How To Find .Edu And .Gov Backlinks

Most marketers know the value of getting 1 way inbound links from high authority websites on .edu and .gov extensions. Google view these sites highly and links from these websites carry far more weight than any other sort of links. You can pay a fortune to get packets of .edu or .gov blogs or websites that allow comments which you can then visit to add a link and today I am going to give you a formula that will enable you to find all the edu and gov blogs you will ever need for FREE by following theses steps

  • Go to Google and type this exact string into the search bar,

site:edu inurl:blog “leave a comment” -“comments closed” -“you must be logged in to comment”

Now let me explain how this works and what each segment represents,

site:edu – means Google will only display search results from sites with a .edu extension.
inurl:blog – means your results will only show blogs that are located on those .edu domains.
“leave a comment” – means your search results will only show blogs on .edu domains that have comment forms.
-“comments closed” – Note the “-“? that means your search results will NOT display blogs where commenting is closed.
-“you must be logged in to comment” – There’s that – again. It means your search results will exclude blogs where you need to be logged in to leave comments.

To expand on this a little, if you only want to find blogs on .gov domains that have open comments, just replace site:edu with site:gov in your search string.

Now you have the base string you can add or remove segments to find more niche relevant blogs on topic with your chosen keyword, try these strings too to drill down and find niche specific blogs you can add a relevant comments to get great value back links for free.

keyword phrase”+inurl:blog
“keyword phrase”+inurl:blog
“keyword phrase””submit site””submit your site””add url” inurl:blog “keyword” “comment”
site:gov – “you must be logged in” -“comment closed”
site:edu – “you must be logged in” -“comment closed”

Remember to spend a little bit more time on this task, rushing through will only end up with your comment probably getting deleted as trash because the answer didn’t cover enough of the blog post topic.


  • Search and sift through the results to find sites that allow comments on their blogs. This shows that other people are successfully using this strategy and to go ahead and add your comment and link to your website.
  • Build your list of websites that you could comment on (or outsource this) to create a database of .EDU and .GOV backlinks you can use.
  • Comment on these blogs. Be informed, be kind, and stay on topic. Doing a couple minutes of research and posting relevant helpful information will increase your success tenfold. At the very least, put some thought into a contextual post that fits in with what is being discussed. If you don’t do this, you may completely waste your time.
  • When you make a comment, put in your information, then put in your HTML link.

Don’t overdo this. Spread out your comments over time and bookmark a lot of the sites that you comment on regularly. Instead of concentrating solely on one keyword and linking to your homepage over and over again, spread it among different categories, posts, and pages in your blog.

Hope you can take advantage of this great free backlinking source of high authority websites.  If you want to automate a lot of the ground work take a look at some nifty software I have called Link finder pro, all you have to do is add a keyword and select the type of link you want and hey presto, you have the Google search results ready to select your target, click here for more details of link finder pro.


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Jenny December 27, 2017

Thanks! It helped me a lot!

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