Recently, I have shared on how to find dofollow blogs on .edu and .gov suffix. It is known that .edu and .gov dofollow backlinks gives more value towards our ranking in google. I have done some searching on .edu and .gov blogs for last couple of weeks. Out of 10, 8 dofollow .edu blogs are heavily spammed with pharma, gambling, adult, etc links. These blogs have auto approval on comments using captcha. Surely, I don’t want to get a backlink from there, even though the page’s PR value is very high (PR4+).
But, what I’m worried here is our competitors can use this to attack us. We know well that google gives penalty or don’t give credit to backlinks from bad neighbourhood. If our competitors posted a link at this pages, surely it’s going to effect our ranking. The only advice given by google is to contact blog admin and ask to remove those links. I would doubt that blog admins who don’t have time to moderate their comments, will check our link in the big spam comment list.
I wonder why Google is still giving good PR for those pages with heavy outgoing links (more than 100) especially on education blogs that is pointing to some pharma, gambling or adult websites. Of all, I’m just worried this can be used by our competitors to knock us down from SEPR, PR and other rankings with chances of getting us penalty from google. What is your thought about this?