kevinanchi - 2:28 pm on Jan 25, 2012 (gmt 0)
I read an article about online, dont remember the site now but it said that Google ignores the edu, mil, gov links are there has been more spamming on those sites for backlinks, and also i have read an article that Panda is also ignoring links which are added in footer header or sidebar and also the links from edu gov etc.
i don't know what all makes sense but i think that Google has different strategy for each Niche, or the manual review plays a major part in this game as some niche might be reviewed heavily for example i have worked for one umbrellas site and got very relevant and high page rank links to the site and also got links from the Edu and Gov sites. As compared the top competitor i got 100 links more and also my link influence score was 10% more compared to his, and as it a Ecom site content on the site was also Good, Still i am at the lower ranking.
Based on this conclusion i thought that Edu Gov sites dont add advantage....