I’m thrilled with these discussion over webmaster forums about having .edu link. I’m thrilled because it seems like they are very important for your success in SERP. It was rumored to be will give big weight to your sites rankings. Just of last week someone offered me a .edu link but I will not give the URL because this might devaluate the importance of the link it will provide.
Getting .edu link is very hard. So webmasters are finding ways on how to get one. I will give you some simple tips on how to do it.
1. Build something that a school worth linking to. If you could offer something that is very informative to their student that they could recommend. No $$$ lost. Just make sure you will get notice by soliciting your articles through the school administrator.
2. If you know someone from that college and he has access in the college website and can accept money to add your link.
3. Contact the school administrator and Donate reasonable amount and ask them to put your link somewhere in their links page. Most of the .edu link has links page so it’s not that hard to request for a backlink from them.
4. There are some webmaster forums where an individual offer links from .edu link in return for $XXX. You can search for a thread here http://forums.digitalpoint.com/forumdisplay.php?f=58 and you will see few individuals that offer this one.
5. Colleges are offering free hosting for their student so if your enrolled in a college or know someone from a college then ask for a favor to add your link to his site that is hosted by their college.
Although 4 of the tips here are just simply bribing. I would recommend the 1st tip to be done first rather than the next 4. Happy bribing…oppsss did I just say that.. Good luck with your quest on looking for a possible .edu backlinks.