find the appropriate blogs and that is time consuming. Ok got an idea how to do it? Now go get it :)