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Is July A BAD Time To Get .edu links?

     
5:26 am on Jul 7, 2011 (gmt 0)

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This may be an obvious question, but with summer vacation in full swing, will it be harder to get .edu links through link request emails over the next couple of months?

Should I wait until fall to email professors for links? Should I concentrate on other types of links during the summer?

Thanks in advance.
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Yes, bad time.
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Thanks.

Is there a particularly GOOD type of link to try to acquire during the summer months?
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Plan your EDU campaigns for October, after the initial back to school rush is over.

Overall we find summer to be the most difficult time to develop some types of links.
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That's right. For all link campaigns always be mindful of holidays, vacation periods, natural disasters, important events, etc. For certain niches an important conference can impact the conversion rate. This week nobody got back to work until Tuesday, and you can bet a lot of emails were hastily deleted Tuesday.
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So I am guessing that there is NO good type of link that becomes easier to get during summer, then?
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How about entities that only exist (in real life) in the summer-- those very places that everyone else is vacationing at? 8-9 months of the year they're on a skeleton crew with two people somewhere taking reservations. July may be your best chance to get hold of a human with decision-making authority.
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You likely have a better chance of contacting someone when they do not have a ton of work on their plate.

Mid season for a VR website would likely be the worst time to contact the business. Those businesses are scrambling to build and handle leads, bookings, and in my opinion have very little time (then) to handle your request.

Your best chance - if you are sourcing a truly valuable link - is to hit them up 2-3 weeks after the season is over.
 

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