White hat ways of getting high quality .edu backlinks?
What are some legit ways of getting quality .edu backlinks? I don't want any blackhat techniques where everything is automated. Just pure ideas of getting .edu links.
I'll start with the only .edu high-quality, site-wide anchor backlinks I manage to obtain in my SEO career.
So I wanted to increase the website authority of a popular Medical Facility. I decided a .edu link can improve their authority and therefore rankings quite a lot.
I've looked at about 3 universities in that area that also had a Medical School. From these 3, one of them had a dead Student website&blog that was dead and unused. So I contacted the student counsel offering a full Wordpress blog implementation and design in exchange of a sitewide backlink on the university's main website. Worked like a charm and everybody was happy in the end.