University Domain Conditional Trust Rank

AlexF has compiled a list of the 20 most trusted University domains in Google. The metric he used? Number of parasite doorway pages that ranked!

1. [uic.edu] trust [673]
2. [uiowa.edu] trust [580]
3. [byu.edu] trust [564]
4. [mit.edu] trust [457]
5. [loyno.edu] trust [428]
6. [umn.edu] trust [383]
7. [uoregon.edu] trust [345]
8. [ua.edu] trust [340]
9. [stanford.edu] trust [312]
10. [ucdavis.edu] trust [312]
11. [cwru.edu] trust [269]
12. [vjc.edu] trust [263]
13. [dongguk.edu] trust [245]
14. [case.edu] trust [239]
15. [harvard.edu] trust [223]
16. [cie.edu] trust [210]
17. [ucne.edu] trust [199]
18. [sdsu.edu] trust [199]
19. [cmu.edu] trust [197]
20. [sage.edu] trust [184]

Trusted parasite hosts are critically important to making your doorway pages rank, and rank quickly. There’s no need to reinvent the wheel, just do what has already proven to work.

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9 Responses to “University Domain Conditional Trust Rank”

  1. Muskie says:

    One flaw with .edu is it only considers American schools. The whole internet is too American centric, look at the division of IP addresses, some US schools have more than entire countries…

    China for one is not happy with this and is supposedly just going to introduce high level domains and URLs in Chinese characters.

    Does Google’s trusted algorithm consider foreign schools? Surely Oxford is trusted…

  2. MORO says:

    I’m confused about the metric he used. Any chance you could clarify how he came up with the individual scores?

  3. MORO says:

    Oh I didn’t realize those were the number of pages that ranked on each domain.

    So, if you were to take those numbers and come up with an average like the number of doorway pages divided by the number of domains, what would your score be Quads? AlexF has a rough 325.

    Is there a way to edit comments?

  4. alexf2000 says:

    Moro, here is what I did: I collected 2000 top paid keywords from 7 search, queried gogle for 100 results for each keyword and then sum the hosts from the urls returned by google. Of couse I got more than 20 hosts and not all of them .EDUs, but I keep “trusted” forums and blogs for myself. 🙂 So relative number divided by number of domains does not make any sense.

  5. ChrisWebPub says:

    There is no special bonus for .edu sites.

  6. egthareal says:

    Do you have to actually “have” a legitimate doorway page on these sites or will comment spam work?

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  8. m1t0s1s says:

    To Muskie: .edus have quality links and content and are often cited; there is no automatic trust.

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